The food industry is a critical part of the South Australian economy and the industry enjoys priority support from the South Australian Government to ensure long term productivity and growth.

The food industry and its peak body, Food South Australia, works collaboratively with a range of government agencies to realise this potential, including Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA)South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC)Department of State Development and the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Government support includes management of biosecurity and quality monitoring, research and development, technical and business innovation and marketing. Strong partnerships with agencies such as SATC enable our food businesses to harness significant branding and marketing support to showcase our produce.

Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment is one of the South Australian Government’s four strategic priorities led by PIRSA. This initiative aims to focus support and efforts of government to best position South Australia to reap the benefits of an increasing international market for premium food products grown and manufactured under the highest sustainable and ethical standards. The Premium Food and Wine priority is underpinned by a commitment to supporting practices that maintain and protect our clean soil, water and air.

Did you know?

  • The Premium Food And Wine from our Clean Environment priority has three components: building the state’s premium, quality and clean credentials, growing food and wine sales in targeted markets and building premium food and wine tourism experiences.
  • Under the South Australian Government’s Growing Advanced Manufacturing priority, the Innovation Voucher Program (IVP) supports collaboration between small to medium enterprises and research and development agencies. The vouchers enable researchers to help businesses to solve technical problems and find innovative solutions in manufacturing.
  • PIRSA annually scores each food sector in South Australia, tracking production performance, sustainable resource management and employment against baseline data and government targets. These ScoreCards are available via the PIRSA website.

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