What solution(s) does your initiative address to help emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and thrive in underserved communities? (select all applicable)
Access to financing, Access to talent, Access to supply chains, Access to technology, Access to economic opportunity, Policy change/advocacy.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
The immediate impact of organic village model is rural food security, how the rural families (particularly the poorest) have healthy and safe food stock.
The model also served as feasible sustainable village enterprise, which will develop rural economy, and in turn open
job opportunity. Particularly important is regeneration of farmers among village youth, resulting in creative young farmers. This will reverse the current trend where unemployment rate is high, young people are moving to the urban
areas only to find low wage position, and the village is deserted, as more and more villagers sell their productive land.
In the long run, the model will improve environment condition, as less and less chemicals are applied in crop production, and household waste is better managed. With wide replication of this model, organic production scale would increase, resulting in affordability and availability to serve wider population.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
more village will implement this model, supported by policy on village or even district level.
go-organic won't be an exclusive movement of the upper class, but also the lower socio-economic class.
overall village condition will improve as the villagers eat healthy, increase welfare, and turn to environmentally friendly means of crop production.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
The major challenges are competitors, capital, human resources - field staff and trainer for new communities.
Brenjonk's strategy to compete against large corporates is to organize end user (e.g. school, health centre, hotel, small retailers, and household consumers).
Financially, we apply an agreement with community members to buy the product on monthly basis - to help create steady cashflow. We also actively seek for other funding opportunities, such as grants.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Increased number of local consumer of organic products
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Organic village becomes eco-tourism reference and learning center for practical, easy, and cost-effective organic production