AIA Indigenous Agriculture Webinar Series
Wed 17 Mar 2021 @1pm AEDT
The Ag Institute of Australia is proudly running a webinar series showcasing the many aspects of Australian Indigenous Agriculture, held online every third Wednesday of February-November of 2021.
Ninti One Limited is an Aboriginal-owned and controlled research company. Ninti managed two CRCs, to a value of $200 million: called the Desert Knowledge CRC (2003 – 2010) and the CRC for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP 2010 – 2017). This presentation focusses on a 7-year CRC research project called ‘Plant Business’ which developed a model that is acceptable to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the commercial development of valuable native plant species. The research focused on enhancing the supply of the bush food plant Bush Tomato (Solanum centrale) in the Northern Territory through development and deployment of superior varieties that will return economic benefit to traditional custodians of source plants. Six genotypes were eventually commercialised. The model forms the basis for a wide range of prospective industries based on botanicals such as those with potential in the native food and medicinal industries. Since 2017, Ninti has been working with the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) to research which native species are best suited for commercial and cultural development on the ILSC’s properties across Australia.
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