Farmers come out of ‘hiding’

Sunraysia Produce manager Dianne Boston, Joel Sindayagaya from the Burundian community, Sunraysia Produce part owner Tony Trinick, John Niyera from the Burundian community and Sunraysia Local Food Future’s Deb Bogenhuber at the first site for the Food Next Door project. Picture: Jayne Alderton

Sunraysia Produce manager Dianne Boston, Joel Sindayagaya from the Burundian community, Sunraysia Produce part owner Tony Trinick, John Niyera from the Burundian community and Sunraysia Local Food Future’s Deb Bogenhuber at the first site for the Food Next Door project. Picture: Jayne Alderton

A MILDURA block that has sat vacant for years will be given a new life as it provides a chance for the region’s “hidden farmers” to put their skills and knowledge to use.

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Sunraysia Produce and Twitezimbere Burundian Community recently launched the Food Next Door project.

The MOU was the result of a collaboration between Sunraysia Local Food Future, Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council and researchers from the universities of Melbourne and Wollongong.

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