“Let us work in partnerships between rich and poor to improve the opportunities of all human beings to build better lives.” — Kofi Annan
FedWell Foods is a company with a purpose that is working hard today to help farmers in impoverished areas to grow crops tomorrow, for both themselves, as well as those in need around the globe.
In Myanmar, FedWell is already seeing major impact in the lives of the poor and marginalized. Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar has many neighbours, being bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos, and Thailand. The people of Myanmar do suffer in poverty, being one of the most poor in the world. Yet, they do posses amazing farmland and a climate well suited for growing crops.
And that is the key to FedWell’s strategy.
Our main focus as a business is to equip and empower the local farmers to feed the poor and hungry in their own area, as well to create packaged meals to ship to other needy regions. Zaw Khin Myo manages our farm-testing center where the farmers are taught modern farming practices. At our testing center, he grows a variety of crops, including sweet potatoes and millet. This year, he was overjoyed (as were we!) to see that the right tools and methods resulted in the crop yield increasing seven fold!
In Myanmar, 37% of the population are affected by stunted growth and development. Over 40% of children have anemia. Yet, the addition of millet, lentils, and chickpeas can provide all the necessary amino acids that promote optimal growing conditions in children! That means that the depth of impact for farmers diversifying their crops and increasing the productivity of their fields is far reaching. Healthy food production means lowering these stunted growth statistics. Malnourished children not only need food, but the right food.
FedWell is passionate about making sure the right crops are planted with the right methods to create the greatest yield.