World-Class Food and Fibre Infrastructure Program

DPI is committed to growing stronger primary industries. We understand the value of innovation, sustainable resource use and risk mitigation.

DPI is the largest provider of research and development services to primary industries in Australia, with more than 1,000 active research projects and an R&D portfolio of $100 million per year.

As world leaders in food and fibre innovation, we are ranked in the top 1% of research organisations around the globe and we work closely and collaboratively with industry, and public and private organisations.

The NSW Government will invest almost $100 million in the State’s primary industries research and innovation portfolio to help bolster on-farm productivity and protect the $15 billion sector from devastating pests and diseases.

The World-Class Food and Fibre Infrastructure Program cements NSW as Australia’s leader in agriculture, fisheries and biosecurity research.

The Investment will fund equipment such as new glasshouses, exotic disease diagnostic instruments, networks of on-farm sensor and data technology across DPI institutes, aquaculture and fish breeding research and plant pathology facilities.

This will deliver a new generation of scientific breakthroughs like drought tolerant crop varieties, data-driven on-farm decision making, fast-tracked genetic improvements in beef and lambs and revolutionary biological control of pests, while also making sure we are best positioned to provide critical emergency management response.