Towards Sustainability: Saving The Environment 1 Farmer At A Time
During the lockdown due to Covid-19, There are many rural farmers were unable to sell their crops at a reasonable price.
Rural farmers plant at far rural sites and do not have any transportation hence they can only rely on middlemen to sell their crops and earn a low margin. The livelihood of approximately 26.7% of the world population is dependent on farming activities!
After hearing about this plight, we were motivated to lend a helping hand and bought whatever products harvested at a higher price compared to the price sold to a middleman. Although the amount may not be much to most of us, it was the difference between putting food on the table and starving.
All of them are now included in our Farmer Adoption Project and they no longer have to struggle to find a platform to sell their crops.
- Improve rural farmer’s livelihood through education on sustainable farming and helping them to market their produces.
- Manage biodegradable waste to avoid improper degradation which would bring negative impact to the environment.
- To benefit 125 farmers and increase their income to RM1,800 per month in the next 12 months.