WA Grower Groups are valued at $125 million economic impact per year.
In 2017 the Grower Group Alliance undertook a study to determine both the economic and social contribution of grower groups to the industry, rural communities and the WA economy.
The study estimated WA Grower Groups have contributed a direct $3 billion economic impact to WA in the past three decades.
This is a running average of $125 million economic impact per year collectively across all grower groups.
Grower groups also play a vital role in building social capital and a support network which contributes to general wellbeing and mental health in rural communities.
Agknowledge and Advanced Choice Economics were engaged to undertake the study, which consisted of a desktop review of grower groups, surveys with farmers (both non-members and members of grower groups), research and development corporations, farm consultants, sponsors and partners. Versions of the report can be viewed via the links below.