Trade, investment and regional development
Queensland agribusiness is the state's second most important export commodity earner, contributing nearly one-quarter of our state's total exports.
Queensland's $16.88 billion agribusiness sector is supported by innovative research and development, biosecurity protections and rich natural resources. The sector is very responsive to international and domestic market signals and emerging market opportunities.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) works with other Queensland Government departments to facilitate food and fibre trade between countries and increase investment into Queensland's agribusiness industry and projects. This includes working with Trade and Investment Queensland who provide a range of services including:
- concierge service
- business matching
- investment opportunities
- coordination of in-bound and out-bound trade missions.
The following webpages connect you with information on investment ready projects, investment opportunities, and trade and regional agriculture development:
- Business and trade
- Trade and Investment Queensland provides details about:
- Investing in Queensland’s food and agribusiness industry
- Austrade—the Australian Trade and Investment Commission helping Australian businesses.
- Advance Queensland—a series of programs to drive innovation in the Queensland economy
- Northern Australia development—connecting all levels of government, industry and the people of northern Australia to drive economic growth and investment
- Regional development—a network of committees made up of local leaders to support development in their regions
- Regional economic development—information about economic and infrastructure frameworks, and the role of Remote Area Boards
- Major projects—information about major infrastructure projects in Queensland
- FNQ Food Incubator—support for food entrepreneurs starting a new food business venture.