Clean and safe environment
Our clean and safe environment, and robust biosecurity frameworks and traceability systems, have seen South Australia become a reliable producer and exporter of top-quality food and beverage – using world-leading innovative technology and practices.
In fact, we’re fast becoming a leader in the development and export of AgriTech products, offering services and practices to add value and increase the productivity of South Australia’s agricultural industry.
And we’ve invested heavily in three world-class universities and specialised institutions to ensure South Australia’s food industries become even more competitive, innovative and ecologically sustainable.
With such diverse agricultural production, there is an abundance of compelling investment opportunities within South Australia’s Food, Wine and Agribusiness sector, just waiting to be explored.
Our natural environment made of clean soils, pristine waters and fresh air helps create international demand for our products, including quality seafood, grains, meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables, beverages and processed food.
We have strong biosecurity frameworks and traceability systems and are close to a diverse range of agricultural sub-sectors such as dairy, grains, horticulture, fisheries and aquaculture, viticulture, forestry and livestock.
South Australia’s food and beverage sector is maximising the transformation of locally sourced commodities to deliver higher-value differentiated products for national and export markets, through collaboration of existing companies and attraction of new enterprises.
South Australia is internationally renowned as a premium wine producer, accounting for almost 80 per cent of Australia’s wine production and 60% of Australia’s total exports, with strong brands that embody sustainability, innovation and heritage.
South Australia dominates the Australian wine industry, with just under half of all Australian vineyards situated in our state – we’re home to over 700 wineries, 350 cellar doors and 3,400 grape growers.
Our state has the largest agricultural research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere located near to the Australian Institute of Machine Learning for collaboration on crop management and farming conditions.
Working with the hi-tech sector in South Australia provides opportunities for the application of ag-tech to enhance agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.
Collaboration is in our DNA
Collaboration is in our DNA here in South Australia. You will have access to some of the best innovation precincts where high-profile businesses, academia, industry bodies and government are co-located and working together.
An innovation neighbourhood in the heart of Adelaide, Lot Fourteen is focused on growing the industries of the future, like space, defence, and agtech and includes the Australian Institute of Machine Learning, Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) as well the Australian Space Agency.
Australian Institute for Machine Learning
Adelaide home to the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, a world-leading research capability at the University of Adelaide which has the highest number of machine learning researchers of any university in Australia.
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If you are interested in investing in South Australia contact
Director Food, Wine and Agribusiness
Department for Trade and Investment
Phone +61 418 215 838
Explore opportunities for investing in South Australia's food, wine and agribusiness sector.