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South East Premium Wheat Growers Association

Facilitating a Profitable and Sustainable Grains Industry in the Esperance Port Zone.

South East Premium Wheat Growers Association

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South East Premium Wheat Growers Association

SEPWA was established in 1993 to represent wheat growers in the Esperance Port Zone, assisting growers to produce premium quality grain.
Today, SEPWA's vision is to improve profitability and sustainability of Esperance Port Zone grain growers.

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The 2019 SEPWA Variety Trials for the Esperance Port Zone have been sown. Information on their locations and in-season data is updated throughout the year.

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Youth in Ag tour 2019 focuses on Grains Innovation - register now

Youth in Ag off South Australia and Victoria to see grains innovation - July 18 to 27 A young growers’ tour will leave from Perth on July 18 to hit...

Tour to India and Sri Lanka 2019

India and Sri Lanka tour to investigate some of the worlds’ fastest growing middle-class consumers A tour to India and Sri Lanka from July 27 to August 7 will provide...

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India and Sri Lanka tour to investigate some of the worlds’ fastest growing middle-class consumers

A tour to India and Sri Lanka from July 27 to August 7 will provide participants with market insight into this rapidly growing region. India is one of the world’s most dominant grain producers and consumers and the Australian grain industry is poised to benefit from the country’s growing demand for grain. 

Total Indian grain consumption has averaged 232.1 million tonnes in recent years and has grown at an average rate of 3.8 million tonnes per annum over the past decade. 

Current trade restrictions are predicted to be lifted in the near future due to India’s increasing rates of demand growth, driven by population and changing diets, combined with slowing rates of production growth. As a result, India is emerging as a key market particularly for Australian grains, oilseeds and pulses.

Demand for barley in India is also set to increase on the back of changing cultural attitudes and a young, increasingly affluent population which prefers premium and craft beers.

The development of a more intensive livestock industry in coming years will also likely exacerbate India’s need for imports to help meet future grain consumption requirements.

Until last year’s trade barriers on pulses, India purchased around 80 per cent of Australian chickpeas, and was largely responsible for the recent growth in the Australian pulse industry. 

But rapid population growth (India’s population is forecast to surpass China by 2025,  is forecast to be 1.6 billion persons by 2050) and evolving diets will support Indian grain consumption growth in the coming decades. When the trade barriers are lifted, there is the potential to create new customer relationships that will ultimately increase Esperance’s share in the Indian market.

The tour is being hosted by Austrade in India and Sri Lanka and will focus on all grain product development there, including pulse processing plants, maltsters, ports, food testing laboratories, and bakeries. There will also be time to see some of the iconic tourist attractions: the Taj Mahal, Delhi Spice Market and Red Fort.

Airfares with Singapore Airlines will be around $1800, and the five-star hotels are expected to cost a maximum of $250/night for single or shared occupancy. (These prices are not locked in, so can change).

Please contact Niki Curtis for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0447 908 311.