Story by Sarah Matthews, NT News
Link to article in the NT News.
An increase to JobSeeker and other federal government subsidies is needed so people in remote communities can afford to buy healthy food, according to the AMSANT boss.
Continue reading “Food security an ‘urgent’ issue for remote communities: AMSANT boss”
Story by PAIGE TAYLOR, INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT, The Australian
Link to article in The Australian.
Children in the West Australian outback town of Leonora are about to make radical change to the way their town gets its food.
The desert centre 830km northeast of Perth will grow its own produce – part of a quiet national movement to change Australia’s response to the dearth of fresh, healthy and affordable food in remote communities.
It is a program run by Food Ladder, a not-for-profit which has previously put in place agritech systems in some of the harshest environments in the world, including in Bhutan and India.
Continue reading “Budding green thumbs till red soil to stop the rot”
Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun Grup are offering traditional healing via bush medicine to struggling young Indigenous people. Photo: Tom Robinson, Katherine Times.
Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun Grup have launched a garden of traditional Jawoyn bush foods and medicines to offer “true healing” to young Indigenous people struggling with their mental health.
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On 30 June 2020 Food Ladder provided a detailed response and recommendations to the Federal Government Inquiry into food prices and food security in remote Indigenous communities.
The Food Ladder solution focuses on local, sustainable production of nutritious food.
Please refer to this link for the full submission. Continue reading “Food Ladder responds to Inquiry into food pricing and food security in remote indigenous communities”
On Nightlife with Indira Naidoo
Around the world starvation is still a major threat in many countries where climate, war and politics can all affect the food supply.
Continue reading “Grass Roots: helping communities grow their own food”