Converting traditional Indigenous ethnobotanical knowledge into branded products.

Over the past decade, our scientist have been working alongside Indigenous communities to demonstrate the scientific value of Australian native plant foods and to support communities in realising new business opportunities resulting in sustainable livelihoods on country.

The Centre will tackle the broad question of how to develop sustainable premium food and ingredient industries based on unique characteristics of Australian native plants and animals such as kangaroo.

  1. Developing sustainable business models involving all stakeholders by identifying social factors and beneficial Indigenous participation across the value chain from raw material to finished foods,
  2. Identifying the characteristic sensory properties that provide uniqueness and justify premium ingredient and product market positioning,
  3. Defining any safety and toxicity issues sufficient to facilitate access to major global markets,Characterising the nutritional value of ingredients and products for premium applications.