Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (AAR) is the South Australian Government's lead agency on Aboriginal affairs matters and is located within the Department for State Development (DSD). AAR and other partners are working with Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) to address key issues that impede the introduction of a dromedary camel pastoral industry in South Australia.
Adelaide Convention Centre
In 2013, 2014 and 2015 PIRSA supported emerging regional food businesses through its New Producers' Area at the Cellar Door Wine Festival, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
Adelaide Farmers' Market (ASFM) Inc.
The ASFM is the largest farmers’ market in South Australia. ASFM supports small family farms, agricultural diversity and fresh, regional and seasonal choices for consumers. In 2013, PIRSA supported ASFM develop and implement an authentication scheme - the Producer Guarantee which is a practical system that farmers’ markets can use to verify that a stallholder displaying their guarantee at a South Australian farmers’ market is recognised as the person who produces the items he/she is selling at the market.
Adelaide Hills Council
In 2014, Adelaide Hills Council worked with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and other regional and metropolitan councils to update the Barossa and McLaren Vale Character Protection Areas Planning Strategy and land use planning policies to identify and protect significant 'special character' areas (including landscape, primary production, tourism and heritage).
Ag Excellence Alliance
Ag Excellence Alliance works with South Australian broad-acre grain and livestock farmers to improve their profitability and sustainability. The Alliance manages a range of projects that contribute to the sustainability of farm businesses across the state. In 2013, PIRSA supported a program to enable women in agriculture and agri-business across South Australia to participate in professional development in governance, leadership skills and individual coaching.
Agribusiness Association of Australia
The Agribusiness Association of Australia aims to facilitate communication across the agri-food chain and to promote the contribution made by agribusiness to the Australian economy and community. In 2014, PIRSA supported the association through state sponsorship.
Almond Board of Australia (ABA)
As the Australian almond industry’s peak industry body, the ABA facilitates further growth of the industry, seeks to maximise its profitability and ensure its sustainability, by providing a platform for industry members to collectively respond to industry wide issues, invest in research and marketing, share knowledge, and interact with government and other stakeholders. In 2013 and 2014, PIRSA supported the delivery of the 15th and 16th Australian Almond Conferences.
Artisan Cheese Making Academy
The Artisan Cheese Making Academy Australia was established through a joint venture partnership between industry and the South Australian Government. It is Australia's only training and education Academy dedicated to Artisan Cheese. The Academy supports artisan cheese makers and the industry through best practice education, mentoring and technical services to increase knowledge, raise awareness and the growth of skilled artisan cheese makers and cheese.
Asia Wine Service & Education Centre (AWSEC) (HK)
Established in 1994, AWSEC has expertise in training over 18,000 wine professionals and enthusiasts in Asia and are the only approved programme provider in Hong Kong for running courses and examinations up to and including diploma level. Since 2011, AWSEC has been involved in the development and delivery of a Barossa Wine School that partners with local wine education specialises that will educate students in Hong Kong and China about the Barossa wine region.
Australia China Business Council (ACBC)
ACBC actively promotes two-way trade and investment, and economic cooperation and understanding, between the business communities of Australia and China. ACBC plays an influential role as an advisor to the Australian Government on commercial relations with China. Since 2013, PIRSA supported a number of partners including ACBC develop the China Agribusiness Initiative and Action Plan project that establishes frameworks and pathways for market penetration of South Australian goods and services into China, particularly into Shandong, Fujian and Hong Kong.
Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources role is to develop and implement policies and programs that ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. In 2013, PIRSA supported a number of partners including DAFF develop the China Agribusiness Initiative and Action Plan project that establishes frameworks and pathways for market penetration of South Australian goods and services into China, particularly into Shandong, Fujian and Hong Kong.
Australian Government Department of Industry
In 2014, PIRSA supported the Department of Industry educate and advocate best practice energy efficiency usage for South Australian food and beverage companies through the Energy Efficiency Information Grant (BCEEE).
Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
AGWA supports a competitive wine sector by investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), growing global demand and protecting the reputation of Australian wine. From 2013-2015 AGWA will work with PIRSA and the Goyder Water Institute on projects to understand the impact of Climate Change on Grape Growing, including modeling of heat stress, salinity and winter drought.
Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association (ASBTIA)
ASBTIA is the peak body representing Southern Bluefin Tuna ranching companies in Australia. The Association has 13 member companies, which is 100% of the local industry. Between 2012-2014 PIRSA has supported the ASBTIA and tuna companies investigate the opportunity for selling tuna products into the Chinese market and develop a market entry strategy to increase sales.
In addition, the South Australian Government is reducing red tape for the tuna industry through an initiative in the Premier's Public Sector Renewal Program. This involves streamlining processes to save time and money for licence holders.
Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)
The AWRI supports the Australian grape and wine industry through world class research, practical solutions and knowledge transfer. PIRSA is working with AWRI and other partners on Project Valo that will deliver a series of workshops designed to demonstrate how a customer-oriented approach to innovation can be applied at an industry level, as well as at an individual business level, to develop products that wine customers around the world will value and purchase.
Baking Industry Association of South Australia
The Baking Association of South Australia is an employer organisation representing the baking industry on a state level. It represents the interests of member bakeries and allied organisations in promoting business opportunity, government lobbying and provides a range of services to individual members. Since 2013, PIRSA has supported the Baking Industry Association of South Australia develop a program to build management and technical capacity in South Australian baking industry businesses.
In 2014, the Barossa Council worked with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and other regional and metropolitan councils to update the Barossa and McLaren Vale Character Protection Areas Planning Strategy and land use planning policies to identify and protect significant 'special character' areas (including landscape, primary production, tourism and heritage).
Barossa Grape and Wine Association (BGWA)
The BGWA is responsible for promoting the Barossa Brand, and serves as the guardian for communicating the Barossa Vision through highlighting its people and places. Together with the support of PIRSA they have developed the Barossa Trust Mark and brand certification program for food, wine and tourism products that are uniquely Barossa. In addition, they lead the development and delivery of the Barossa Wine School and are involved with developing an information pack about Barossa landscapes, geology, soil types, micro-climates and the impact of those factors on Barossa wines.
Biosecurity SA (PIRSA)
Biosecurity SA is a PIRSA Division and is the frontline in protecting and minimising the risks and potential harm from threats like locust plagues, emerging livestock diseases, fruit flies, aquatic pests, weeds or pest animals like dingoes, rabbits, and noxious fish. Biosecurity SA leads a range of projects including the development of a new state biosecurity policy, maintaining SA's fruit fly free status, sterile insect technology, and managing the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Brand South Australia
Brand South Australia is a not-for-profit, member-based organisation that uniquely connects with the South Australian Government, media and businesses, to promote confidence and pride in South Australia’s creativity, innovation and industriousness. Brand South Australia is involved in establishing a regional branding program to expand the application of a 'Trust Mark' that promotes the history, character and produce of our food and wine producing regions. In addition, PIRSA is the major sponsor for the South Australian Regional Awards, which showcase the achievements of individuals; groups and organisations making significant contributions to regional South Australia.
Business SA is the voice of business in South Australia and assists organisations of all sizes to manage people and tackle the issues faced in today’s competitive business environment. In 2013 and 2014 PIRSA supported Business SA deliver the SA Export Awards.
In 2013 and 2014 PIRSA sponsored and supported Cheese SA deliver and host Australia's premier and biggest cheese event, Cheesefest.
China Australia Entrepreneurs Association Incorporated (CAEAI)
The CAEAI promotes trade cooperation, friendship and cultural exchange between China and Australia. Since 2013, PIRSA has supported a number of partners including CAEAI develop the China Agribusiness Initiative and Action Plan project that establishes frameworks and pathways for market penetration of South Australian goods and services into China, particularly into Shandong, Fujian and Hong Kong.
