Royalties for Regions
DAFWA has a major role in the state government’s Royalties for Regions initiative – a transformational program of priority projects designed to improve the long-term profitability of the State’s agriculture and food sector.
The state government has allocated $297.5 million of Royalties for Regions funds over four years, starting in 2013/14, to help Western Australia's agriculture and food sector to capture market opportunities in Asia.
This is a landmark initiative to ensure our agricultural sector is positioned to capitalise on the growing global demand for food and agricultural products – much of it right on our doorstep.
The program will focus on short and medium-term strategies to assist WA businesses to pursue these opportunities in Asia, the Middle East and other new markets .
This funding will help to build business skills, research and development and create efficient supply chains to satisfy customer requirements, as well as promote WA products and attract new investment in agriculture.
The initiative is administered by the Department of Regional Development (DRD). Many projects are led by DAFWA, which is working with other departments, including the DRD and Department of Water, in partnership with industry, community and other stakeholders.
Detailed information on the approved projects can be found in the Royalties for Regions section.