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A pristine environment and world leading scientific research is putting Adelaide at the forefront of food and agribusiness.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimate that global demand for food may increase by 70 percent by 2050. As the world population continues to grow and the effects of climate change become more pronounced, food security is become a major concern globally.
South Australia’s clean, green food and beverages and our commitment to innovation is attracting investment interest from international food and beverage companies seeking global expansion. South Australia is a leading agricultural region producing premium quality food and wine for global consumers. Food and wine products are exported to over 100 countries worldwide and are worth more than AUD $20.3 billion each year. South Australia produces more than 65 per cent of Australia’s wine exports, including 80 per cent of the nation’s premium wine and 19 per cent of Australia’s wheat, barley and canola.
With a reputation for producing high quality produce and experience at value-adding through one of the world’s best wine industries, South Australia has the know-how and clean green produce to feed demand for differentiated food from Asia and other global markets. South Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has seen the development of innovative agricultural technology (agtech) products that are adding value to the food sector right around the world.
Internationally, the food and agribusiness sectors require a workforce with skills in everything from science to business to food chain logistics. In South Australia, a range of education, training and research providers offer specialist programs that will prepare you for a career in the global food and wine industries.
This includes The University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus, home to 12 world-class research organisations and the hub of food and wine learning and innovation.
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