Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state’s primary industries and regions.
PIRSA supports and helps grow our state’s primary industries through:
- increasing trade and investment
- advising industry associations
- leasing and licencing
- policy, legislation, and regulation
- consultancy services
- scientific research and innovation.
Our priorities for primary industries are:
- helping medium-sized enterprises through the Agribusiness Accelerator Program
- encouraging investment through the Agriculture, Food and Wine Investment Strategy
- facilitating market development through the China Agribusiness Initiative and Action Plan
- enabling market access for South Australian agriculture, food and wine and forestry products
- increasing innovative business practices and processes with the Food and Wine Co-Innovation Cluster Program
- assisting agriculture and food companies to commercialise innovative processes and products using the Food Innovation Program.
Australian-first brands app for SA livestock producersSouth Australian livestock producers are the first in the nation to have access to a 'brand' recording app thanks to a collaboration between the State Government and Livestock SA.Read more about Australian-first brands app for SA livestock producers
Dry start to winter affects grain season startSeeding for South Australia’s 2017–18 grain cropping season has been prolonged due to the unusually dry start to winter, with the first estimate of the harvest at 6.4 million tonnes.Read more about Dry start to winter affects grain season start
Have your say on the regulatory framework for industrial hemp in South AustraliaRegulations governing the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp will be released for public consultation today, with information sessions to be held in metropolitan and regional parts of the State.Read more about Have your say on the regulatory framework for industrial hemp in South Australia
Mice baiting and chemical use alert to combat plagueFamers are being advised to follow best practice chemical use when combatting mice numbers, which have now reached plague proportions in some areas of South Australia.Read more about Mice baiting and chemical use alert to combat plague
State Government investing in South Australia's beef industryThe State Government has committed $100,000 toward a Beef Industry Blueprint to improve collaboration across the beef sector, drive growth and boost the value and international competiveness of the industry through a whole of value chain approach.…Read more about State Government investing in South Australia's beef industry
Keep footrot affected sheep out of our livestock marketsWith the advent of winter Primary Industries and Regions (SA) are urging sheep producers to be vigilant in checking for virulent footrot.Read more about Keep footrot affected sheep out of our livestock markets
Final week to apply for $10 000 hailstorm recovery grantsPrimary producers affected by last year's Riverland freak hailstorm have less than a week to apply for a recovery assistance grant of up to $10 000.Read more about Final week to apply for $10 000 hailstorm recovery grants
More than 2,000 delegates come to Adelaide for Hort ConnectionsMore than 2,000 Australian horticulture industry delegates are in Adelaide this week for the biggest horticulture event in Australia, Hort Connections 2017.Read more about More than 2,000 delegates come to Adelaide for Hort Connections
New round of hugely successful grants scheme for South Australia’s wine industryOff the back of a hugely successful last round, South Australian wineries are again being encouraged to bring their most exciting cellar door ideas forward by applying for assistance under the South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme, 2017-1…Read more about New round of hugely successful grants scheme for South Australia’s wine industry
Active industry leader wins Women in Horticulture AwardA capsicum grower on the Northern Adelaide Plains has won this year's AUSVEG SA Women in Horticulture Award.Read more about Active industry leader wins Women in Horticulture Award
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SALA exhibition at Loxton Research CentreAs part of the 2017 South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival, the Loxton Research Centre is excited to showcase Denis Smith – Ball of Light, a stunning exhibition of unique light p...
Barossa Gourmet WeekendThe Barossa is one of the world’s great gastronomic playgrounds, renowned for its wine, fresh seasonal produce, beautiful landscapes and easy-going lifestyle. Gourmet Weekend is a thre...
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Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra ChipBiosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae famil...