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I will be updating this with any projects 2001 onwards....

RIRDC-funded Bushfood projects

Completed and current projects (in chronological order)

DAQ-189A Establishment of an economically viable and ecologically sustainable bushfood industry in Australia’s northern rangelands....

1996/97

RIRDC funding:  $10,000

P1: Mr David Phelps Ph: 07 4658 4400

For objectives and outputs, see RIRDC publication R97/37 Feasibility of a sustainable bushfood industry in western Queensland:

 

RPT-1A Australian Native Bushfoods: Processed production potential and including cost evaluation

1996/1996

RIRDC funding:  $35,000

P1:  Denise Hart Ph: 0411852644

For Objectives and outputs, see RIRDC publication 97/22 Prospects for the Australian Native Bushfood Industry

 

SAR-14 Development of an 1PM program for the control of quandong moth in quandong orchards

1997/2001

RIRDC funding:  $39,000

P1: Dr Peter Bailey Ph: 08 8303 9537

For Objectives and progress to date, see New Plant Products Sub-program Research in Progress as at June 2000

 

AGP-1A Food safety of Australian plant Bushfoods

1998/2000

RIRDC finding:  $68,000

P1: Prof Ron Wills Ph: 02 4348 4140

For Objectives and progress to date, see New Plant Products Sub-program Research in Progress as at June 2000

 

AQU-1A Bushfood industry database scoping study

1997/98

RIRDC funding:  $35,000

P1: Mr David Tait

For Objectives and outputs see RIRDC publication 99/158 Bushfood industry data scoping study.

 

BUS-lA Marketing the Australian bushfood industry

1998/1999

RIRDC funding:  $45,000

P1: Mr Vic Cherikoff Ph: 0298182800

For Objectives and outputs see RIRDC publication 00/6 1 Marketing the Australian Native Food Industry.

 

O-1A Innovative products from indigenous Australian bushfoods

1999/2002

RIRDC funding:  $150,000

P1: Dr Michael Forbes-Smith Ph: 02 9385 5788

For Objectives and progress to date, see New Plant Products Sub-program Research in Progress as at June 2000.

 

DAW-95A The prospects of commercialising indigenous boab tubers as vegetables

1999/2001

RIRDC finding:  $15,000

P1: Mr Peter Johnson  Ph: 08 9166 4026

For Objectives and progress to date, see New Plant Products Sub-program Research in Progress as at June 2000

 

NMT-1A Investigation into safety and food values of certain Prostanthera species

1999/2000

RIRDC funding:  $10,000

P1: Dr Anne Fulton Ph: 03 9269 1458

For Objective and outputs see RIRDC publication 00/38 Food safety of three species of native mint.

 

AQI-1A Genetic and agronomic improvement of quandong

1999/2003

RIRDC funding:  $9,000

P1: Dr Ben Lethbridge Ph: 08 8383 6181

For Objectives and progress to date, see New Plant Products Sub-program Research in Progress as at June 2000

 

CSL-l IA Evaluating performance of cultivated bushfood plants in SA environments

1999/2004

RIRDC funding:  $137,234

P1: Dr Maarten Ryder Ph: 08 8303 8564

Objectives: Diversification of farming practices, with increased and more widespread cultivation of native food plants in southern Australia. Informed decision making on the

choice of native food species or cultivars for climatic and soil type zones. Information about quality of produce derived from selected native food species. Specific training of

an Abortginal/Torres Strait Islander trainee Progress to date: See New Plant Products Sub-program Research in Progress as at June 2000

 

CLC-1A Cultivation and sustainable wild harvest of bushfoods by Aboriginal communities in central Australia

1999/2002

RIRDC funding:  $132,000

P1:    MrJock Morse Ph: 0889529413

Objectives:  The project will investigate horticultural requirements of several central Australian bushfood species to enable them to be grown by Aboriginal groups and

become commercially available and review sustainability of bushfood harvest in central Australia so it can be monitored.

Progress to date: See New Plant Products Sub-program Research in Progress as at June 2000

 

Projects to start in 2000/2001

NPPOO-04 Domestication and improvement of Kunzea pomifera, Muntries

2000/2003

RIRDC funding:  $58,661

P1: Mr Tony Page

Objectives:  Evaluate and select superior varieties for cultivation.

 

NPPOO-05 Developing quality assurance safety and marketing standards for the bushfood industry

2000/2002

RIRDC finding:  $25,000

P1: Dr Margaret Bailey

Objectives:  Provide a template for QA programs and marketing standards using the emerging Davidsons’s plum industry as a model.