The concept was born in 2016 after several interactions with the key international stakeholders & future need identification by Juteborg. Later on, F2F™ concept shaped up being part of Project InTact by Inclusive Business Sweden (IBS) supported by Asian Development Bank Bangladesh (ADB).
Taking Jute from low value to high tech needs to meet customer requirements of certification, traceability etc.
workshop at IKEA, Dhaka
The concept further emphasized by the IBS led workshop participants from private, public, development sector.
Textile focused project InTact choose F2F™ as one of the top 2 concepts out of 66 from Bangladesh & Myanmar.
Farmer to Factory Jute Supply Chain™
During repeated interactions with the international clients, Juteborg confronted with pressing need from the end customers, therefore came across some of the key questions.
– Is Jute certified inthe value chain?
– How would we ensure there is no harm being done to the society ?
– What is the working conditions in the Jute cultivation?
– How could we ensure good working condition for example no child labour?
– How could the retting process of Jute be improved?
– How could the retting water be ensured with quality?
– How to aware the farmers about not to use artificial fertilizer unnecessarily?
– How could the energy consumption at the factory be made more efficient?
These are the valid concerns that we needed to address. Juteborg’s Swedish partner organization Inclusive Business Sweden arranged a half day workshop at IKEA headquarter in Bangladesh as part of project InTact.
There were several actors from development sectors, public private, ngo came validated the questions and the need for future. Challenges are well identified. The need of F2F™ concept got further validated.
See the detail of Project InTact in Juteborg’s partner website >>