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Have you ever wondered about the native grains that grew across Australia? Whether they could be integrated into your production system? Or what role native grains can play in the shift to a low carbon future?

Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more with researchers from Black Duck Foods, an Indigenous social enterprise committed to traditional food growing processes that care for Country and return economic benefits directly to Indigenous people. Chris Andrew, Black Duck Foods General Manager, and Jacob Birch, lead researcher, will share some of their knowledge and experience in native grains.

In the shift to a low emissions future, deep rooted perennial grasses which are well known sequesters of soil carbon may play a crucial role. Both Chris and Jacob are involved in developing the native grains sector roadmap, work that draws together the climatic, landscape resilience, economic and social benefits of a strong native grains system across the country.

This session will be ran as a workshop, to both share available information about the role of native grains, while also allowing Chris and Jacob to work with farmers to understand the barriers to uptake in many of today’s farming systems.

Chris Andrew
Chris is the General Manager of Black Duck Foods Ltd, an Indigenous social enterprise committed to traditional food systems that care for Country and return economic benefits directly to Indigenous peoples. An early career in the global investment banking and oil sectors underpin his focus on managing people and enterprises dedicated to accelerating community development outcomes. Chris holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Teaching.

Jacob Birch
Jacob Birch is a Gamilaraay mari (First Nations Australian man) through matrilineal descent. The Gamilaraay are grass people who have intangible cultural links to grasses and the grain they produce. Jacob is embracing this cultural connection and passionately working with native Australian grasses, particularly their seeds (grain), that have been traditionally used for thousands of generations by First Nations peoples across Australia. Jacob has conducted multidisciplinary research, which includes research into the nutritional qualities of traditional grains for human health, and Indigenist research methodologies which give agency to First Nations voices and experience. Jacob now finds himself working with Black Duck Foods, a First Nations led social enterprise, preparing a research and development roadmap for traditional grains. Jacob’s aim is to work towards re-establishing traditional grain systems as a way of improving food security and access; improving biodiversity and food diversity; reinvigorating culture and community health; generating income sources for rural and remote communities; and bringing vibrancy and sustainability back to the land. Importantly, Jacob works to ensure a traditional grain industry is led by Australia’s First Nations people.

Visit https://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/

Authorised by F. Davis, 4 Lewis Drive, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Have you ever wondered about the native grains that grew across Australia? Whether they could be integrated into your production system? Or what role native grains can play in the shift to a low carbon future?

Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more with researchers from Black Duck Foods, an Indigenous social enterprise committed to traditional food growing processes that care for Country and return economic benefits directly to Indigenous people. Chris Andrew, Black Duck Foods General Manager, and Jacob Birch, lead researcher, will share some of their knowledge and experience in native grains.

In the shift to a low emissions future, deep rooted perennial grasses which are well known sequesters of soil carbon may play a crucial role. Both Chris and Jacob are involved in developing the native grains sector roadmap, work that draws together the climatic, landscape resilience, economic and social benefits of a strong native grains system across the country.

This session will be ran as a workshop, to both share available information about the role of native grains, while also allowing Chris and Jacob to work with farmers to understand the barriers to uptake in many of today’s farming systems.

Chris Andrew
Chris is the General Manager of Black Duck Foods Ltd, an Indigenous social enterprise committed to traditional food systems that care for Country and return economic benefits directly to Indigenous peoples. An early career in the global investment banking and oil sectors underpin his focus on managing people and enterprises dedicated to accelerating community development outcomes. Chris holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Teaching.

