At Kakadu Plum Co. we commit ourselves to being able to contribute to the Aboriginal Indigenous communities. The value and magic of native Indigenous bush food has been generally unknown to non-Indigenous people for years. Now, Kakadu Plum Co. wants to bring awareness about the importance and value of not only Kakadu Plum, but the Australian Native Food Industry as a whole.
Kakadu Plum Co. is linked to a number of communities in the Dampier Peninsula, including the Nyul Nyul community, who pick and harvest Kakadu Plum. This industry works on a supply/demand basis where community members go out on country to pick the fruit and are then paid per kilo. By them picking and us buying we are providing them a source of income and an opportunity for them to pursue their traditional family activities. By you buying our products you contribute to this industry and our ability to continue to support the communities. This is an amazing industry that exists through people like us being linked to these communities.
We are strongly committed to helping and supporting the communities in what ever way we can. All our products are ethically sourced. Price per kilo is set by the community leader. In 2015 one community picked about 3 tonne of Kakadu Plum that gave an income of around $70,000 to be shared with community members and pickers.
By increasing awareness we hope to expand the cultivating process that not only will provide more fruit for everyone to enjoy, but will hopefully provide a greater working ecosystem for Aboriginal families and communities that often lack funds and resources to sustain the growing demand. Our Kakadu Plum Powder has been wildcrafted from a community in the Kimberly Region.
Through the continued purchases of our products, we are able to continue to buy stock and product from the Aboriginal communities. Without these purchases, without you, we would not be able to make this impact.
At Kakadu Plum Co. we are also committed to supporting communities and growers in other ways, such as our 2016 Christmas appeal that raised over $300 for land and fire management for the Nyul Nyul community.
At Kakadu Plum Co. we want to continue our impact as far and wide as we can. Our products are packaged by a company that employs individuals with a disability. Not only providing the highest standards in food preparation and handling, our packing company provides an ecosystem and employment for people in need. We are proud to be able to provide impact on this level as well.