Successful Eco-Inclusive SMEs from Ghana and Thailand Share Their SEED-Supported Journey
SEED releases a series of case study videos about green SMEs in Ghana and Thailand
At SEED, we strongly believe in the potential of local green SMEs and that their success can serve as a cornerstone for reducing carbon emissions and transitioning towards a more eco-inclusive future. SEED has been supporting numerous enterprises in Thailand and Ghana by facilitating their growth and contributions to sustainability. We are happy to present some of their successful stories that showcase our activities in Thailand and Ghana, featured in our #ThaiGreenSMEs and #GhanaGreenSMEs social media campaigns.
One of the driving forces behind our work is the SEED Thailand Hub. Active since 2018, the Hub is committed to creating favorable conditions for eco-inclusive enterprises in vital economic sectors and supporting local entrepreneurs. Here are some green SMEs from Thailand that illustrate how enterprises can be successful and contribute to sustainability in diverse fields:
- Find Folk – runner-up of the 2021 SEED Low Carbon Award – creates sustainable tourism experiences in collaboration with local communities and educates tourists about the limited use of resources, sustainability and responsible tourism. Watch the video.
- GooGreens – runner-up of the 2021 SEED Low Carbon Award – created a system of automatic easy-to-access recycled waste collection dispensers, which they use to establish better conditions and change Thai household waste management for the better. Watch the video.
- SunnyCotton – runner-up of the 2019 SEED Low Carbon Award – is producing cloth pads using locally sourced materials and production processes. Watch the video
- Yoddoi – runner-up of the 2019 SEED Low Carbon Award – sells organic single origin Arabica coffee grown in Doichang area of ChiangRai province while also providing sustainable income for local farmers. Watch the video.
Established in 2018, our SEED Ghana Hub has been instrumental in incubating and accelerating the growth of local enterprises. It has also been pivotal in promoting innovative financial instruments and policy solutions, fostering an environment conducive to green entrepreneurship. Here are some notable SEED-supported green enterprises in Ghana:
- AgriCentric Ventures – runner-up of the 2019 SEED Low Carbon Award – buys waste from local farmers, which it then uses to make a variety of high-value organic products. The products then can be sold back to the farmers to help them establish sustainable food production. Watch the video.
- Green Honey Company Limited – finalist of the 2019 SEED Low Carbon Award – helps local farmers to use beekeeping as a method of reducing chemical use, increasing crop yields and improving food quality, while also producing honey. Watch the video.
- JVL-YKMA Recycling Plant – the Winner of the 2021 SEED Low Carbon Award – recycles waste to produce compost and briquette as a soil amendment and a low-cost alternative for fuel. Watch the video.
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