WA Future Food Network grows from Southern Dirt

The WA Future Food Network emerged out of Western Australian grower group Southern Dirt. Its aim is to ‘drive and support the development of a progressive and connected food and beverage industry in WA’, right along the supply chain.

Food producers

The network is keen to work with producer members on projects that can:

  • improve waste management systems;
  • reduce environmental impact; and
  • increase the uptake of new innovations and technologies that will improve on-farm operations.

Food and beverage manufacturers

The Future Food Network will also work with food and beverage businesses that manufacture products locally or would like to do so, connecting them to services that can assist them and fostering constructive collaborations.

“Finding commonalities within and between industries will be a priority,” says the WA Future Food Network CEO Hannah Lalor.

Fostering connectivity

One of the first tasks of the Network is to launch a web portal encouraging knowledge exchange and networking among members of the state’s agrifood sector.

“We are currently working with our web developers, to create an online Connectory – a place where all businesses that are involved in the WA food and beverage supply chain can come together to connect and engage with others, leading to more awareness of what is available locally and creating more opportunities to work together,” says Ms Lalor.

“And we are excited for the future projects and events that are already in the pipeline.”

Further information and member registration

If you are interested in working with the WA Future Food Network, contact Hannah Lalor via email at

To register as a Member, click here.

For more information about the network, visit its website.