City of Onkaparinga
In 2014, the City of Onkaparinga worked with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and other regional and metropolitan councils to update the Barossa and McLaren Vale Character Protection Areas Planning Strategy and land use planning policies to identify and protect significant 'special character' areas (including landscape, primary production, tourism and heritage).
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Biosecurity Flagship and Plant and Food Research Australia
CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO are involved with PIRSA and Horticulture Australia Ltd. in establishing a research and development facility in the Upper Spencer Gulf to lead a national effort to combat fruit fly as well as contributing to develop a national guide to social objectives and indicators for fisheries management.
Dairy Authority of SA
The Dairy Authority of South Australia is a statutory authority, established to ensure the safety and quality of dairy products in the production and processing sectors of South Australia. The Dairy Authority approves food safety arrangements and accredits dairy farmers, dairy manufacturers and dairy produce carriers.
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)
DEWNR is a key partner in managing resources to ensure sustainable and productive environments. Key projects include a reform process to prioritise and expedite Water Allocation Plans, implementing 19 SA Marine Parks, establishing a Natural Resource Management reporting framework, implementing the Murray Darling Basin Plan and a climate change adaption framework.
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
DPTI delivers effective planning policy, efficient transport and social and economic infrastructure, and is helping create an optimum business environment. Key projects include the National Heavy Vehicle Access Guidelines, South Australian Land Freight Strategy, Regional Road Development Plans, Kangaroo Island Planning Strategy Update, and the Clare Research Centre redevelopment.
Department of State Development (DSD)
DSD helps industry, business and communities identify and capitalise upon 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. As partners they are helping to drive economic development for all South Australians, and helping enhance business capability through key projects including developing opportunities in target export markets such as China, establishing a High Value Food Manufacturing Centre, and developing a Manufacturing Leaders Network program.
Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC)
DPC provides central agency leadership on key issues that affect South Australia’s future prosperity that includes the provision of quality economic and policy advice to support the government’s strategic priorities. As key partners they are helping to develop the Sister State relationship and opportunities for trade and investment with Shandong, China and coordinating South Australia's contribution to the food and wine component of G'Day USA in 2014 and 2015.
Ease Scent (China)
Ease Scent Wine is engaged in wine training and wine sales and is a leading wine training and certification brand in China. Since 2011, Ease Scent has been involved in the development and delivery of a Barossa Wine School that partners with local wine education specialises that will educate students in Hong Kong and China about the Barossa wine region.
Environment Protection Authority (EPA) South Australia
The Environmental Protection Authority is South Australia's leading environmental regulator, responsible for the protection of air and water quality, and the control of pollution, waste, noise and radiation. As partners they are helping to promote our premium quality and clean credentials through projects such as the Streamlining Tuna Industry Regulation Project.
Fisheries and Aquaculture (PIRSA)
PIRSA's Fisheries and Aquaculture Division is leading a number of projects that include the creation of a new aquaculture zone in Ceduna; developing a national guide to social objectives and indicators for fisheries management; and development of a SA Recreational Fishing Guide smartphone app.
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
The FRDC is a co-funded partnership between its two stakeholders, the Australian Government and the fishing industry. The FRDC’s role is to plan and invest in fisheries research, development and extension (RD&E) activities in Australia. The FRDC is working with PIRSA's South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) on the development of a new aquaculture species (cockle farming).
Fishwatch is an initiative of PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture Division to help protect and maintain our fish stocks for the future. It is important that fishing rules and regulations are observed, both by commercial and recreational fishers and Fishwatch facilitates this by being a 24-hour service for the public to report illegal fishing activities. In 2013, Fishwatch developed a SA recreational fishing guide smartphone app.
Food South Australia
South Australia's peak industry association, Food South Australia Inc. focuses on helping members grow, unite, lead and sustain the state's food industry. It delivers services in market and business development, communications and events, as well as on-ground representation through offices in Japan and China. As a key partner, Food SA are involved with many projects that include delivery of the South Australian Food Industry Awards program, the publishing of the South Australian Food Users' Guide, and the development of the Eat Local promotional campaign.
Food, Tourism and Hospitality Skills Advisory Council SA Inc.
