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.

Articles

  • 23 August 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • 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.

  • 19 December 2016

    Fresh food businesses are faced with the challenge of creating a food safety culture, maintaining best practice and retaining customer confidence, while effectively managing overall costs.

  • 25 August 2016

    Seed potato schemes do not have a standardised system for naming their stages of seed potato production which makes it difficult to compare schemes.

  • 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.

  • 12 December 2014

    White Star is an improved potato variety which was selected in Western Australia for its ability to produce high yields of large tubers under winter and spring growing conditions.

  • 2 December 2014

    The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is native from Iran to northern India.

  • 19 December 2016

    Maintaining the quality of grain that has been grown is all about the correct and timely harvesting of the grain and its management and storage once removed from the paddock.

  • 2 November 2016

    The Sweeter Banana Co-operative, based in Carnarvon, was formed in 1993 to develop a brand that would be easily recognisable by consumers.

  • 18 November 2014

    In Western Australia the Agricultural Produce Commission Act 1988 provides agricultural producers with the legal framework to collect funds to provide for the development of their industry

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