Case Study Initiative

Page last updated: Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 10:24am

The Western Australian Government Case Study Initiative seeks to assist Western Australian agriculture and food businesses to enhance their export competitiveness.  Applications for the case study initiative have now closed and are currently being assessed.

The agrifood value cycle

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), through its Asian Market Success (AMS) project, is seeking national and global case studies on joint or collaborative business arrangements that have the potential to enhance the export competiveness of Western Australia’s agriculture and food sector businesses.

The case studies sought are for 'value cycle business models.' This term is defined in the Guidelines, accessible on the right hand side of this webpage.

The Case Study Initiative seeks to assist Western Australian agriculture and food businesses by presenting a suite of case studies. Such models describe how businesses achieve:

  • High yields
  • Large operations
  • Proven/scalable systems
  • Efficiency and productivity, and/or
  • Scale and competitiveness in export markets.

We are interested in case studies primarily from the grains, livestock, fruit, vegetable, food processing and seafood sectors. 

They should describe how businesses have achieved tangible successes by working together on specific, clearly defined, joint business objectives.

Most importantly, the studies should outline how collaborations led to reduced production costs and increased customer value in order to achieve improved performance in export markets.

Readers seeking to understand more about the Western Australian agrifood sector may review the Pathways to Competitiveness and Target Market Opportunities reports, accessible on the right hand side of this webpage.

The Case Study Initiative will invest up to $200 000, with individual contracts of between $5000 and $15 000 per case study (Australian dollars, excluding GST).

Applicants may submit multiple applications.

No successful applicant will be awarded a contract for more than three case studies.

For more information please refer to the Guidelines document available from the documents section of this webpage.

Applications for the Western Australian Government Case Study Initiative closed on 3 October 2018 and are currently being assessed.