Market development & access

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) identifies new markets for State agrifood exporters and works to further develop these international markets.

DAFWA enables the establishment of effective business to business relationships by bringing Western Australian businesses together with selected trading partners in specific premium markets, including business investors.

We provide market intelligence to build local and international networks, facilitate incoming delegations to showcase our high quality agrifood products and work with overseas trade and investment offices to provide advice to agrifood businesses on potential market opportunities.

We enable improved access to priority markets and ensure the State's agrifood industry views are represented in international trade negotiations.


  • 17 January 2017

    Western Australia is one of the few places in the world which is free from major pests and diseases and thus has the image of being clean and green.

  • 18 January 2017

    The Buy West Eat Best logo with its familar stylised map of Western Australia with bite marks on the eastern border, provides consumers with a brand representing integrity, trust and local produce.

  • 16 August 2016

    Businesses that display the Buy West Eat Best logo need to meet certain criteria, which ensure strict standards of local content and quality.

  • 4 November 2014

    The Department of Agriculture and Food and Fruit West delivered a seminar which highlighted grower-owned fruit marketing businesses and their retail success stories.

  • 11 December 2013

    For any business to generate margins it must have a point of difference that is valuable.

  • 16 August 2016

    The Buy West Eat Best program, managed by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, requires certain important criteria to be met to ensure integrity of the logo's use.

  • 11 April 2016

    Wheat is the major grain crop produced in Western Australia (WA) making up 70 percent of annual grain production and generating A$2-3 billion for the State economy each year.

  • 16 August 2016

    DDLS Seed Testing and Certification (formally AGWEST Plant Laboratories) is a service area under the DAFWA Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - an amalgamation of DAFWA plant and animal laborato

  • 16 November 2016

    DAFWA has evaluated a number of alternative wine grape varieties for their suitability for production in Western Australia.

  • 28 September 2016

    Almost all of WA citrus fruit is sold in the local market. Fruit has been sent to export markets since 2015 and is increasing.


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