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Aboriginal Economies on Aboriginal Lands. Centrefarm? -Create regional economies where there currently are none -Enable local Aboriginal people to participate.

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1 Aboriginal Economies on Aboriginal Lands

2 Centrefarm? -Create regional economies where there currently are none -Enable local Aboriginal people to participate in those economies -Develop capacities towards Aboriginal control of the economies

3 Centrefarm Strategy -Long term view -Mutual respect, consultation and listening -Work with TO groups, industry, governments, investors, training organisations and agribusiness operators -Treat each project as unique and develop targeted strategies in response -Work towards full Aboriginal control of economies developed on their lands

4 Horticulture & Agriculture An industry with outcomes - Employment - Training, Up-Skilling - Social & Health An industry that fits - Aboriginal land ownership - Water resources - Soils, climate - Southern market windows - Traditional knowledge and responsibilities for Country

5 Growing to Grow - G 2 G

6 Cyclical Pattern of Demise

7 G 2 G Core Issues with Community Farms -Lack of a coordinating body -Lack of clear land tenure -Lack of coherent source funding - Lack of management and succession planning -Lack of clear business and operational planning -Reliance on CDEP

8 Economies of Scale and Scope Economies of Scale: “The more individual units that can be produced, the lower the average cost of production” (to a point) Economies of Scope: “The greater variety of things that can be produced for the same or lower cost, the lower the average cost of production” (also, to a point)

9 Indicative Budgets 4-Hectare Developments Capital Funding $257,000 Establishment and Ongoing Operations$170,000 Total $427, Hectare Developments Capital Funding$475,000 Establishment and Ongoing Operations$170,000 Total$645,000 These budgets assume that a refrigerated vehicle and the management fees can be amortised across 5 projects Salaries are not included in these budget projections

10 Conclusion G 2 G tackles: The cyclical pattern of demise observed in past community garden enterprises G 2 G offers: A single coordinating development and management body to ensure the best chance of success from the establishment of community gardens and farms

11 Contact Centrefarm Aboriginal Horticulture P/L PO Box Hartley St ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871 p f


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