South Australian state government plans to grow food, wine and agribusiness by three per cent each year with Growth State Initiative.

GROWTH: The state government plans to grow key industries by three per cent every year. Photo: file.
GROWTH: The state government plans to grow key industries by three per cent every year. Photo: file.

The state government is aiming to raise South Australia's overall growth by three per cent each year.

Growth State is the state government's plan to achieve the growth, and will initially be applied to the three strongest sectors.

Food, wine and agribusiness sectors were identified as having the strongest prospects for increased trade and investment.

Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said community feedback would help inform the progress.

"We want to hear from industry about opportunities to accelerate their growth, and it is important our food, beverage and agribusiness industries have input to help shape future policy," Mr Whetstone said.

"Last year food, wine and agribusiness generated $14.8 billion in revenue, directly contributed over $8 billion to our Gross State Product, and produced well over half the state's merchandise exports."

The government has worked with peak industry bodies Primary Producers SA, Food South Australia and the South Australian Wine Industry Association to produce a discussion paper.

The Food, Wine and Agribusiness Discussion Paper outlines growth statistics and measures for food, beverage, field crops, livestock, seafood, horticulture and forestry industries.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway urged people in the sectors to provide feedback on the paper.

"It is essential the final 'Sector Plan for Food, Wine and Agribusiness' has industry's voice behind it," Mr Ridgway said.

"The Marshall Government is already taking steps to strengthen the food, wine and agribusiness economy by cutting Emergency Service Levy bills and abolishing payroll tax for small business."

Meetings for input into growing the food, wine and agribusiness sectors will be held in Barossa Valley, Bordertown, Clare, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, Loxton, McLaren Vale, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Orroroo, Port Lincoln, Wudinna, Yorke Peninsula and Adelaide.

Feedback is open until October 25 and can be done by public meeting, online survey, email or written response.