Situated in Arnhem Land (560 kilometres east of Darwin), Ramingining and the surrounding communities, were once a net exporter into the capital, providing locally grown produce and locally caught fish. For many Yolngu people there is a deep desire to rebuild this historical primary industry.
The Ramingining Food Ladder creates sustainable, Indigenous employment, as well as worthwhile work for CDP participants. Local school children also have the opportunity to grow their own produce, while a nutritionist is aboard to offer advice on healthy eating. Central to the success is the sale of the produce through local stores, with a notable increase in the purchase of fresh fruit and vegetables since Food Ladder began.