I am looking for funding to set up Urban Harvest. Urban Harvest is an enabler for everyone to be part of the sustainable food movement. It will be adopting the vertical farming practice, i would say 90% of the crops will be using vertical farming practice. Urban Farming provides an opportunity for the public who want to be part of the sustainable food movement by using lesser resources such as land,water and increase the safety and quality of food. Over the years, statistic shows that there is a incremental decrease in the use of land on food crops. On the other hand, increase in utilizing land for industrial crops, due to a higher yield. The GDP contribute by Agriculture drop significant from 30.8% (1970) to 8.2% (2005). With the increasing in the population in Malaysia, sooner we will face scarcity. So it is time to ask how can we improve. Importing is not the only alternative, We can be self sustain maybe later Urban Harvest can be an alternative for export industry. At Urban Harvest, I believe that it is a responsibility to ensure the sustainability of the food. This enterprise is a profit driven enterprise until it breakeven based on the investment amount.
The funding will be used to kickstart the operation such as :
1) Equipment and setup
2)Preparation such as the seeds, soils, and drainage system.
3)5 months rentals ( budget at 1000 usd per month) including water, and electricity
4) Logistic Preparation
5) Developer to develop front-end and back end
6) 4 employee (operation x2, admin x1, supervisor x1)
During the initial phase, Urban Harvest will required to emphasized on the items 1,2,3. This is extremely crucial for this project to kick off.
The key success factors of this project are:
2) Create employment in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
3) Increase awareness and appreciation toward food
For those who place their fund to support this idea,I sincerely thank you for your support and donation.Please drop me an email [email protected], I would like to thank you personally.
If you would like to know more about the Urban Harvest, please do drop me an email mentioned above.
Thank you again