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.


  • 7 November 2016

    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.

  • 17 July 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.

  • 12 June 2017

    The Western Australian (WA) grain industry is a major contributor to the agrifood sector and the Australian economy.

  • 7 November 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has supported the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA) and the IGA Perth Royal Show for more than 60 years.

  • 21 August 2017

    With global concerns about food security rising in rapidly changing market places, the Western Australian Government is ensuring the state’s grains industry is well placed to capitalise on growing

  • 2 December 2016

    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.

  • 18 May 2017

    The oat industry delivers nearly $200 million to the State economy each year through oats for human consumption and feed.

  • 18 May 2017

    Lupins are uniquely suited to the acid and sandy soils found across large tracts of the Western Australian wheatbelt and play an important role in breaking cereal disease cycles and adding fixed ni

  • 8 May 2017

    Organic farming is a popular pursuit especially for small landholders interested in sustainable production.

  • 31 March 2017

    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.

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