The WA Government has announced more than $1.5 million in grant funding to build Western Australian businesses, drive food exports to Asia and create sustainable jobs in the regions.
The funding will support WA businesses to export ready-to-eat products for aged-care markets. These products include world-class Pilbara Wagyu beef, WA-branded lamb for high-end markets, premium fresh milk and high-quality fruit, among others.
WA Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan will visit one of the grant recipients, Manjimup’s Fresh Produce Alliance, who will use their funding to commercialise a ready-to-eat product range for aged-care markets in Asia using Western Australian fruit and vegetables that would otherwise be unmarketable.
Projects with a focus on value-adding such as Fresh Produce Alliance’s product range will help to create long-term jobs for Western Australians in regional areas.
Source: WA Government