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.
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
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
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Adelaide Beer and BBQ FestivalThe biggest ever showcase of South Australian, Australian and international beer and cider in the state with 50 exhibitors under the one roof. Together with some of South Australia's, Austra...
Winters Reds WeekendThe Adelaide Hills will play host to the annual Winter Reds weekend. Embracing the theme 'Play with Fire' guests will be welcomed at more than 30 cellar doors and associated venues offering ...
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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...