Golden Sunland Singapore Pte Ltd
South West Community Development Council, Singapore
Problem Definition Despite having one of the best conditions for rice growing, the Myanmar rice sector has one of the lowest yields by global standards. This is because the Myanmar rice sector is highly fragmented, made up of smallholder farmers who grow their crops independently of each other and do not achieve economies of scale. This is further perpetuated by poor farming methods and high intermediary costs, trapping whole farming communities in a poverty cycle. Value Proposition Golden Sunland collaborates with Myanmar smallholder farmers as an aggregator, to steward and streamline the value chain, from seed, to harvest, to table. Progressive Solution Their collaboration is an inclusive model that improves yields, lowers costs and is sustainable. This improves the lives of their partner farmers and alleviates poverty within their communities. They extend the farmers’ reach by exporting and distributing the farmers' produce beyond Myanmar borders under “The Little Rice Company” brand. Golden Sunland - “Growing Rice, Growing Lives”
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