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Historical Māori land use practice was adapted to create unprecedented primary production and export success immediately after early European contact (1840–1864, the “golden years” of Māori agricultural entrepreneurship).
The cultural/social enterprise model for food production used by Māori enhanced community wellbeing and maintained the mauri of traditional ecosystems.
This project will produce a white paper exploring how this model could inform the creation of new production models that are socially responsive, non-exploitative, high-value and world-leading.
Māori elders will contribute through interviews about historical events, recognising rangatira rangahau and mana motuhake.
The research is supported by Kohimarama Aotearoa, a regional network of whenua Māori land blocks in regions of high socio-economic deprivation, with international reach across the Kohimarama / Global Research Alliance indigenous network.
I urutau te tikanga whakamahinga whenua a ngāi Māori o mua kia puta mai te whakaputanga mātāmua me te angitu hoko whakawaho i muri tonu mai i te pānga tōmua nō Uropi (1840–1864, arā ngā “tino tau” o te rakahinonga ahuwhenua Māori).
I whakapikia te oranga ā-hapori e te tauira rakahinonga ā-ahurea/ā-pāpori i whakamahia e ngāi Māori, ā, i puritia hoki te mauri o ngā pūnaha hauropi tuku iho.
Ka whakaputaina e tēnei kaupapa tētahi pepa mā e tewhatewha ana me pēhea taua tauira e whakamōhio i te hanganga o ngā tauira whakaputanga hou he mea urupare ā-pāpori, he mea kore kaiapo, he mea nui te uara, he mea ārahi i te ao anō hoki.
Ka tautoko mai ngā kaumātua Māori mā ngā uiui mō ngā pānga o mua, e whakamana ana i ngā rangatira rangahau, i te mana motuhake hoki.
E tautokona ana te rangahau e Kohimarama Aotearoa, arā e tētahi kōtuitui ā-takiwā o ngā poraka whenua Māori kei ngā takiwā o te pakukore ā-pāpori-ohaoha nui, me te pānga ā-ao anō hoki whakawhiti atu i te kōtuitui taketake o Kohimarama / Global Research Alliance.