Agribusiness

Designing for rural people in Myanmar - TEDxInyaLake

Design can help rural Myanmar

The opening of Myanmar enables businesses, NGOs and social enterprises to venture further in the country and tackle challenges of rural areas as well as of cities. In the countryside, a social enterprise is applying cutting-edge design principles to alleviate difficulties of farmers and rural inhabitants. Continue reading

Vertical farms in Singapore

Vertical farming in Singapore

With very little land available for agriculture, Singapore is importing most of its food. To relieve this dependence, new techniques now enable the local production of vegetables through vertical farms. Thanks to this innovative system, Singaporeans enjoy “home-grown”, environment-friendly and fresher green products. Continue reading

Home-made food distribution in Malaysia

Home-made food distribution success from Malaysia

Getting sold in a supermarket is a big step forward for food or other B2C products manufacturers. Scaling up the production without loosing quality and developing the right marketing, brand, promotion and distribution channels, will however be determining factors in the ultimate commercial success. Continue reading

Fashionable bags made of rattan

New uses of rattan bring hope to Indonesian forests

Rattan is a vine that grows upon large trees in the rainforests of Indonesia. Traditionally used as a woven material for daily life objects and handicraft, it is now also utilized to create socially responsible modern products. These new applications help preserve the rainforests and local communities livelihoods in Indonesia. Continue reading

Asia food processing

Overview of the food processing industry in Asia

Food consumption in Asia is growing fast, pulled by a growing population, rising incomes and strong urbanization. In its series of reports on dynamic industries of Asia, the Economist Intelligence Unit brings an overview of the challenges and opportunities for companies involved in processing and distribution of food in Asia. Continue reading