South Australia’s grain sector has set out its vision to become a $6 billion industry by 2030 with the launch of the South Australian Grain Industry Blueprint. “We can create demand points for grain in SA and capitalise on potentially the biggest opportunity right at our doorstep – a larger domestic market that delivers a price premium and, once established, is the hardest market to lose.”
Global population growth and changing dietary patterns are driving increased world demand for grain. Consistent with this global trend, Australia’s population is expected to increase by up to 19% by 2030, or an additional 4.89 million people, with a corresponding increase of 3.25 million tonnes in domestic grain demand.
These are compelling growth trends for grain sectors with access to global markets, established customers, leading industry practices and the ability to capitalise on rising domestic demand. Proactive growers are well-positioned to capture these opportunities, making it an exciting time to be in the grain industry. The South Australian Grain Industry Blueprint is an industry-led initiative designed to identify these opportunities and shape the future to 2030.
The Blueprint identifies how SA’s grain industry can harness its inherent strengths to capitalise on these pending opportunities while also managing and mitigating external threats and challenges.