Focus on Native Foods Research and Development

  • Published: 17 Mar 2014

  • Author(s): RIRDC

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Research funded by RIRDC with voluntary contributions from the Australian Native Food Industry Ltd (ANFIL) and the Coles Indigenous Food Fund has been credited with preventing native foods from sliding into a low-cost commodity status, which would have been uncompetitive for the industry.

Between 1999 and 2012, RIRDC has invested more than $4 million in 60 projects in the areas of production constraints, novel uses for Australian native foods, food safety, growing efficiencies, production information, new species and capacity and communication.