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.
$800,000 in grants for food and beverage businesses to taste successApplications for Round 4 of the Advanced Food Manufacturing Grants Program are now open, to help South Australian businesses develop new and exciting products.Read more about $800,000 in grants for food and beverage businesses to taste success
Are your NLIS documents complete?Sheep and goat producers are being reminded to ensure stock are correctly identified and that the National Vendor Declaration (NVD) is correctly filled out before leaving their property.Read more about Are your NLIS documents complete?
All of PIRSA's services under one roof at Riverland Field DaysPrimary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) will once again be offering a one-stop-shop for its services and programs at this year's Riverland Field Days.Read more about All of PIRSA's services under one roof at Riverland Field Days
Agricultural teacher named State Rural AmbassadorAn agricultural teacher from Orroroo in the Southern Flinders Ranges has been announced as the winner of the 2017 State Rural Ambassador Award – as the awards program reaches its milestone 20th anniversary.Read more about Agricultural teacher named State Rural Ambassador
Operation Poach puts livestock thieves on noticeSA Police (SAPOL) are stepping up 'Operation Poach' and increasing the number of Livestock Inspectors in country areas, following a rise in livestock theft across the State.Read more about Operation Poach puts livestock thieves on notice
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
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'Good Clover, Bad Clover' Field DayThis field day will cover:oestrogenic clover identification and managementeID programs and equipment for sheep.When: Thursday 19 October, 1.00pm – 5.30pmWhere: Richard Kirkland’s...
Ferment the FestivalCelebrating cheese, wine, kombucha, gin and even chocolate, Ferment the Festival is set to showcase a huge selection of fermented food and beverages this October.The four-day festival is set...
- 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...