Agribusiness trade and export

Agriculture is one of Queensland's priority industries. There are opportunities to increase exports of Queensland's premium agricultural products and processed food to global markets.

Food and Fibre to Market – Industry Partnerships Program

The Queensland Government’s pilot Food and Fibre to Market – Industry Partnerships Program offers matched funding of between $50,000 and $100,000 to grow our food and fibre exports to international markets.

The program is open to:

  • membership-based food and fibre industry organisations or regional food networks representing farmers/growers/fishers/food processors
  • individual agribusinesses acting on behalf of a team to develop innovative export supply chain projects.

Your export supply chain project must be driven by consumer demand and should capitalise on opportunities arising from emerging global food trends, including:

  • health and wellness
  • the emergence of plant-based proteins
  • environmental and social governance
  • traceability and food safety.

Eligible activities

Your project should:

  • result in more productive, sustainable, transparent and resilient food and fibre export supply chains
  • support climate-positive outcomes and improve our industries’ environmental and social governance credentials
  • improve the export capability of Queensland farmers, fishers, growers and their supply chain partners
  • foster collaborative relationships with stakeholders.

Examples of eligible project activities include:

  • export supply chain mapping and analysis to identify risks and areas for improvement
  • air and sea freight product trials
  • systems to improve product traceability
  • carbon accounting apps
  • product modifications, such as new packaging to address changing customer/consumer expectations in a target market/s
  • trialling of new cultivars or products with importers/buyers in market
  • post-harvest research and development work
  • consumer market research/in-market promotions.

Expressions of interest

  1. Read the program guidelines for more information.
  2. If you think you're eligible, contact us for the Expression of Interest form by:

Expressions of interest close at close of business on Friday 10 February 2023.

Trade and market development

Access the one-stop service to see how case-managed support can help connect you with trade and export opportunities.

Australia's free trade agreements substantially reduce or remove tariffs on Australian agricultural export products including beef, grains, horticulture, seafood and processed foods.

Trade and Investment Queensland supports trade missions and business matching in markets.

Food Innovation Australia Limited collaborates with industry to grow the share of Australian food in the global marketplace.

Market intelligence

Key data, insights and marketing trends may help you in decision-making:

Supply chains and freight

The Supply Chain Innovation team delivers innovative solutions to improve fresh produce quality. They can identify opportunities to enhance product quality and supply chain capabilities, reduce risks and increase returns.

The Attracting Aviation Investment Fund 2022-2025 will support growth of service frequency, capacity and development of new international aviation routes into Queensland’s airports, including freight.

Being export ready

Around two-thirds of Australia's agriculture and food  products are exported. The Australian Government creates new and maintains existing export market opportunities.

Find information here on exporting goods from Australia.

Assess your capability, capacity and motivation to export.

The Export Council of Australia can assist you in preparing for export through training and events.

More information

Find out more about trade and exporting at:

You can also view the Queensland Trade Strategy 2022-2032.