A Business Collective

THE story began at about 12 to 15 thousand years ago – before the Neolithic Revolution. Early humans, predominantly hunter-gatherers at that time, gradually learned the benefits of working together beyond kinship – in shared communities that structurally distribute and organize foraged resources such as food. The increased affluence provided the time and space for some to inquire the old ways, improve ongoing methods, conceive new tools, and specialize. Fishing nets and harpoons were invented. Forest gardening took place. Then agriculture happened.

Human decisions have always been driven on needs, and we uniquely, instinctively, and perhaps most importantly, empathize with the needs of others, thus the organic desire to collaborate. 

For entrepreneurs today, this means revisiting the ingenuity of human collaboration, and collectively incentivizing business practices that embrace a true circular economy.

Erica Simone & Jaci Berkopec

Fair trade: Incorporating smallholder wellbeing into the value chain

Roots is the new branding and retail front of Kebun Kota, and is currently operated independently by a team of dynamic woman entrepreneurs in Malaysia. Through e-commerce and local community engagement, Roots promotes and aims to mainstream sustainable living concepts and practices by giving the public access to affordable, healthy, ethical, and natural products.

" The best way to predict the future is to design it. "
Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
Late U.S. inventor-slash-architect, or he who inspired the C60 'soccer' buckyball


The above reads ‘sa-bai-dee‘, commonly spoken as a greeting among locals and travelers alike, in Laos.

Radtanaphon Farm

Located in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO Heritage Site in central Laos, Radtanaphon is currently a five-hectare moringa and sacha inchi farm. Championed on sustainable and fair trade principles by experienced local farmers and entrepreneurs, Radtanaphon Farm lies at the heart of this regional (ASEAN) partnership.

Radtanaphon community space will open in 2019. #LuangPrabang

Academia-industry linkage

Knowledge is power. Our long and committed partnership with local and national academic institutions, particularly Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Politeknik Sultan Ahmad Shah (POLISAS) are the cornerstone that links ground-up innovations on sustainable agritech from the youth to commercial and entrepreneurial success.

Sustainability through biotechnology

We strive primarily, and fundamentally on water and food. On the frontline of climate change, water and food securities inevitably become the primary nexus to our very survival. As such, our partnership with BioKind, a UK-based startup that develops sustainable protein feed from agricultural wastes allows us to always remain relevant in the practice of sustainable food production.


Curious? We'd love to discuss 🙂