Through four integrated Research Programs, EPIC CRC will provide solutions to: enable better use of Indigenous land, water and air in support of the broader agribusiness sector; optimise Indigenous business, employment and wellbeing outcomes, and; properly and fairly recognise Indigenous IP and Knowledges.
Galambany (Ngunnawal; Together we work to empower, connect, and share knowledge). We have partnered with existing networks across government and private sectors, Indigenous business networks and will draw on previous experience and current networks to identify barriers to Indigenous engagement in agribusiness and co-design research to address these, adopting systems thinking approaches to engage with multi-faceted problems and complex decision spaces.
Maaruma-li gunimaa warranggal (Kamilaroi; healing Mother Earth). Business development with Indigenous partners is most appropriately carried out by building local-scale partnerships of trust with individual Indigenous communities and SMEs. We will do this through our network of gunimaa projects, which build on existing relationships between Indigenous agribusinesses and EPIC CRC research partners.
Kaartdijin (Noongar; knowledge and learnings). We recognise and respect the diversity of Indigenous peoples but must also seek general insights from gunimaa projects in order to address Australia-wide challenges.