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Increasing Participation of Indigenous Women in the Native Ag+Food Sector

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Food Futures Company is working to increase Indigenous women’s engagement in the native ag+food sector, to create a fair and equitable future led by the traditional guardians, Indigenous women. 

The native ag+food sector is fundamental to Indigenous cultural and social identity. The lack of participation by Indigenous people (and women in particular) is likely to be impacting on their ability to secure economic, health, cultural and social benefits for themselves and their communities.

By breaking down the barriers: gender, cultural background, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, we can create opportunities that align with Indigenous women’s subjective wellbeing: connection to Country and culture. 

Due to the lack of opportunity by First Nations people with 2% of the native ag and food sector owned by First Nations Peoples compounded by less than 0.2% of all Australian businesses being operated by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women in 2011 (ABS, 2015: ‘A Profile of Australian Women in Business’) - something needs to changes. 

Our response to this challenge? A national Native Ag+Food Entrepreneurship Pathway Program aiming to empower Indigenous girls and women with the confidence, knowledge, and entrepreneurial skills they need to successfully launch new ventures and/or participate in tech-based careers across the native ag+food value chain.

“They (Indigenous women) can see their communities are struggling and they look for ways to elevate the status of our community. Bush food and bush medicine/ bush remedies has been a way for the elder women to get involved and teach the younger ones and creates a sense of pride, it links people back to their cultural roots and it provides them with a relevant area of involvement and engagement. So if you are an expert in bushfood and bushtucker that gives you incredible start up knowledge. MOST people know about bushfood and bush tucker but what we don’t know is how do we value add it.”

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Food Futures Company acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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