The Food, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Skills Advisory Council SA Inc, works with industry, community, and government to develop industry specific work plans, identify workforce trends and emerging skill needs and consider issues relating to career advice and the attraction and retention of a skilled workforce. The Food, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Skills Advisory Council SA Inc. with other partners contributes to the South Australian Wine Industry Employment project.
The Goyder Institute supports world leading water resource management in South Australia through excellent science. From 2013-2015 the Goyder Institute will work with PIRSA and the Australian Grape and Wine Authority on projects to understand the impact of climate change on grape growing, including modeling of heat stress, salinity and winter drought.
Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
GRDC is one of the world’s leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing RD&E to deliver improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. Working with other partners, GRDC has implemented a scholarship program to connect university students with leading researchers in the grains industry.
Horticulture Australia Ltd. (HAL)
HAL is a not-for-profit, industry-owned company. It works in partnership with Australia’s horticulture industries to invest in research, development and marketing programs that provide benefit to industry and the wider community. HAL are involved with PIRSA and the CSIRO in establishing a research and development facility in the Upper Spencer Gulf to lead a national effort to combat fruit fly.
A group of highly respected South Australians are official Ambassadors for Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment, volunteering their time and energies to championing South Australia, its premium produce, and the clean environment it comes from. The Ambassadors Program is an exciting and very real way to convey to our community, the nation and the world the message of South Australia’s beautiful food and beverages, and our clean environment.
Jim is owner and manager of the award-winning The Louise Luxury Vineyard Retreat and Appellation restaurant in the Barossa Valley. Jim leads the Savvy Chefs of the Barossa project that involves delivering a pilot training program for chefs in the Barossa Valley covering topics such as branding, social media, public relations, small business fundamentals and expanding the visitor base to the Barossa and South Australia.
Kangaroo Island Council
The Kangaroo Island Council is involved with the Kangaroo Island Planning Strategy update that will review the Planning Strategy to better align strategic land use planning policy with desired regional development outcomes (including primary production and tourism).
Kangaroo Island Futures Authority
The Kangaroo Island Futures Authority is delivering economic, environmental and social sustainability and a viable and prosperous community for Kangaroo Island. As partners they are helping to create an optimum competitive environment through the project Kangaroo Island Planning Strategy.
Light Regional Council
In 2014, the Light Regional Council worked with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and other regional and metropolitan councils to update the Barossa and McLaren Vale Character Protection Areas Planning Strategy and land use planning policies to identify and protect significant 'special character' areas (including landscape, primary production, tourism and heritage).
Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA SA)
LGA SA is a membership organisation which provides quality service and leadership relevant to the needs of member councils for the benefit of the South Australian community. LGA SA is involved in the development of the Heavy Vehicle access guidelines and the South Australian Land Freight Strategy projects.
McLaren Vale Grape, Wine and Tourism Association (MVGWTA)
MVGWTA provides the major industries of the McLaren Vale region – wine, food and tourism – with a vision for the future in both domestic and international markets. It acts as a broker and representative of those industries and is the driving force behind their development. PIRSA is working with MVGWTA and other partners on Project Valo that will deliver a series of workshops designed to demonstrate how a customer-oriented approach to innovation can be applied at an industry level, as well as at an individual business level, to develop products that wine customers around the world will value and purchase.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)
MLA delivers marketing, research and development services for Australia's cattle, sheep and goat producers as well as creating opportunities for livestock supply chains from their combined investments to build demand and productivity. In 2014, MLA, the lamb industry and PIRSA provided support for LambEx, the lamb industry exposition that was held in Adelaide.
Mid Murray Council
In 2014, the Mid Murray Council worked with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and other regional and metropolitan councils to update the Barossa and McLaren Vale Character Protection Areas Planning Strategy and land use planning policies to identify and protect significant 'special character' areas (including landscape, primary production, tourism and heritage).
