Linked farms Hong Kong

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Linked farms Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., ChinaHong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

As a Colombian citizen I am conscious of how farmers and traditional agriculture has struggled to adapt in urban settings where modern lifestyle has threaten their activity. After settling down in Hong Kong, my interest moved to how local farmers and the public interact and collaborate.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Public in hong kong and communities collaborate and work together to detect the problems of the local farmers and create solutions
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Lack of engagement of communities and the public with local farmers in Hong Kong. Lack of effective connectivity between Urban Farmers, Rural Farmers and the public. Opportunity to engage hong kong people with local farming.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

My Idea is campaign where an NGO will invite the public of Hong Kong to detect the problems of the local farmers and participate with ideas to solve it. By joining the campaign the public will visit the local farms, document a story showing the problem or needs (of the farmer) and share it with the community. The best stories will be share in a brainstorm session (workshop) with local communities to propose real solutions.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

This campaign will allow to: Local urban farmers: Will teach how to grow local food and show their farm to the public of Hong Kong that are joining the campaign. Public: Will learn from the farmers stories and document a problem, need or opportunity to improve local farming. Will contribute with Ideas in the workshop. Non Profit Organization: Will provide the virtual platform to share the stories with the community. Will provide the space for the brainstorm session and workshop. Finally, will execute the best idea. Volunteers: Will have the opportunity to participate in the workshop sessions with the public.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

By letting the public participate in the brainstorming sessions, workshops and story telling of the local farmers, people will be persuade to learn more about their local food and local farmers in Hong Kong.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

This project requires enough budget to convoke the public in Hong Kong to join the campaign. The diffusion of the campaign will need to be advertised in local radio stations, local channels, social media and public billboards.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Some NPO's in Hong Kong make an important effort to connect the public directly with the local farmers to consume their products, Aldo this is an amazing effort it doesn't allow the public to share their own perspective of local farming and make them participate with ideas.
Team

Founding Story

I am a MA interaction designer. After settling down in Hong Kong, my interest moved to how local farmers interact with consumers, urban settings, and the market, knowing that HK is a more globalized and financial centre comparing my hometown (Bogota-Colombia). Further more I feel that local food is really important part of hongkonese identity and I realize the ‘local’ taste must be connected in a way with this value. Therefore, Hong Kong constitutes both an interesting and challenging place to propose and rescue the good values of local agriculture e.g. mainlanders farmers and community gardens.