A Deadly Solution: Towards an Indigenous-led Bushfood Industry

We use Indigenous Traditional Knowledge alongside science to develop bushfoods into business opportunities.

Our collaborative Bushfoods project is led by Indigenous experts and Traditional Custodians who work with UQ science researchers to develop bushfoods with business potential.

UQ's researchers support participating Traditional Custodian communities to:

  • identify native plants suitable for new plant-based bushfoods, beverages and ornamental plants
  • develop a blockchain (online digital ledger) that traces the bushfood from its origin at the grower to its sale to consumers
  • develop tools to help communities visualise and model their business decisions
  • clarify the social, cultural and business aspirations that inform their business.

Traditional Custodians own and manage the intellectual property for the bushfoods we develop collaboratively.

We offer PhD scholarships for higher degree by research candidates. We encourage Indigenous students to apply for our student opportunities.

Join the First Nations Bushfood & Botanical Alliance Australia (FNBBAA) for a yarn in Darwin, 8-10 November 2023.

Contact us

For general enquiries, email us at deadlysolutions@uq.edu.au.

Alternatively, phone one of our project leaders: