Under the umbrella of the 'Sustainable entrepreneurship and food security' programme of Agency NL, triple20 successfully guided the grant application for a group of Dutch and Philippine companies to establish the PROMOBANANA project. The main goal of the project is to commercialise advanced analytical diagnostics in the Philippines to modernize the banana industry.
In cooperation with various geo-informatic and remote sensing experts our team brings UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to banana farming in the Philippines. For this end, Triple20 worked out a showcase and business concept to demonstrate the technology's rage of applications and highlight the farmer's benefits. Currently, a joint venture of local business partners is formed to offer commercial UAV farm surveying services.
We use our long-standing experience with the South East Asian banana sector to search for and bring to the market innovative plant protection products. Our team has guided several plant protection companies in the process of introducing their products to new markets in Asia.
The world's favourite fruit, bananas, faces serious threats. Two fungal diseases, Black Sigatoka and Panama Disease (TR4) challenge both commercial cultivation and small-scale farming. MusaRadix, a start-up biotechnology company with the aim to secure the global banana production by supplying farmers with disease resistant banana varieties, has contracted Triple20 to strategically develop their business and provide support for their financing strategy.
It is an astonishing fact that although the Philippines are the world's 8th biggest rice producer they are also the 4th largest importer. Closed trading systems and a weak power position of farmers keep the sector in a deadlock situation and cause an apparent yield gap. Triple20 was contracted to assess the strategic possibilities for a value chain intervention with the goal of establishing a financially and socially sustainable rice production and trading model.
Our team successfully guided a Philippine fruit exporter to obtain the first Fairtrade certified banana chain in Asia. Being a multi-stakeholder effort with cross-national character, we connected retail partners in Japan with certified farmers in the Philippines with the goal to secure better working conditions for farm workers and their communities.
Triple20 provided consultancy services to NEH group of companies, a banana producing and exporting company, to pave the way for their unique sustainability strategy. Together with the company's top- and middle management we assessed their current business processes and weighed them on a sustainability scale.