SA food and wine receives a boost

The South Australian state government has provided premium food and wine projects with a boost in the latest state budget.

As reported by the Weekly Times Now, $2.5 m in funds will be distributed over a three year period to encourage and increase exports of the states food and wine to emerging markets in China.

A further $2.7 m will be used to fund food and wine projects in regional areas of SA including Murraylands and the Limestone Coast.

SA premier and treasurer Jay Weatherill believes that the boost in funding will maximise export opportunities and support the production of quality food and wine in the state.

The boost and will also be extended to include the development of Chinese food centres to showcase SA’s world class produce.

"We want to maximise the significant opportunities opened by the signing of Memoranda of Understanding with Shandong and the Fujian Province in China last year," he said.

Additional funding of $1 m over a four year period will also be used for fruit fly prevention work.

South Australia produces some of the world’s finest food and wine including pure Ligurian honey, and international award winning wines from Kangaroo Island and the famed Barossa Valley


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