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.


  • 12 June 2017

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 7 April 2017

    Mastitis is the term for a bacterial infection of the udder. It is most common in ewes raising multiple lambs or with high milk production.

  • 22 February 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) is supporting the Western Australian grains industry and businesses to boost profitability, export competitiveness and sustainabili

  • 1 March 2017

    Some of the world’s safest meat, milk and fibre products are produced here in Western Australia. WA farmers produce safe food by keeping their livestock free of harmful residues.

  • 20 April 2016

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

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