Value of WA Grower Groups

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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.


The Report

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.

Click here to view media release


Final Report & Appendices