Production of Terminalia ferdinandiana Excell. (‘Kakadu plum’) in northern Australia

Julian Gorman, Kim Courtenay, Chris Brady

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    The commercialisation of Terminalia ferdinandiana presents an outstanding economic opportunity for vast areas of currently relatively economically unproductive and unpopulated tropical savannahs. This economic base could help support Indigenous people to maintain or retain connection with their traditional country, benefiting both people and the environment. This chapter seeks to outline the opportunity resulting from the exceptional properties of this species; provide a brief summary of the story of commercialisation thus far; explore some of the potential co-benefits that could be achieved in areas such as Indigenous health, employment and training and environmental management; outline some lessons learned from wild harvest and enrichment planting; and outline some of the challenges that need to be met.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Native Plants
    Subtitle of host publicationCultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries
    EditorsYasmina Sultanbawa, Fazal Sultanbawa
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton, United States
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9781482257151
    ISBN (Print)9781482257144
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

    Publication series

    NameTraditional herbal medicines for modern times


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