Our Work

Native foods represent a major opportunity for premium Australian products in both domestic and export markets, capitalising on consumer interest in the provenance and traditional heritage characteristics of foods.

The outcomes of the Training Centre will include the testing of market opportunities, the development of appropriate social and business models, and the identification of future opportunities for Uniquely Australian Foods.

Economic and quality of life benefits through job creation and benefit sharing arrangements will be secured for Indigenous communities through sustainable business models which will help to Close the Gap, and the development of supply chain partnerships to reduce the risks involved in taking products to market.


  • Research Projects

    Our research themes To achieve our objectives, we have 5 distinct themes which guide our research activities. Projects may not necessarily sit neatly in one of these themes. Rather, these themes are be present in..

  • Food & Products

    The species selected for inclusion in this project include native plant foods or ingredients where there is already evidence for consumer value such as Kakadu plum, wattle seed, bush tomato, salt bush, Burdekin plum, native..

  • Other Projects

    We and some of our Indigenous Enterprise Groups are deeply involved in a range of other related projects. Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia: ‘Improving the Efficiency of Kakadu Plum Value Chains’ This three..