Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD)

The former Departments of Agriculture and Food, Fisheries and Regional Development have amalgamated to provide a strong and unified service for Western Australia’s vital primary industries and regions.

The Agriculture and Food Division of DPIRD strategic intent is based on the principles of grow, protect and innovate.

Grow – to enable the primary industries sector and regions to increase international competitiveness, grow in value and social amenity and become a key pillar of the state’s economy.

Protect – to manage and provide for sustainable use of our natural resources, and to protect our brand and reputation as a reliable producer of premium, clean and safe food, products and services.

Innovate – to support a culture of innovation and adaptation across primary industries and regions to boost industry transformation, economic growth and employment.


For more information please visit the Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website at:
www.agric.wa.gov.au


Grains Research and Development Corporation

The grains industry plays a vital role in Australia’s economy, comprising 24 percent of total agricultural exports.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) supports the industry through investing in research, development and extension (RD&E) to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers.
The GRDC invests over $192 million in around 900 research, development and extension (RD&E) projects to directly benefit growers across a broad range of research areas – from molecular biology to farming systems. Within their carefully balanced portfolio is a range of investments, from long-term, high risk, ‘blue sky’ research to short-term, outcome-focused applied research at the local level. The GRDC’s investments deliver results and the aim is to continually break new ground for growers.


GRDC is working to ensure Australian grain growers have:


• better practices developed faster
• access to superior varieties that enable them to effectively compete in global markets
• new products and services (both on and off farm) to assist growers to effectively compete in global grain markets
• the awareness and capacity to optimise adoption of grains research outputs.

Visit www.grdc.com.au