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AgInsight – helping SA capitalise on global demand

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Investors from around the world can now check out South Australia's agricultural land thanks to a brand new website.


Used for the first time on the current State Government led delegation to India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, the website allows people to look at the whole state or an individual property to work out where to invest.


Agriculture Minister Leon Bignell said the AgInsight website provided information like rainfall, median temperatures, processing facilities, power supply and planning.


"One of the hard things about investing overseas is knowing the lay of the land and this will give people the opportunity to make some early decisions before they come to South Australia," Mr Bignell said.


"We have a million square kilometres in South Australia and the temperature, rainfall soils and infrastructure varies greatly between the regions.”


AgInsight South Australia – which was a State Government election commitment  - is the nation’s first site to have interactive land use mapping and commodity information, latest news and industry analysis in one place.


“It will also provide local and international investors with a greater understanding of what our primary industries have to offer,” Mr Bignell said.


“South Australia has world-class agriculture, food, wine, fibre and forestry industries and are transported directly to more than 100 countries.


“AgInsight will help South Australia capitalise upon the global demand for food and wine by providing the information businesses need to invest here. The site provides easy access to the economic and market data relating to these industries.”


The key feature of the portal is multi-layered mapping which allows the user to zoom in from a statewide level to property level and display information about infrastructure, land type, land zoning and land parcels, climate, rainfall, temperature, frosts and water availability.


“We are encouraging people to visit the site and provide us with their feedback because local knowledge will help us make it as accurate as possible.”


For more details please visitwww.aginsight.sa.gov.au

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