Food South Australia partners with a range of agencies and organisations to facilitate programs and connections for members and to support the food and beverage industry in South Australia.
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state’s primary industries and regions.
PIRSA’s priorities include leading the delivery of the Government’s ‘Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World’ economic priority, and improving economic and social outcomes for regional South Australia through the Government’s Charter for Stronger Regional Policy.
PIRSA provides funding support for a range of programs and projects and works collaboratively with Food South Australia to support the growth and development of South Australia’s food and beverage industry.
The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers scientific research for primary industries in areas including agriculture, food, and the aquatic and bioscience industries. In partnership with Food South Australia, SARDI provides services through the Food Technology program to support the food and beverage industry in South Australia, including advice on nutritional panel preparation, development of quality control and food safety systems, and assistance with new product research and development activities. SARDI also provides food safety and risk assessment services to the food and beverage industry.
South Australian Tourism Commission
The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) is committed to growing the state’s tourism industry. The SATC productively markets the state’s tourism product intrastate, interstate, and internationally, to ensure South Australia is a compelling part of any Australian holiday, and to highlight the state’s competitive strengths – good living, festivals and events, and accessible nature. As part of this focus, SATC and Food South Australia have collaborated on consumer-focused events and programs, supporting the profile of the state’s food and beverage brands and food and wine tourism experiences.
As South Australia’s peak tourism body, SATIC’s role is to engage the tourism industry in all of the processes that shape our State’s tourism future. Built on member’s input, to represent, advance and further the interests of its members and the industry, SATIC aims to facilitate a positive business environment and to ensure a sustainable future for tourism in South Australia. SATIC provides a range of support services, resources and assistance to its members, including training, accreditation, certification, awards, business to business networks, communication and information.
South Australian Wine Industry Association
The South Australian Wine Industry Association Incorporated (SAWIA) is the peak body representing the wine grape growers and winery interests of the state. The association’s core functions are to provide leadership and strategy, to represent the industry and lobby on its behalf, and to provide advisory services to members. The association also provides wine appreciation courses through its National Wine Education & Training Centre (NWETC).
SAWIA partners with Food South Australia on special projects including joint education and training opportunities, and consumer events promoting South Australian wine and food experiences and brands. In 2011 and 2012, the NWETC collaborated with Food South Australia in 2011 and 2012 at the Royal Adelaide Show Cellar Door Experience, introducing food pairing into the wine presentations. More recently, SAWIA and Food South Australia have collaborated to present a financial training workshop for food, beverage and wine businesses.
The Department of State Development South Australia
South Australia’s Department of State Development (DSD) helps industry, business and communities identify and capitalise on opportunities for job creation and economic growth. It harnesses the South Australian Government’s expertise in attracting investment, improving industry competitiveness and building a skilled workforce. Food South Australia works collaboratively with DSD to create opportunities to showcase South Australian food and beverage brands and businesses to new markets and customers. DSD also provide a range of grant funding and expertise support to develop small business capabilities in the food and beverage industry.