RIG Network Projects
RIG Network is a networking, advocacy and capacity building initiative that aims to foster and support sustainable food production activities in and by remote communities.
We develop and deliver projects in partnership with organisations, interested individuals and communities; undertake consulting work; and actively involve Network members in the development and delivery of the workshops, submissions and communication activities we deliver. Read on for a snapshot of projects delivered since RIG Network was established in May 2009.
1. Network communications and information sharing
- RIG News – Bi-monthly Newsletter - 16 editions (as at December 2011) – garden and other stories, policy news and coming events, distributed every two months to RIG News and Updates subscribers and other network participants
- RIG Network Updates – short news items and updates from and for Network members, sent to subscribers in between the bi-monthly RIG News
- The RIG website – regular posts, updates, links and useful resources
Networking and professional development workshops for stakeholder groups include:
- EduGrow Remote School Gardens Workshop Meeting, Northern Territory, strategic stakeholders meeting to explore relevant models and support options, November, 2011
- “Best Practice and New Opportunities – Local Food Gardens, Food Systems and Horticulture”, RIG Network & Darwin Regional Indigenous Advancement & CDEP for the Darwin ICC Region CDEP Network, November 11 & 12, 2010, Darwin.
- “Health, Life Skills and Demonstration Gardens: Challenges and Opportunities” RIG Network & the Dietitians Association of Australia, NT Branch, CPD Event, July 29 2011.
Community based workshops and events include:
- “Fresh Food! Talking Tucker and Local Food Production Opportunities in and around Fitzroy Crossing” - workshop convened in partnership with Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation – CDEP, Fitzroy Crossing, August 2010
- “Grow your own food? Opportunities and Past Experiences”, community meeting convened in partnership with the Government Business Manager, Maningrida, December 2009.
- Food Gardens, Your ideas and Past Experiences “Morning Tea” community meeting, Hope Vale, September 2009.
2. Strategic research, advocacy, and partnership projects
Research and Advocacy – Submissions (see Useful Resources to download submissions)
- Submission in response to the National Food Plan Issues Paper, 2011
- Submission to the Commonwealth Indigenous Economic Development Strategy, 2010
- Submission to the National Health Reform Taskforce, 2009 – Recommendation 64: Indigenous Health – Nutrition and Physical Activity
Partnership Proposals – coming
Conference Papers and Presentations – coming