Agriculture in Tasmania is an important industry. There is a high level of confidence in the state’s industry, best known for its food safety and clean, green production systems.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing accounts for almost 10% of Tasmania’s GDP (compared to around 2% nationally) and is the state’s largest sector. Dairy, and the state’s share of national milk production, has also grown steadily over the past 10 years.
Tasmania’s cooler climate and higher rainfall also benefits the state’s stone fruit and viticulture opportunities. As forestry investment schemes come to an end, new doors have opened for land to return to agricultural production. Read More