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Premium food and wine

Premium food and wine

You can taste our success

Our future relies on premium food and wine produced in our clean environment and exported to the world.

South Australia’s agriculture, food and wine industries are a vital part of the state’s economy. In 2015–16, they generated $18.6 billion in revenue, accounting for 45 per cent of our total merchandise exports.

143,000 people were employed in these industries in the 12 months to November 2016 – accounting for almost one in five South Australian jobs.

The growing world demand for premium products that are cleanly, safely and sustainably produced creates opportunities for South Australia’s food and beverage industries to continue to grow and our markets expand.

Our challenge is to make sure that the world is aware of our premium food and wine, its high quality and the regions where it is produced.

The premium food and wine economic priority is about working hard to capitalise on opportunities and identifying ways to increase our market share and profit margin – for example by maximising the production of differentiated and processed food and wine, and realising increased value for our premium products.

For more information on the activities supporting this economic priority see the attached update.

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We need to ensure that our food and wine producers are  competing in global markets on more than just cost.

Actioning a delicious future

Objectives for 2017

  • Increase international exports of differentiated and processed food and wine from $2.8 billion in 2013-14 to $3.6 billion in 2016–17 [updated].
  • Establish a global reputation for premium food and wine.
  • Create opportunities for food and wine businesses to expand or co-locate.
  • Establish a global reputation for our food, wine and clean technology expertise.

Progress against objectives

Taking the initiative

  • Expand the Premium Food And Wine Ambassadors Program.
  • Develop the Agri-PACE Program to facilitate Agribusiness investment opportunities.
  • The South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS) – helping to secure water resources needed for a healthy environment and a prosperous state.
  • The Regional Development Fund – driving economic growth and creating jobs by investing in regional infrastructure.
  • The new Sterile Insect Technology facility and Phylloxera testing service – enhancing our existing biosecurity capability and leadership.
  • New Horizons Program – helping our dryland farmers to increase productivity in the $8.6 billion crop and livestock sectors by improving poor performing soils.
  • The South Australian Government has committed to maintaining the moratorium on GM foods in South Australia until at least 1 September 2019 and will promote this status in key markets where this presents a competitive advantage.
  • Support the expansion of the aquaculture industry.

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