First Nations Peoples have sustainably produced food from native Australian ecosystems for thousands of years.
Native grasses hold excellent nutritional value such as fatty acids, but their potential as a food source and economically viable industry has not been investigated, until now.
Bayer is proud to provide a $240,000 grant to the University of Sydney to investigate the untapped potential of native grains.
As a life science company, Bayer is continually looking at innovative ways to support and strengthen underserved communities. The three-year research program aims to grow the Indigenous native grain industry by revitalising traditional methods of using grains, investigating the use of plant selection to identify wild populations with suitable attributes for commercial grain production, and amplifying education and knowledge sharing among the local Kamilaroi and other First Nations communities
Importantly, the research program includes supporting an Indigenous trainee to increase skills base and support the emerging industry.
Hear from the research team about the program in the video below.