Agribusiness hub in the Peel region looking to grow exports to Asia

BBC’s StoryWorks recent article on WA’s new agribusiness hub in the south west featured AgriStarts’s Harvest Accerelator Program alumni Paula Pownall from Grubs Up WA.

The Peel Business Park will present a strategic opportunity to help unlock the growing opportunities present in the Asian market and it is hoped that complementary industry and research facilities in the park will spark collaboration between businesses, encouraging entrepreneurship and investment.

Grubs Up Australia is WA’s first edible insect farm and is based in West Coolup, in the Peel region. Founder Paula Pownall provided comment for the BBC article saying that the business park will provide the agribusiness sector with an opportunity to benefit from new partnerships, research and development, as well as provide access to export markets, manufacturing and investment. “It’s really exciting to have it on our doorstep”, she says.

Also mentioned was our own AgriStart Harvest Accelerator 2.0 program as an example of the state government’s support for the agricultural sector and was described as an innovative program for WA-based start-ups and SMEs in the agritech sector seeking to scale their business, attract investment and explore new export markets.

Agristart’s Tash Ayers, with Paula and Amanda from Grub’s Up

Agristart’s Tash Ayers, with Paula and Amanda from Grub’s Up