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’S Biosecurity SA Division manages the risks to South Australia posed by animal and plant pests and diseases, food borne illnesses, and misuse of rural chemicals.Agriculture food and winenextFisheries and Aquaculture
Fisheries and Aquaculture
PIRSA’S Fisheries and Aquaculture division manages the use of South Australia’s aquatic resources to maximise the environmental, social and economic benefits to South Australian communities and ensure the sustainable development of our fisheries and aquaculture industries.Biosecurity SAnextForestry
PIRSA’S Forestry division works with businesses and the community to promote the future of the forestry and wood products industry in South Australia and seeks new opportunities for development.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Regions SA provides an integrated cross-sector, cross-government and regionally focused approach to improving economic and social outcomes for regions.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA is PIRSA’S key delivery agent for major programs and projects across South Australia, and provides consultancy services to private and public sector organisations locally, nationally and internationally.ForestrynextSARDI
SARDI provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.Rural Solutions SAnextAgriculture food and wine
Healthy pet food production helped by a $65,000 grantA $65,000 Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program grant will assist Dew’s Meats in Orroroo to turn off-cuts into a premium value-add ingredient for pet food.Read more about Healthy pet food production helped by a $65,000 grant
$150,000 for Carter's Peterborough Foodland expansionPeterborough residents and visitors will soon be enjoying a wider choice of fresh and deli foods through a $305,000 expansion of the town’s Foodland store.Read more about $150,000 for Carter's Peterborough Foodland expansion
Funding for Peterborough Main Street renewalA new project to renew the main street of Peterborough aims to increase tourism and retail activities, generate employment opportunities and create new business investment for the Mid North town.Read more about Funding for Peterborough Main Street renewal
Best of Wine Tourism AwardsAdelaide, South Australia’s membership of the Great Wine Capital Global Network (GWCGN) is already providing an opportunity for the state’s wineries to make their mark internationally.Read more about Best of Wine Tourism Awards
Funding boost to promote Kangaroo Island's renowned brandThe State Government is providing $40,000 to further develop and promote the Authentic Kangaroo Island Brand.Read more about Funding boost to promote Kangaroo Island's renowned brand
'Regions in Focus' roadshow returns to Kangaroo IslandRegional Development Minister Geoff Brock is today meeting with leaders and interest groups on Kangaroo Island, a year on from the 2015 ‘Regions in Focus’ roadshow where the top local regional development priorities were identified.…Read more about 'Regions in Focus' roadshow returns to Kangaroo Island
Young Rural Ambassador passionate about country showsA 19-year-old originally from Coonalpyn in the Upper South East has been named South Australia’s Young Rural Ambassador for 2016.Read more about Young Rural Ambassador passionate about country shows
McLaren Vale - so many experiencesThe food, wine and tourism gems of the McLaren Vale region are being showcased to the world through a vibrant new website.Read more about McLaren Vale - so many experiences
Feedback sought on prawn fishery management planPIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is seeking feedback from industry and community members on a draft management plan for the South Australian Gulf St Vincent Prawn Fishery.Read more about Feedback sought on prawn fishery management plan
'Regions in Focus' roadshow returns to Far NorthRegional Development Minister Geoff Brock is today meeting with leaders and interest groups in the Far North region, a year on from the ‘Regions in Focus’ roadshow where the top three regional development priorities were identified.…Read more about 'Regions in Focus' roadshow returns to Far North
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Winters Reds WeekendThe Winter Reds Weekend has something for everyone, making it the perfect weekend for wine connoisseurs to enjoy hearty food, a warm atmosphere and the stunning reds produced in the Adelaide...
Agri Masterclass seriesPiper Alderman in partnership with Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) present a four part Agri-Masterclass Series in 2016, as part of the Women Influencing Agri...
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Detection of Russian wheat aphidThe State Government is responding to detections of the exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - which has been found in cereal crops in the State's mid-north.The initial detection was on a site ...
- 3 May
Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaksAn outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared in Colonel Light Gardens following the detection of fruit fly larvae on 3 May 2016.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been est...
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What is New Horizons?
New Horizons is a PIRSA initiative to significantly improve broadacre crop and livestock pasture productivity on South Australia’s poorly performing soils.
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What is SARMS?
SARMS, which stands for the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program, is a $265 million program funded by the Australian Government and delivered by PIRSA through Rural Solutions SA.
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Why is the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy important?
Through the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy, PIRSA is supporting the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Geoff Brock MP, to deliver improved economic and social outcomes for regional South Australia.
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Why is the Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World economic priority important?
The rapidly increasing global demand for high quality food and wine, combined with South Australia’s strong reputation for food safety, biosecurity and product integrity, creates significant opportunities for the state.
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