Jacob Birch
Jacob Birch is a Gamilaraay mari (First Nations Australian man) through matrilineal descent. The Gamilaraay are grass people who have intangible cultural links to grasses and the grain they produce. Jacob is embracing this cultural connection and passionately working with native Australian grasses, particularly their seeds (grain), that have been traditionally used for thousands of generations by First Nations peoples across Australia. Jacob has conducted multidisciplinary research, which includes research into the nutritional qualities of traditional grains for human health, and Indigenist research methodologies which give agency to First Nations voices and experience. Jacob now finds himself working with Black Duck Foods, a First Nations led social enterprise, preparing a research and development roadmap for traditional grains. Jacob’s aim is to work towards re-establishing traditional grain systems as a way of improving food security and access; improving biodiversity and food diversity; reinvigorating culture and community health; generating income sources for rural and remote communities; and bringing vibrancy and sustainability back to the land. Importantly, Jacob works to ensure a traditional grain industry is led by Australia’s First Nations people.

Visit https://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/

Authorised by F. Davis, 4 Lewis Drive, Castlemaine VIC 3450

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Integrating native grasses into today's farming systems - Black Duck Foods

Farmers for Climate Action 396 views October 29, 2021 4:07 pm

It’s crunch time to ramp up the pressure on the federal National party. In the next fortnight, they need to decide whether they’re going to make a deal with the Liberals to strengthen Australia’s climate targets. 

With just 27 days until the UN climate talks in Glasgow and a National Party room meeting happening on 17th October, we’ve made this TV ad featuring FCA members to hit the airwaves next week. 

For weeks the media has been reporting that the Prime Minister is ready to commit to a net zero emissions by 2050 target, and potentially stronger 2030 targets. A handful of federal Nationals are holding him back. 

We know that climate policy means good jobs, investment and opportunities for the regions. Just last week we saw the NSW state Nationals back an ambitious climate plan.

This is our chance to move the needle with the federal Nationals. We know there’s vigorous debate inside their party room over whether they’ll reach a deal with the Liberals for Australia to take stronger emissions reductions targets to Glasgow. 

Can you chip in to help us get this ad out to key areas? https://bit.ly/3mnwXXs

Join us https://bit.ly/3FhLix3

Authorised by F. Davis, 6 Lewis Drive, Castlemaine VIC, 3450

Text:
We’ve been farming out here a long time. So when things change around here, we notice.
We’re all seeing the changing weather. We’re already dealing with the risks.
Other countries are setting bold targets to tackle climate change.
They are creating entire new industries.
If we don’t act now, we’ll miss a huge opportunity for regional Australia. Industries for us. Jobs for our kids. Prosperity for the regions.
We can’t afford to be left behind.
Standing up for rural Australia means standing up for action on climate change.

It’s crunch time to ramp up the pressure on the federal National party. In the next fortnight, they need to decide whether they’re going to make a deal with the Liberals to strengthen Australia’s climate targets.

With just 27 days until the UN climate talks in Glasgow and a National Party room meeting happening on 17th October, we’ve made this TV ad featuring FCA members to hit the airwaves next week.

For weeks the media has been reporting that the Prime Minister is ready to commit to a net zero emissions by 2050 target, and potentially stronger 2030 targets. A handful of federal Nationals are holding him back.

We know that climate policy means good jobs, investment and opportunities for the regions. Just last week we saw the NSW state Nationals back an ambitious climate plan.

This is our chance to move the needle with the federal Nationals. We know there’s vigorous debate inside their party room over whether they’ll reach a deal with the Liberals for Australia to take stronger emissions reductions targets to Glasgow.

Can you chip in to help us get this ad out to key areas? https://bit.ly/3mnwXXs

Join us https://bit.ly/3FhLix3

Authorised by F. Davis, 6 Lewis Drive, Castlemaine VIC, 3450

Text:
We’ve been farming out here a long time. So when things change around here, we notice.
We’re all seeing the changing weather. We’re already dealing with the risks.
Other countries are setting bold targets to tackle climate change.
They are creating entire new industries.
If we don’t act now, we’ll miss a huge opportunity for regional Australia. Industries for us. Jobs for our kids. Prosperity for the regions.
We can’t afford to be left behind.
Standing up for rural Australia means standing up for action on climate change.

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Standing up for rural Australia means standing up for action on climate change

Farmers for Climate Action 643 views October 7, 2021 3:19 pm

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