Bush Food Enterprise Development on the Indigenous Estate – Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation
Ninti and the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) jointly funded a comprehensive analysis of the bush food business development potential across the Indigenous Estate of Australia. It is estimated that the Indigenous Estate covers up to some 40% of Australia, under a range of land titles and agreements. Data collection and analysis of thousands of bush food varieties identified a small group which presented the greatest commercial opportunities. The most suitable specific bush foods for commercial production were then mapped across more than 120 ILSC-held and divested properties in every State and Territory. The resultant series of reports provide details on technical, financial, marketing and cultural aspects of more than 60 potential bush food types that present enterprise opportunities. The most promising are bush tomato, wattle seed, riberry, lemon myrtle, finger lime and mountain pepper.