Value chains are a key to improving the productivity and competitiveness of South Australian agrifood and wine industries.
In 2008 Professor Andrew Fearne was the 14th Adelaide Thinker in Residence. He elevated the discussion and knowledge of the importance of value chains at enterprise, industry and government levels. Professor Fearne is a global academic leader in value chains and consumer research.
As a result of the residency, industry analysis projects are undertaken to better understand industries, develop more informed views of the future prospects of industries, identify ways in which government can support industry initiatives to grow, and set priorities for co-investment with industry in a portfolio of targeted industry development programs.