The Training Centre aims to transform the native Food and Agribusiness Sector through development of selected crops, foods and ingredients using an Indigenous governance group to oversee the process of converting Traditional Knowledge into Branded Products. Expected outcomes include technical information to support branding and market development, best practice development in social factors and legal arrangements for benefit sharing, and a cohort of trained and industry-ready researchers who can lead the native foods industry forward. This should provide significant benefits in driving sustainable growth of the premium Australian food sector with high value products which can never be imitated due to their unique origins and properties.

Project members

Emeritus Professor Mike Gidley

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Professor Janeen Baxter

Centre Director
Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Jason Stokes

Professor
School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Associate Professor Heather Smyth

Principal Research Fellow
Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Dr Michael Netzel

Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Professor Yasmina Sultanbawa

Centre Director
Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Professor Brad Sherman

UQ Laureate Fellow
TC Beirne School of Law