Of Australian businesses are operated by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women
Representation across the native ag+food sector by First Nations people
Native foods and botanicals are fundamental to Indigenous cultural and social identity. The native ag+food sector provides significant opportunities for Indigenous-led businesses to grow both nationally and internationally. In 2010, the ‘farmgate’ value of the sector was estimated at $15-25M and has been estimated to grow to $7B by 2030.
But there are currently very low levels of Indigenous participation, particularly women. This may ultimately result in the permanent loss of important Traditional Knowledge related to cultural practices and technologies regarding native foods.
The EM-power Foundation is on a mission to change this by helping to build successful career paths for First Nations people in the native ag+food sector and creating more opportunities for Traditional Knowledge to be recognised and respected for its potential to contribute to the overall sustainability of our food systems.
Help deliver the change we aspire to
We are striving to make a significant impact in increasing the participation of First Nations people in the native ag+food sector.
We need your help whether it be through corporate sponsorship, volunteering your expertise, providing advisory support, or making a direct financial contribution via a tax-deductible donation.