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR)
NHVR administers one set of laws for heavy vehicles under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), delivering a comprehensive range of services under a consistent regulatory framework. The NHVR are involved with developing the Heavy Vehicle (HV) access guidelines for use by both state and local government to provide coherent and transparent guidelines for road managers that address 'first and last mile' issues faced by the HV transport industry.
Natural Resource Management (NRM) Boards
The eight South Australian NRM Boards are made up of local people who understand their region's needs. Board members help ensure that our natural resources are managed in a way that is not only sustainable but also benefits landholders and the broader community, now and in the future. These NRM boards work closely with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) on key projects that include the reform process to prioritise and expedite water allocation plans, implementing 19 SA Marine Parks, establishing the NRM Reporting Framework, and implementation of climate change adaption framework.
Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia
The Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia lead in the protection of vineyards from pest and disease and assist and support the grape industry in its initiatives. They are involved with other partners in developing the Phylloxera DNA soil detection test program and developing new DNA tests for major pest and diseases of broadacre and horticultural crops.
Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC)
The PBCRC was established in recognition of the need to strengthen the plant biosecurity scientific capacity of Australia and aims to develop and deploy scientific knowledge, tools, resources and capacity to safeguard Australia, its plant industries and regional communities from the economic, environmental and social consequences of damaging invasive plant pests and diseases. PBCRC are involved with other partners in developing the Phylloxera DNA soil detection test program and developing new DNA tests for major pest and diseases of broadacre and horticultural crops.
Primary Producers SA
Primary Producers SA is the rural sector's peak industry body, bringing together six organisations representing South Australia's commodity sectors, including grains, pork, horticulture, dairy, livestock and wine grapes. Each of these organisations are represented on the PPSA Council which sets policy for all issues which affect multiple commodity groups.
Regional Development Australia (RDA)
In South Australia there are eight RDA committees working to develop local solutions to the economic, social and environmental issues affecting their communities. PIRSA are partnering with various RDAs on key projects like the Regional Development Fund and Innovation clusters.
Regions SA supports the portfolio responsibilities of Minister for Regional Development Geoff Brock, and focuses on implementing the new Charter for Stronger Regional Policy committed to Minister Brock by Premier Jay Weatherill. The agreements between Minister Brock and the Premier detail a number of actions committed to by the state government for regional South Australia, and includes additional support to be provided to communities, projects and programs. Regions SA leads the work on the Regional Development Fund grants program to leverage funds to deliver projects that develop and support the Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment strategic priority in non-metropolitan regions.
Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia Incorporated
The Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia Incorporated contributes to the success and promotion of primary industry, predominantly in South Australia through the staging of events and the rewarding of excellence. In 2013, PIRSA and the society introduced a Food and Wine trail at the 2013 Royal Adelaide Show, where consumers purchased a cooler bag and follow a trail around the show collecting South Australian premium food and wine products to make a recipe developed by Rosa Matto. PIRSA also sponsors the Agricultural Societies Council of South Australia Rural and Youth Ambassador Award for people aged between 16 and 30.
Rural Solutions South Australia (RSSA)
RSSA provides professional consultancy services for Australian and international public and private sector organisations and has extensive experience in providing complex project management services in primary industry development, natural resource management and community consultation. RSSA is leading projects such as the redevelopment of the Loxton Research Centre, New Horizons, and the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program: Irrigation Industry Improvement Program.
SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on well being, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care. SA Health have been involved with PIRSA and other partners developing and implementing website content that highlights the regulated standards food businesses are required to meet and the relevance of those standards for consumers and markets. Food businesses can then use this information to promote to their consumers and markets the credentials that underpin their production.
SafeWork SA delivers a full range of workplace safety, public safety and industrial relations services to promote and encourage safe, fair and productive working lives in South Australia. As the state’s occupational health, safety and welfare agency, SafeWork SA achieves success by working with employers, employees, unions and industry representatives to ensure compliance and help people understand and meet their obligations. SafeWork SA have been involved with PIRSA and other partners developing and implementing website content that highlights the regulated standards food businesses are required to meet and the relevance of those standards for consumers and markets. Food businesses can then use this information to promote to their consumers and markets the credentials that underpin their production.
