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Switch To Green (STG)


Switch To Green is a private-sector led, cross-regional plant-based food system initiative aiming to connect the supply chain gaps while advancing small-holder farmers.

It aims to bridge the supply chain gaps between developing countries where millions of small-holder farmers (e.g. peas and pulses) are facing limited market access and developed countries where sophisticated plant-based food manufacturers are facing raw material shortage.

By bridging the gaps through technological interventions and collaborations, the initiative intends to promote resource-efficient, circular practices, cross-regional economic growth and increased consumption of plant-based diets.


  • Type: Initiative

  • Duration: N/A

  • Zone of Influence: Pulses producing regions in Myanmar

  • Total Budget: N/A


Description of the Initiative


By 2030, plant-based meat industry alone will require 10X (900 %) the projected global supply of enriched form of pea protein and 34% of pea production overall, assuming current yields. (Plant-based Meat, Anticipating 2030 Production Requirement, The Good Food Institute, 2021). The biggest bottlenecks are the processing facilities. At the same time, millions of small-holder farmers in developing countries such as Myanmar, the second largest exporter and the third largest producer of pulses in the world, are facing limited market access and suffering price fluctuations to low-price markets.


Switch To Green is a private-sector led, cross-regional plant-based food system initiative aiming to connect the supply chain gaps while advancing small-holder farmers.

It aims to bridge the supply chain gaps between developing countries where millions of small-holder farmers (e.g. peas and pulses) are facing limited market access and developed countries where sophisticated plant-based food manufacturers are facing raw material shortage.

By bridging the gaps through technological interventions and collaborations, the initiative intends to promote resource-efficient, circular practices, cross-regional economic growth and increased consumption of plant-based diets.



 

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