Explain your idea in details:
Objective: Assist micro,small scale and medium enterprise equally to have standard operation, analysis and regulated process parameters. To design and strengthen efficient process in establishing food and agribusiness enterprise. To establish food safety program, product improvement and other studies to accommodate approval of product and process of food and agribusiness. Innovative Approaches: Conduct food analysis align to food standard to assist micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) such as physical, chemical, microbiological, packaging, calibration and shelf life analysis, where in MSME can drop anytime there sample. Provide consultation and customer services in recipe/formula development, packaging and raw material improvement thru food technology principles. Provide standard documentation needed for Government approval and certification of products. Provide training for food safety, GMP, HACCP and sensory evaluation. In the long run, create a online application for easy access.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Target: For Micro, small and medium enterprises centered in food and agribusiness product, to have a strong and effective technical foundation needed to sustain there business. To create one laboratory where every enterprises who lacks the idea and facility to conduct there analysis. To provide equal opportunity for MSME's to scale up there business standard and operations. Measure to evaluate success: To fully establish and operate a consultation-laboratory facility. Conduct a survey comparing the services provided by Food Planner to the MSME's it worked with versus MSME's who haven't worked with Food Planner. Determine the number of MSME's who access in the services of Food Planner.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Business Model: It is a service provider with consultation activities to anchor and assist micro, small and medium food enterprises . Value Proposition: Convenience, standard and regulated process and parameters. Customize with certified analysis and standard documentation Customer Segment: Business to Business approach: Food and agribusiness micro, small and medium enterprises. Revenue Streams: Fixed Pricing: Volume dependent. Mostly asset sale method. Financing Source: Government sponsor, bank loans. Collaborators: Local government unit, Department unit like Food and Drug Authority, Department of Trade and Industry, Agriculture , Science and Technology.
Age: 26. Background: I am from Philippines. I am currently studying in Masters of Business Administration degree at AIT School of Management (Thailand) which produce strong perspective in Operations Management, Marketing, Strategic and Finance. Graduated under the program of BS Food Technology in the University of the Philippines, mold my in-depth knowledge in the field of food science and technology, agriculture studies especially crop and animal science. I have been trained to an extensive range of subjects from chemistry, microbiology, food sensory method, food processing, engineering, and safety. As a R&D specialist, I actively identify and evaluate modern technologies (process, ingredients, and packaging) to solve product quality problems, to improve efficiency, cost savings and remove key barriers. Outside corporate duties, I become part time R&D/ Quality Assurance consultant of a small scale social entrepreneurial business - Food for Thought, Inc. We help mushroom and cassava farmers by creating gourmet chips or snacks from their raw material. Being part of that social food business, give me an insight that there are a lot of small scale food enterprise with potential and distinctive food products/ services that lost the opportunity for market dominance because they lack the support not just in technical process and product development but also sustainable business analysis in marketing, sales and distribution. To create more an impact, last 2016, we join a competition about Mobility organized by IMPACT HUB-Manila a network of collaborators and one of the logistic company in the Philippines, the LBC. In this competition, we propose Food Planner, concept is centered in offering and preparing ready to use (pre-cut, pre-peeled, pre-minced) vegetables for fast food restaurant or food manufacturing. Our aim was to create direct market for farmers by cutting middlemen or other market intermediaries involve in purchasing agricultural crops.