Organic food & farming

Expanding markets for organic products reflect increasing consumer interest in how foods are grown and treated. This relates to the health, environmental and social impacts of food choices.

Organic products involve virtually all sectors of agriculture and food, and represent a high-value business option for primary producers and food processors. In Western Australia, organic businesses comprise a wide range of enterprises including large food processors, corporate and family farms, small landholders and boutique food processors.

The Department of Agriculture and Food is working with commercial producers and supply chain partners to assist the development of the organic industry in Western Australia.

Articles

  • The Department of Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has established the Western Australian Premium Food Centre to identify markets for premium agrifood products and

  • Many practices are transferable from a conventional system to an organic system of growing mangoes.

  • Transition to a system of organic mango production will vary according to your situation and current management system.

  • The underlying principle of organic crop production is "healthy plants grow from healthy soil". It is a whole system approach and as far as practical a closed system.

  • Mangoes have been identified as a promising crop for organic production. They are suitable because of a low nitrogen requirement and relatively low incidence of pests and diseases.

  • Coexistence: Existing in mutual tolerance; Everyone’s Responsibility

  • Sensitive Sites Western Australia (WA) is a DAFWA service designed to help identify the location of sensitive agricultural production systems within the agricultural region of WA.

  • Organic farming is a popular pursuit especially for small landholders interested in sustainable production.