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State To Boost SA's Food, Wine and Agribusiness Sector

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A discussion paper focused on growing South Australia’s $14.8 billion food, wine and agribusiness sector is looking for feedback from those on the Eyre Peninsula within the industries.

Growth State’ is the State Government’s work plan to achieve 3% overall growth each year in South Australia and is being applied initially to those sectors having the strongest prospects for increased trade and investment.

Sector plans have already been released for both tourism and international education and consultation is now open for the food, wine and agribusiness industries for their sector plan.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said they want to promote industry growth by responding to industry needs and leveraging South Australia’s competitive advantages.

The discussion paper covers food and beverage, field crops, meat and livestock, wine, seafood, horticulture and forestry sectors, and the current growth statistics and measures for each industry.

Meetings to seek input into growing South Australia’s food, wine and agribusiness sectors will be held in Port Lincoln and Wudinna.

Locals can give feedback via – the public meetings, online survey, email or written response which will be open until Friday 25 October 2019.

 

 

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