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Future Fresh co-founders Earl Patrick Lim and Derya Tanghe did not start in agriculture. For these entrepreneurs, who hailed from IT and finance, respectively, the Philippine food supply chain was a long-standing problem – one that became even more glaring over multiple lockdowns this past year.
In your typical farm-to-household chain, fresh produce changes hands maybe 13, 15 times. When we think about food safety, having less people touching your food is probably a better thing.
Earl Patrick Lim, co-founder of Future Fresh
As Future Fresh starts to scale up with the opening of its second farm in Manila, so does the urban farming industry at large. Aside from new entrants popping into the market, even chefs and restaurants are collaborating with Future Fresh to certify the quality of their produce.
With the innovations that indoor farming has to offer, producers will be able to grow otherwise regional and seasonal goods in their own backyard, so to speak. This in turn will curb the need for imports, and empower Philippine agriculture as a whole.
Future Fresh predicts that other countries will soon be the ones importing Filipino-grown produce.
In this episode, co-founders Earl Patrick Lim and Derya Tanghe show us how indoor farming can solve food security and bolster our agrarian economy.
You can also order fresh produce directly from their website.
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