Matthew Bakker 

Matt is the Food and Land Use Program Director at The Next Economy and has a diverse background in agriculture and the land use sector.

Matt has experience working with landholders and communities over a range of environmental, social and economic issues around Australia. He has extensive land use experience, having worked on some of the largest agricultural stations in Australia, and working directly with landholders on restoration projects throughout South East Queensland.

For the past eight years he has worked with Traditional Owners ensuring traditional lands are respected and sites protected during mining and agricultural activities. He also runs a small-scale farm in Brisbane called Neighbourhood Farm where they grow and sell vegetables directly to the public and provide educational programs for people within the community.

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