Future-proof, fresh food supply crucial for remote communities

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Food Ladder a not-for-profit, social enterprise promotes innovative solutions to food insecurity in the form of localised, solar-powered hydroponic greenhouses.

Kelly McJannett, CEO of Food Ladder, says what can be grown in remote communities, should be, and local food production systems need to be considered essential infrastructure in these areas.

“If we are to shift the needle on key health and wellbeing indicators in remote communities, people must be able to access affordable, fresh and healthy food from a locally produced source.

“Just as an oval at a school is essential for community health, the technology and the programs that allow for a secure supply of nutritious food should be too,” says Ms McJannett.