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Food and Agribusiness

Queensland food and agribusinesses are world-renowned for producing high-quality, safe, clean and sustainable products. With almost 83% of the state in agricultural production, Queensland businesses have the skills and experience required to deliver fresh produce and services to a global market. Our processes are efficient and our value-chains reliable and secure. Queensland offers investors the opportunity to partner with our innovative and world-class agribusinesses to deliver fresh and safe food to a global market.

At almost 144 million hectares, Queensland’s thriving food and agribusiness industry grows on average one-third of Australia’s primary produce. The industry is proficient in export and contributes more than $16.8 billion to the state economy each year.

Our favourable growing conditions and geographic diversity enable products to be supplied year round. Queensland produce that is readily exported includes beef, grains, fruit and vegetables, seafood, and processed food products.

The Gold Coast region has successfully built on Queensland’s fresh and abundant food offering by building a niche food and beverage industry. With strengths in the manufacture of craft beer and functional and health foods, the city exports value-added products for global consumption.

Trade 2018 brought businesses and investors together to harness opportunities working with local industries and economic development agencies, as well as local and state government agencies.

Why this sector?

Queensland agriculture is clean, green, safe and sustainable, and our products are high quality and cost-effective

The efficiency of our value chains and proximity to key markets across the Asia-Pacific region is advantageous

Queensland institutions and businesses have expertise in tropical and subtropical production systems, food processing and aquaculture

Export opportunities exist for:

  • Meat and livestock
  • Seafood
  • Horticulture
  • Grains and pulses
  • Processed food and beverages
  • Research expertise and consultancy services
  • Innovation and technology
  • Education and training

Investment opportunities exist for:

  • Intelligent automation
  • Agricultural technology
  • Using native Australian biological solutions to optimise product characteristics
  • Plant and animal breeding capabilities
  • Advancing biosecurity solutions
  • Production enterprises
  • Biofutures - Indistrial biotechnology and bioproducts
  • Farm management solutions

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