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 Buy West Eat Best food labelling program is a response to consumer demand for locally grown, farmed, fished and produced food. Buy West Eat Best is more than just a label.

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

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

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

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development operates a sensitive sites service to identify the locations of sensitive commercial production systems across Western Australia's agri

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

  • The National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) monitors the distribution of economically important insect-borne viruses of livestock and their vectors.

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