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.


  • 7 December 2016

    Business planning doesn’t have to be an arduous, drawn out task — it can be a simple, straightforward process that has the potential to turn your enterprise into a more profitable success.

  • 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.

  • 14 November 2016

    Farmers’ markets are rapidly growing in popularity as an ideal way for small producers to sell their locally produced and value-added products.

  • 12 December 2016

    Promoting your small business is essential.

  • 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.


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