Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World is one of the South Australian Government's 10 economic priorities.
The premium food and wine economic priority aims to capitalise on opportunities and identify ways to increase our market share and profit margin by maximising the production of differentiated and processed food and wine, and realising increased value for our premium products.
In December 2014, eight objectives to support this economic priority were announced.
Since the priority's announcement all of the one-year objectives have been achieved and significant progress has been made on the three-year objectives.
Objectives - on track
Increase international exports of differentiated and processed food and wine from $2.8 billion in 2013-14 to $3.2 billion in 2016-17 (this target was exceeded in 2014-15 so has since been updated to $3.6 billion in 2016-17).
Activities that support this include the South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme, the Functional and Luxury Foods Project and the Advanced Food Manufacturing Grants Program.
Establish a global reputation for our premium food and wine.
Activities that support this include international marketing activities, international trade missions, the Building South Australia's Premium Food and Wine Credentials Program and the Supporting Brands of our Key Regions Program.
Create opportunities for food and wine businesses to expand or co-locate.
Activities that support this include the Northern Adelaide Food Park, Premium Food and Wine Co-Innovation Cluster Program, Regional Development Fund and South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program.
Establish a global reputation for our food, wine and clean technology expertise.
Activities that support this include the SA Food Innovation Centre stage 2, leading research organisations relocating to Adelaide, the National Sterile Insect Technology Facility, Loxton Research Centre redevelopment, SARDI research and an MoU between PIRSA and the Shandong Provincial Department of Agriculture.
Objectives - achieved
Established the SA Food Innovation Centre
Highlight: The SA Food Innovation Centre was established in December 2015
Increased the use of the South Australian brand by food and beverage businesses.
Highlight: As at 5 December 2016, 570 food and wine businesses were registered to use the State Brand.
Increased global confidence in the biosecurity, product integrity and food safety standards of our food and wine.
Highlight: Indonesia formally recognised the Riverland as a pest free area for fruit from the region. In addition, China recognised the Riverland as a pest free area for the export of nectarines.
Simplified and modernised regulatory arrangements to support innovation and job creation.
Highlight: The 'Improving Road Transport for the Agriculture Industry' 90 Day Project has cut red tape in regulations and regulatory approvals, with benefits estimated by industry of at least $56 million.