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.
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
Expanded irrigation area to create 3700 jobs for Northern AdelaideThe State Government has committed to invest $110 million to help expand the Northern Adelaide Plains irrigated food production area, which would create 3700 jobs in and around Adelaide's northern suburbs and add more than $500 million a year to the…Read more about Expanded irrigation area to create 3700 jobs for Northern Adelaide
South Australia celebrates best ever harvestThe final numbers are in and South Australia's grain growers have delivered a record-breaking grain harvest, producing 11.1 million tonnes in 2016-17 - or enough to fill the Adelaide Oval to the top of the highest stand 15.6 times.Read more about South Australia celebrates best ever harvest
South East wine industry shares in $180,000 fundingWineries in the state's South East are reaping the benefits of the State Government's new $1.8 million SA Wine Industry Development Scheme (SAWIDS) designed to boost visitor numbers and support the wine sector.Read more about South East wine industry shares in $180,000 funding
90-day transport project reaps $56m in benefits as work starts on Eudunda bypassWorks will start this week on a heavy vehicle bypass at Eudunda - one of the reforms from a 90-day transport project which has already saved the agricultural industry more than $50 million in transport costs.Read more about 90-day transport project reaps $56m in benefits as work starts on Eudunda bypass
South Australia's estimated record-breaking crop harvestSouth Australia’s grain farmers have produced an estimated record-breaking 11.1 million tonne harvest for 2016-17, worth a projected $2.2 billion at the farm gate.Read more about South Australia's estimated record-breaking crop harvest
Livestock care in extreme heatLivestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the coming days of extreme heat.Read more about Livestock care in extreme heat
South Australian wineries and associations to receive State Government funding boostForty-four South Australian wineries will receive up to $25,000 each as part of the State Government's new $1 million Cellar Door Grants Program.Read more about South Australian wineries and associations to receive State Government funding boost
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Country Cabinet Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu PeninsulaOn Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 June 2017, Premier Jay Weatherill and Cabinet Ministers will visit Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula as part of Country Cabinet Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu...
Farming Together 2017 National ForumIf you have ever wanted to form or expand a farmer-based group … this is the must-see place-to-be. The day-long forum will feature first-hand successful farmer collaborations and expe...
- 15 Feb
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...
- 5 May
Goolwa Beach closed to recreational Pipi fishingEffective 5 May 2017.PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has closed Goolwa Beach to recreational fishing for Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) due to high levels E.coli found within locally sourced Pipis.Go ...