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.
History of Agriculture website unveils fresh new lookAnyone wondering how pigs were first introduced to South Australia (via Kangaroo Island) or how early agronomists decided to hone in on the Northern Adelaide Plains for horticulture production can find out at the click of a button.Read more about History of Agriculture website unveils fresh new look
New legislation paves the way for industrial hemp industry in SAThe proclamation of the Industrial Hemp Act 2017 and associated regulatory framework, which will come into effect on Sunday 12 November, will allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp and the processing and manufacture of industrial hemp products…Read more about New legislation paves the way for industrial hemp industry in SA
South Australia's crop estimate revised upwardsSouth Australia's 2017-18 estimated grain harvest has been revised upwards to 6.7 million tonnes, from an earlier prediction of 6.4 million tonnes, with an estimated farm gate value of $1.7 billion.Read more about South Australia's crop estimate revised upwards
$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
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National Carp Control Plan - Berri information sessionThe National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) in partnership with PIRSA and Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin will be hosting four community briefing sessions in South Australia in December ...
National Carp Control Plan - Goolwa information sessionThe National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) in partnership with PIRSA and Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin will be hosting four community briefing sessions in South Australia in December ...
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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...