Australian wild rice: a potential new sustainable wild food enterprise

Australian wild rice: a potential new sustainable wild food enterprise

P. Wurm and S. Bellairs

This project will investigate the feasibility of harvesting and processing native rices with a view to preparing novelty food products for sale in the tourism industry. This project is a feasibility study that may lead to the longer term development of small enterprises.

Wurm P. and Bellairs S.(2011). RIRDC (Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation) ($18,750)

Market evaluation of native rice enterprise. In collaboration with Adelaide River Traditional Owners, Aboriginal Bush Traders, Northern Land Council with support from NT Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries.

Wurm P., Bellairs S.(CDU), Lindsay Campbell (Uni Syd), Batten (SeaCrest Pty Ltd) Rea N. (CDU)  (2008-9). RIRDC (Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation) ($15,400)

Australian wild rice:  A new sustainable wild food enterprise.

Report available at https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/10-175 For other information about the project, listen to a short interview on ABC Rural Radio at: http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2012/s3613708.htm

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Dr Penny Wurm
Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow

Primary research group

Environmental Science Learning and Teaching

Qualifications

PhD, Charles Darwin University. 1998. BSc (Hons I), Murdoch University. 1987. BSc, Murdoch University. Completed December 1979 BSc University of the South Pacific, Fiji. Commenced 1976.