The continuation of the theme-project on bush foods will become a Core Project on 1st July with expansion in scope to encompass food, domestication of food plants, and wood, fibre and craft products.
The activity areas are still being scoped, and may change, but are currently:
- Indigenous Livelihoods – PhD student examining benefits of food industry;
- Diversifying bush product livelihoods – examination of the possible livelihoods from art and craft products, waxes and resins.
- Industry opportunities for bush foods harvesters & wholesalers.
- Participatory domestication of bush tomato – creating a value for Indigenous groups from holding IP in domesticated varieties for sale to horticulture and retail nursery trade.
- Market research and industry development, including branding and policy-related matters – examining ways to strengthen the marketability of desert products through branding, govt policies, attracting investors, and assisting in the creation of Indigenous businesses that can use IP from other areas of the project.