Resources for bushfoods

Resources for bushfoods

Posted 09 November 2021
Bushfoods event in Roelands WA, Nov 2021

Bushfoods event on Gnaala Karla Boodja country, Nov 2021

‘Bushfoods’ has had a dramatic rise in interest lately from those wanting to understand and use the animals, insects and plants traditionally used as food by Aboriginal people. The industry is built on the Indigenous Ecological Knowledge of First Nations people however it is estimated Aboriginal businesses account for less than 15% of the industry.

IBA were proud to host two important workshops at an event this week on Gnaala Karla Boodja country in Roelands WA to encourage Aboriginal entrepreneurs interested to start a bushfood’s business. The event also launched two helpful guides developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Aboriginal Economic Development.

The guides were written by leading Indigenous law firm, Terri Janke & Co in collaboration with Aboriginal businesses including case studies from Blak Markets, Bush Medijina, First Nations Bushfood and Botanical Alliance Australia, Indigiearth, Kungkas Can Cook, the Northern Australia Aboriginal Kakadu Plum Alliance (NAAKPA), Noongar Land Enterprises (NLE) and Outback Academy Australia

Check out the guides and talk to IBA about setting up your business: