agricultural industries are a vital part of the State’s economy. The
TASMANIAN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY GROUP LIMITED was formed in 1989.
The organisation is entirely funded from member contributions.
Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group (TAPG) is the only
organization in Tasmania which brings together primary producers, the
agricultural manufacturing sector, agribusiness (services to
agriculture) and Government. TAPG is in a unique position to address
issues that are of common concern to primary, secondary and service
levels of Tasmanian agriculture.
Agriculture is an
important contributor to the Tasmanian economy. The direct farm gate
contribution of agriculture is around 5% of Gross State Product and 6%
of total state employment. When agriculture’s post farm gate activity
is added, the contribution to the economy increases to 16% of Gross
State Product and 20% of state employment.
industry, however, is much more than the sum of its economic
contributions. It is the lifeblood of rural and regional communities
and plays a large role in maintaining the quality of life that
Tasmanians experience. The landscapes created by agriculture with
their patchwork of colours, textures and even smells, are a much
admired feature of the Tasmanian countryside appealing to visitors and
is an environmentally sustainable and valuable industry in Tasmania
that has played an important role in the State’s development in the
past and will continue to do so in the future.