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.


  • 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

  • 9 August 2016

    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.

  • 20 September 2016

    A blue colouring in the aleurone layer of barley grain (the layer immediately below the husk) may be present in some varieties.

  • 19 February 2015

    This article outlines strawberry growers' obligations with respect to using pesticides on their farms.

  • 16 August 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) aims to assist the development of sustainable and enduring beef supply chains in Western Australia.

  • 29 August 2016

    The Buy West Eat Best logo, managed by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, has strict criteria to ensure integrity is maintained with consumers.

  • 1 November 2016

    Participating in quality assurance schemes for fresh produce comes at a cost, but this can be more than outweighed by benefits in the marketplace.

  • 1 November 2016

    Water is a basic requirement for all organisms, including micobial pathogens. In fruit growing and where water is an input, there is also the potential for harmful bacteria to thrive.

  • 5 June 2014

    WA's first Signature Dish was chosen on WA Day, Monday 2 June.

    The winning dish was lamb cutlets with a lupin-based crust, accompanied by a sweet potato salad with Moroccan flavours.

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