A Marshall Liberal Government will put four million dollars on the table to grow our food sector, enhancing access to new markets and boosting the industry’s capacity for job creation.
Food SA, the sector’s peak body, will receive an additional $1.25 million in the next three years to drive its programs to increase food production in South Australia and national and international sales.
Food SA gives industry a voice and plays a critical role in supporting and developing local businesses that have enormous potential for growth.
“Food SA creates and delivers a suite of programs to help our farmers, food processors and manufacturers grow and access markets in Australia and overseas,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
“The food and beverage industry employs more than 140,000 South Australians.
“By 2050, it is estimated world food demand will increase by 70 per cent, much of which will be driven by countries in Asia.
“South Australia is perfectly positioned to grow and help meet this increased demand, with our rich farming land, strong reputation for producing high quality foodstuffs, and geographical proximity.”
The State Liberals’ commitment to Food SA will:
- Enhance their capacity to deliver core programs;
- Support the continuation of the SA Food Industry Awards Program; and
- Establish a Liaison Officer position within Food SA to work directly with businesses and advise on effective business direction and government program accessibility.
“Only a Marshall Liberal Government will ensure South Australia’s food industry has the support needed to reach its full potential.”