With the goal to accelerate the activity of solving social issues in Asia, Cross Fields now cooperates with partner organizations on new projects to support their activities through creating new partnership across sectors and borders.
Promoting Organic Agricultural Practices across Asia
Since 2017, Cross Fields brought together three social enterprises with the common theme of “organic agriculture”: SAKA NO TOCHU (Japan), Good Food Community (Philippines) and Fargreen., JSC (Vietnam). Through the two-year project, the social enterprises visited each country and met with different stakeholders to learn best practices as well as to discuss how to address similar challenges they all face.
Moreover, they had the opportunity to share their their journey and future visions. In the end, they each produced deliverables, all with the goal to promote organic agriculture in their own country and Asia.
*This project was made possible by the Toyota Foundation International Grant Program.
Field visits to Japan, Philippines, Vietnam to share their knowledge and experiences
Strengthening partnership between key players across borders
Greeneration Indonesia (GI), a social enterprise that tackles the environmental issue in Indonesia, visited Japan in June, 2016. Cross Fields invited the CEO of GI, Mr. Mohamad Bijaksana Junerosano as a guest lecturer for our Social Business Creating Workshop. Upon Mr. Junerosano's request, Cross fields arranged study tour to hold discussions with organizations ranging from social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, corporates and ministry in Osaka, Tokushima and Tokyo in order to learn about the waste and environmental issues in Japan, and the eco-system for solutions. Through there engagements, we supported the realization and strengthening of the partnership between organizations tackling similar issues in two countries.
Voice of Participants
Mr. Mohamad Bijaksana Junerosano CEO of Greeneration Indonesia
What we discovered in Japan not only gave us ideas for our organization’s strategy, it was an opportunity to indicate ways of private-public collaboration.
GI meeting key organizations specialized in waste management and speaking at our event.
Building Inclusive and Sustainable Society in Japan and Indonesia
Cross Fields is cooperating with Saujana Indonesia, a social enterprise that promotes employment of Person with Disabilities (PWDs), to reinforce an inclusive society by publishing a practical guideline for Indonesian corporates on employing PWDs. To gain new insights for the project, we have involvement of Future Dream Achievement, a nonprofit organization supporting those with difficulty finding work including PWDs, and Mr. Soya Mori, the senior researcher at Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO. Moreover, for mutual learning and exchange of ideas on good practices in two countries, we coordinate study trips for both sides in Japan and Indonesia.
※This project is made possible by the grant from the Toyota Foundation.
Voice of Participants
Mr. Muhammad Rubby Emir Fahriza Founder & Executive Director at Saujana Indonesia
The visit to Japan gave us new ideas including feasible approaches for creating inclusive work environment for PWDs, which we’d like to share in the guideline.
Indonesian team on a study trip to organizations in Japan to gain new insights in 2017