GO Organics’ mission is “Grow Food • Grow Peace“.
To achieve the mission, having a sustainable food production ecosystem is very important.
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) (see below) often view as a global macro undertaking only achievable by the government of each nations. However, GO Organics believes that by creating a global socially inclusive organic industry, we can address all these 17 goals at a micro level within one single industry, ie. the organic agriculture industry.
Being a social/impact enterprise, GO Organics’ activities not only focus on addressing all the 17 goals of the United Nations’ SDG but also create a partnership network (SDG 17) between private sectors, governments, NGOs and academic institutions.
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
1: No poverty
2: Zero hunger
3: Good health and well-being for people
4: Quality education
5: Gender equality
6: Clean water and sanitation
7: Affordable and clean energy
8: Decent work and economic growth
9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
10: Reducing inequalities
11: Sustainable cities and communities
12: Responsible consumption and production
13: Climate action
14: Life below water
15: Life on land
16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
17: Partnerships for the goals
1. Working with smallholder farmers
There are close to 500 millions smallholder farmers in the work. Most of them are under poverty. But working with these smallholder farmers, we aim to increase their standard of living by bringing them into the growing organic product market place.
2. Channelling unmarketable organic produce to the under-privileged
Fresh produce are perishable and urban consumers are very demanding to the quality of their consumption. For produce which may not be possible to market, we channel these still safe to eat product to the under-privileged.
3. Promote organic food consumption and lifestyle
By promoting good quality consumption of organic product and lifestyle, we promote good health and well-being.
4. Practical workshop and training
Quality education should not only be restricted to academia studies. Hands-on practical workshop and training are more fundamental to smallholder farmers
5. Female play an important role in household farm worldwide
Majority of the household farms worldwide are run by female and are the pillars for generating household income within every farming communities.
6. Improve standard of living at farm level
By improving the standard of living through the selling of sustainably produce organic produce, proper facilities can be installed providing clean water and sanitation.
7. Technology dissemination
By partnering with both private companies and research institutions, we are able to introduce applicable technologies to the field making energy used in these communities both affordable and clean.
8. Providing a decent working environment to all our employees
By creating a sustainable operation, we ensure all our employees are working under a decent working environment and with the ability to scale our operation up to a global trading network, we facilitate sustainable economic growth.
9. Invest in Internet of Things (IOT)
By investing in improving our production process through technologies and in facilitate circular economy in the production process such as facilitate food waste back to the soil, we improve the industry and our infrastructure through innovations.
10. Focus on human resources development
Irrespective of age, social background, ethnic background, gender etc, every individual will be able to contribute goodness to the enterprise. A sound human resources policy/management culture based on meritocracy will ensure and reduce inequalities.
11. Promoting organic agriculture
Organic agriculture in urban cities and communities promote sustainability.
12. Product marketing and design
Being an enterprise with social mission, we promote community caring, responsible consumption and production. This differentiate our product from other commercial products.
13. Carbon sequestration
Reduce the use of synthetic farm inputs and encourage crop rotations, by itself organic agriculture combat climate action.
14/15. Principles of Organic Agriculture
The principles of organic agriculture are health, ecology, fairness and care. The production process takes consideration of both life on land and below the water.
16. Building a peace-building platform
The mission of GO Organics is “Empowering Regenerative Agriculture + Peace”. The platform we built are for sustainable peace building.
17. Facilitating global partnership
By collaborating between private companies, governments, research institutions and different non-government organisations, we facilitate interactive collaboration in achieving all the sustainable development goals.