South Australian Freight Council (SAFC)
SAFC's vision is to be recognised as the strategic leader in addressing the state’s domestic and global freight opportunities, influencing government policy and facilitating sustainable industry growth. Working with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and other partners SAFC is involved with developing a strategy to ensure that strategic transport network infrastructure, operations and policies continue to support regional industries, including primary production and processing.
South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) Fund
SAGIT was established in 1991 to administer the voluntary research levy contributed by SA grain growers. SAGIT has backed research for South Australian grain growers for more than 20 years in a range of areas of grain growing, farming systems, soil management, harvesting, storage, processing and marketing. Working with other partners, SAGIT has implemented a scholarship program to connect university students with leading researchers in the grains industry.
South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
SARDI is the state government's principal research institute, a research division of PIRSA where scientists create opportunities to position agricultural, food, aquatic and bioscience industries as internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable. As part of this, SARDI lead projects such as the Phylloxera DNA detection test program, development of cockle farming in South Australia, and the Functional Foods Program.
South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC)
SATC is committed to achieving $8 billion in tourism expenditure potential by 2020. As partners they are helping to build our reputation for food and wine tourism experiences with projects such as the Barossa Tourism Marketing Campaign, South Australian Wine and Food Guide, and Tasting Australia event.
South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA)
SAWIA is the viticultural and winemaking industries' peak body. In 2013, they launched the 'Adelaide - the Wine Capital of Australia' marketing initiative, which promotes the state's food and wine leadership and attractions. In addition, SAWIA are working with other key partners in determining current workforce and skill development priorities for the South Australian wine industry.
Tasting Australia is a biannual Australian wine and food festival held in Adelaide in October and attracts more than 200 national and international journalists, and several thousands of visitors. In 2014, Tasting Australia and partners delivered the Think Food project of a South Australian tradeshow showcasing food businesses to retailers, distributors and the food service industry as well as the Food Summit 2014 a one day conference for the food industry.
The University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide is a world-class tertiary education and research institution committed to delivering high quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. As partners they are helping to support workforce growth and development through projects such as the Primary Industry Centre for Science Education, Food Program.
University of South Australia (UniSA)
UniSA is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence and with more than 33,000 students, the university is South Australia's largest. Since 2013, UniSA has been involved with the New Horizons project which is an initiative to address sub soil constraints which will significantly increase food production, provide long-term storage of carbon, reduce soil erosion risks and support the development of a new high value manufacturing industry in agriculture.
WildCatch Fisheries SA
WildCatch Fisheries SA is the peak industry body representing the SA Wildcatch fishing sectors. In 2013, WildCatch Fisheries SA and PIRSA sponsored Seafood Directions Conference that was held in Port Lincoln.
Wine Australia is responsible for providing strategic support to the wine industry. As partners they are helping enhance business capability through the chain with projects such as Savour that showcases Australian wine for national and international wine industry, distributors and media.
Wine Grape Council of South Australia (WGCSA)
WGCSA is the peak body for South Australian grapegrowers – funded through a voluntary levy paid on all winegrapes sold from SA vineyards. The council provides a single, united voice for grapegrowers on commercial, agri-business, technical, viticultural and environmental matters in industry, government and other forums. They are involved with other partners in developing the Phylloxera DNA soil detection test program and developing new DNA tests for major pest and diseases of broadacre and horticultural crops.
Winehero is a strategy and brand consultancy founded in January 2011, now with offices in Adelaide and Hong Kong. Their mission is to help wineries improve their distribution, performance and recognition in the market place. Since 2011, Winehero has been involved in the development and delivery of a Barossa Wine School that partners with local wine education specialists that will educate students in Hong Kong and China about the Barossa wine region.
World Aquaculture Society (WAS)
WAS, through its commitment to excellence in science, technology, education, and information exchange, contributes to the progressive and sustainable development of aquaculture throughout the world and in 2014 provided sponsorship and support to the World Aquaculture Conference and Trade Show held in Adelaide.