Capturing the Prize: South Australia

The food and agribusiness opportunity in South Australia could be worth almost AUD$19 billion by 2030 in value-added, resulting in 75,000 jobs

Taken together, the value of the 19 opportunities assessed in this study could be worth AUD19 billion in South Australia by 2030, in terms of value-added. In perspective, this is over three times the current value-added by the food and agribusiness sector in South Australia. These opportunities could result in 74,000 jobs, including the creation of more than 19,600 jobs – around 37 per cent higher than the state’s food and agribusiness workforce today. In terms of potential jobs created in 2030, South Australia ranks in fifth across Australia – one rank lower than its share of employment in February 2021. Pre-farm gate opportunities constitute over two-thirds of potential value-added and potential jobs created. The total opportunity is evenly split between consumption-oriented export opportunities, consumption-oriented domestic market opportunities, and opportunities to improve production standards and supply chain capacity domestically.