NAAKPA harvest update
In the past, the volume of Kakadu Plum harvested across northern Australia has not been clearly recorded, with estimations coming in at between 20 to 25 tonnes harvested per annum. Even though some NAAKPA enterprises are still harvesting, NAAKPA enterprises have harvested more than 20 tonnes in this 2019 season, with a farm gate value of more than $600,000 (AUD).
Women come together to talk plum
This month women from Wadeye, Broome and Maningrida came to Jabiru to meet with senior Mirarr women from Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation talk about Kakadu Plum.
A boost for Gubinge- The Kimberley's superfood
Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation was awarded $100,000 to establish a two hectare commercial orchard and trial research site for Kakadu Plum (Gubinge) just outside of Broome.
Kimberley Wild Gubinge a pioneer in processing Gubinge on country on the Dampier Peninsula recently received a boost to their capabilities by being awarded a Value Add Agribusiness Investment Grant.
Kakadu Plums in the Northern Territory are ready for harvesting. Following on from the Western Australian harvest visit, a NAAKPA team touched down first in Maningrida to speak with the Maningrida Wildfoods team about billygoat plum (Kakadu Plum) and then to Wadeye (Port Keats) to talk to Thamarrurr Development Corporation and Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation about their Mi Mirrarl (Kakadu Plum) harvest.
Thamarrurr Mi Mirrarl harvest
Over 250 women in the Thamarrurr Region have been involved in this year’s plum harvest. The harvest season and collection point at Wadeye has been coordinated by Thamarrurr Development Corporation and Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation
Leila Nimbadja took the NAAKPA project team to her country where Bawinanga harvest billygoat plum (Kakadu Plum). Billygoat plum is just one of many of the bushfoods Maningrida Wildfoods harvest, supplying restaurants and other food wholesalers.
NAAKPA Steering Committee Workshop Darwin 2019
The NAAKPA Steering Committee came together in Darwin on March 21 and 22 for their first face to face meeting since the establishment of the Alliance in August 2018. It was an opportunity to review how the Alliance has performed in its first six months, and consider the value it has delivered to Aboriginal enterprises who make up its members.
Perth restaurant promotion
Six premiere Perth chefs and restaurants have been approached to experiment with gubinge from the recent Western Australian harvest.
The NT harvest begins
This week Thamarrur Development Corporation and Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation started their harvest of Kakadu plums in the Thamarrurr region.
Nagoya Protocol and Access and Benefit Sharing in Australia
Associate Professor Daniel Robinson and Dr Margaret Raven from the University of New South Wales presented and facilitated a workshop for the NAAKPA Steering Committee in Darwin. This involved explaining research and development on plants and animals, patents involving Kakadu Plums, the Nagoya Protocol and Prior Informed Consent.
Mercedes Cove 2019 Harvest
Mercedes Cove Aboriginal Corporation harvests gubinge using unique netting technology
Lombadina Harvest 2019
Lombadina Aboriginal Corporation collecting gubinge harvest on the top of the Dampier Peninsula
Mamabulanjin Harvest 2019
Mamabulanjin buying wild harvest gubinge in Broome and has estabished gubinge plantation
Mayi harvest 2019 harvest
Milari Aboriginal Corporation trading as Mayi Harvests harvests and processes gubinge
Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation
Bawinanga is progressive Aboriginal corporation based in Maningrida. We Represent the Aboriginal people of the Homelands and 32 Outstations surrounding Maningrida in West Arnhem Land.
Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation
Mirarr set up Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) in 1995 to help manage a balance between sustainable development, traditional practice and living culture on Mirarr land.
Kimberley Wild Gubinge
Kimberley Wild Gubinge (KWG) is a Majority Aboriginal Owned business that is located 175km north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula.
Lombadina Aboriginal Corporation
Over the past 5 years in partnership with traditional owners and other communities, Lombadina has picked and sold wild harvested Kakadu Plum and has started growing Kakadu Plum for orchards at Lombadina and at other communities on the Dampier Peninsula.
Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation
Mamabulanjin was established in 1985 for the outstation movement to traditional homelands. We provide community based services and operate a gardening business, native tree nursery and two Kakadu plum orchards.
The Mayi Harvests native food business specializes in West Kimberley Wild Foods which are wild harvested on our traditional family lands in Ngumbarl and Jabirr-Jabirr country.
Mercedes Cove Aboriginal Corporation
Mercedes Cove Aboriginal Corporation is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated by Family Members. We are 160kms of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula/Ardi Country.