I just found this website mentioned the other day:
The pamphlet Plant & Food put out states:
“Te Kete Ahumāra is a new website created to provide a comprehensive information directory for both established and new Māori businesses involved in food production.
The goal of Te Kete Ahumāra is to encourage collaboration between Iwi and Māori businesses and relevant New Zealand research entities to accelerate development of Māori enterprises within horticulture, aquaculture and arable crops.
By combining traditional Mātauranga Māori with Western science, the full potential of Māori people and resources can be realised for the benefit and well being of Aotearoa.”
Their stated objectives are:
- “Provide a central resource concerning all aspects of enterprise development for Māori land use and business growth relating to fruit, arable crops and seafood production
- Demonstrate how traditional indigenous knowledge and Western science can work together to achieve sustainable livelihoods and greater wealth for all
- Build and strengthen bridges between Iwi and Māori business entities and sources of research, technology and scientific innovation
- Inspire Māori development and entrepreneurship through examples, referrals and case studies on what others are doing”