The popularity of native bush food in Australia is helping to create pathways for diversity, culture, and traditions and a good amount of GDPs as well. For example, the demand for a kakadu plum jam sauce is as much as a large cushion cover. These native bush foods can easily create employment opportunities plus social and financial security for many indigenous people as well. Even though it is becoming a lot popular but still it is not being marketed in a grand way worldwide. The digital marketing that these foods receive should be a lot higher but they are unable to be able to get that marketing. Probably due to its availability because not many people started selling these herbal goods.
Investing in this indigenous food can change the shape of the food industry as this will also help sustain the hunger of the people. These foods are also economical, which means that they are found 12 months a year and are also affordable.
Food And Indigenous Communities:
Whether in Australia or other parts of the globe, indigenous or tribal people are the only ones who were able to hold onto their cultural and traditional roots. The tribal foods are a major part of their cultural system in which they heavily believe in striving to protect their nature from any kind of damage as well. If given the opportunity then these tribal people do have the knowledge and skills to sustain their food and agriculture for which they are the real safeguard of the world’s biodiversity. For their, sake it is important to sustain or properly use these native bush foods. This is also the reason those proper investment strategies should be introduced so that these diverse flora and fauna are protected and sustained for future generations.
Useful Investment Strategies To Sustain Wild Food:
As mentioned before, traditional practices and knowledge regarding bush foods are important to sustain the environment and future generations alike. If an investment company or corporate organization can volunteer to learn about these foods then they will be more than happy to promote and introduce these foods to the world for better outcomes. The investments strategies that could be used to secure the indigenous bush foods include the following:
- Localization Of The System:
The supply chains in the food industry are somehow juggled up, which means, are not performing so smoothly, and regarding these wild food the supply chain will be more messed up. Hence what the companies should do is start with value chains like asking for the preference of the consumers, if they know about the wild food, or if would they try it or the type of wild food they prefer, etc. Using the food hub model they can help small food business to connect with larger corporations or through food tracing technology, ensure the food to be healthy and safe in case of data.
- Increasing Agrobiodiversity:
Sometimes natural and man-made factors can damage the overall farming of indigenous foods and for that agrobiodiversity increase is needed. This helps with the protection of nutrition in the food. The investors can choose the fair trade method to introduce the endangered foods to the wider market.
Moreover, some other ways investors can help include investing or donating through NGOs to support wild food protection.
Indigenous foods are not only the answer to a healthy lifestyle but also the key to protecting the ecology of the earth. It is more than essential to protect and invest in it for a better future.