Food, export & investment

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) supports the success of our State’s world-renowned agrifood sector which produces high-quality, safe and healthy agricultural, food and fibre products for domestic and international markets. Western Australia is one of the most pest- and disease-free agricultural production areas in the world.

As a result of stringent safety and quality systems our primary industries provide premium quality food and beverage products to local and international clients. DAFWA also works to identify and develop international market opportunities for agrifood businesses and attract investment into the State.


  • The department has released a report outlining how Western Australian farm businesses can adapt and become investment-ready to grow the agri-food sector into a premium supplier to Asian food market

  • The Empowering Women in Agriculture – Australia and Indonesia Program was a joint venture between the East Java Government and the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA).

  • An area at Waterloo near Bunbury, Western Australia has been identified as the preferred location for a future agri-industry investment in the south-west region, which will now be the subject of fu

  • The Western Australian grains industry was challenged to develop a strategy to double the value of the grains industry over the next decade to 2025.

  • The eConnected Grainbelt Project team is excited to announce the launch of it's new weather website, which provides users with improved functionality and usability.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development supports initiatives that align with our vision, purpose and priorities as outlined in our Strategic Intent 2018–21.

  • Bruising of ware potatoes causes economic loss but good management at harvest and processing can significantly reduce losses.

  • Bluetongue virus can infect all ruminants but it usually only causes serious disease in sheep. Cattle may be infected with the virus but rarely show disease.

  • The Southern Forests SEED Program is an important part of the overall Manjimup SuperTown efforts and aims to raise the profile of agriculture in the Manjimup region as a valid career choice to attr

  • The Manjimup Agriculture and Food Strategy is being developed to identify projects that will address contemporary agricultural issues and opportunities, and find successful applications for subsequ

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