Beyond Food

Focus Area

Community Development

Short Description

We aim to create a platform for the general public to learn more about food sustainability and build relationship with local community in order to raise awareness on food issues like food waste, sustainable food choices and healthy eating habit.

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Voting end : 30.06.2018

The Project

Project Owner

Beh Kai Ying

Location

Kualalumpur

Problem

There are a lot of issues revolving on food especially when it comes to sustainability. A change of habit is required, however there is a lack of awareness and accessibility on this. Public tend to go for industrial production over farmer for fresh goods and multi-chain franchises over local food stalls for ready-made food. There is lack of choices on local-made and healthy food with a low cost. In the end, the choices of our food has an impact not only on community but also on environment. Besides, underserved communities who run a food business do not have a proper place to conduct testings for the products.

Solution

We are curating a platform that host events in a monthly basis to highlight on different topic of food revolving on food sustainability. We will be covering food waste, food with community empowerment and healthy food.

The format of events will vary from month to month, including food challenge, forum, cooking classes, farmer market or community canteen. We will be including perspective and involvement from different entity including non-government organizations, social enterprises, or local communities. We also aim to empower more underserved communities who are running food business in term of market access. The monthly event is a great occasion to gather like-minded people to offer or receive different kind of resources and connections.

Target Beneficiary

-For local farmer to increase market access
-For underserved communities who run small scale food business to market and showcase their food product and test out their business idea
-For general public to be more aware and have access to low cost and healthy food

Impact Parameters

-number of farmers involved
-number of under served communities involved
-number of general public that attend the event
-traction of each food/ farmer stall

Project Endorsement

Supporter

-Grub Cycle
-Eat, Roots and Shoots
-The Lost Food Project

Project Needs

Type of help needed

Funding

Project Cost

RM 3000

Describe Needs

Cost for project as below:

DescriptionPrice/Unit (RM)QuantityAmount (RM)
Manpower 55002500
Marketing1300300
Logistic 1200200 
Total cost3000

Milestone

May & June: start sourcing collaborators and kitchen
July to December: 6 markets, each month with different theme

Voting start date: 21/06/2018

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