Food & Agriculture
Climate crises and unpredictable weather continue to haunt the sustainability of food systems. Southeast Asia, as a tropical region, relies heavily upon traditional agriculture and farming practices for sustaining livelihoods and protecting fragile ecosystems.
Climate crises and unpredictable weather continue to haunt the sustainability of food systems.
We seek new innovative solutions to transform and improve the way we plant, produce and distribute our foods more sustainably, with methodologies and solutions that help to improve affordability, access, nutrients, as well as reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste, thereby, ensuring food security in both urban and rural communities.
What we look out for in a solution:
- Impact: The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions while helping to improve the sustainability of food production and distribution and contributing to sustainable development goals.
- Innovation: The degree of originality and creativity of the company's technology, as well as the extent to which it is state-of-the-art.
- Feasibility: The company's ability to demonstrate that its technology is technically and economically viable and that it can be scaled up and replicated in other locations.
- Scalability: The potential of the company's technology to be scaled up to have a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable development and have the ability to be replicated in different regions and cultures.
- Business case: The company's ability to demonstrate a viable business case, including long-term financial sustainability and potential for growth.
- Transparency and Communication: The company's ability to clearly and effectively communicate its business idea, its impact, and its plans for scaling and replication.
- Environmental impact: The company's ability to demonstrate the environmental impacts of their business idea and their mitigation plan for any potential adverse effects.
- Social Impact: The company's ability to demonstrate that its business idea and model are beneficial for society, such as providing access to nutritious food for people in underserved areas and the potential to create jobs and other economic opportunities in the local community.
- Food security: The company's ability to demonstrate that its business idea addresses food security and reduces dependence on food imports by increasing domestic food production.
- Resource efficiency: The company's ability to demonstrate the efficiency and sustainability of the resource used in their business idea.