SA Grain Industry

BLUEPRINT

Setting our industry vision to 2030 and beyond

Proudly supported by the Government of South Australia

About Us

The South Australian Grain Industry Blueprint

The South Australian Grain Industry Blueprint presents a unique and exciting opportunity for growers and other grain industry stakeholders across the state to help shape the sector’s future for the next 10 years and beyond.

The Blueprint will help to deliver greater investment in the industry through public-private partnerships, will boost research and development and provide jobs and skills training at all levels. It will ensure South Australian producers, exporters, handlers and manufacturers can continue to access overseas markets and will help to build export opportunities.

The Blueprint is proudly supported by the Government of South Australia. Grain Producers SA will lead and coordinate the development of the Blueprint, which is the first of its kind for SA’s grain sector.

Guiding the development of the Blueprint is a Steering Committee, chaired by Dr Don Plowman. This Steering Committee is made up of representatives from across the grain industry. Jonathan Wilson has been appointed as the Blueprint Project Manager.

Why have a Blueprint?

The State Government is committed to supporting SA’s primary industries to invest, expand and grow. To drive this, the government has set an objective to lift the sustainable economic growth rate in SA to an average of three per cent per year.

This equates to the grain industry contributing $6 billion to gross food revenue by 2030. To achieve this, the industry needs to look at:

Access to best markets

Increasing yields

Decreasing cost

Research and consultation as part of the Blueprint’s development to date has identified six key themes which will form the pillars the Blueprint will be built around. These pillars address the three issues above. Each pillar has its own Working Group.

The Blueprint will serve as the grain sector’s contribution to the South Australian Growth Agenda and will ensure that the industry can continue to access overseas markets and will help to build export opportunities. In turn, this will contribute to increased productivity and higher profits along the entire value chain and help to contribute to overall state growth.

Blueprint Pillars: 2030 Vision

 

Market Opportunities

The South Australian grain industry will be engaged with a range of diverse and differentiated domestic and international markets, based on an advanced understanding of consumer needs and wants.

Biosecurity & Market access

The South Australian grain industry will protect market access by being internationally recognised for assurance, traceability and diagnostic processes associated with the supply of high-quality grain.

Building Industry Capacity

The South Australian grain industry will be recognised for its innovation and diverse career pathways, ensuring the industry can attract, train and retain talent in grain.

Adding value

  • The South Australian grain industry will derive additional value by developing domestic processing pathways and markets that diversify from bulk grain export.

Innovation

South Australia will be the national leader in cutting edge agricultural science and technology that improves both the quality and quantity of our grain products and reduces the cost of production in a changing climate.

 

Infrastructure

The South Australian grain industry will have enhanced productivity and competitiveness as a result of public and private investment in sustainable infrastructure.

This project is proudly supported by the Government of South Australia

Have your say!

In order for the Blueprint to accurately reflect the needs of the industry, it requires input and feedback from stakeholders all along the grain value chain. There are a number of ways you can get involved and have your say on the Blueprint.

Consultation on the draft Blueprint closes on Monday 13 July 2020.