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57 Farm-Influenced Social Innovations

From Dairy e-Businesses to Closed Loop Plant Systems

— May 15, 2013 — Social Good
This Social Business top list of farm-influenced social innovations call on an increasingly normalized way of looking at urban life that does not necessarily work to "sacrifice" a life in the country, that is, a life with fresh air, trees, access to outdoor spaces that are safe, simple ingredients not treated with chemicals and the like.

The question becomes, however, who gets access to these farm-influenced social innovations and who does not, despite the seeming rise in a "back to the earth" type of state of mind. From dairy farm e-businesses to closed loop plant systems, many of these ventures work in both rural and urban areas and some are more people-oriented and others, more strictly focused on direct impacts to the planet strictly speaking, its ecosystems and animals.
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Farmer-Funded Fiber Companies
Farmer-Funded Fiber Companies
Alpaca United is a Textile Business Changing the Game
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56
Project-Based Employment Opportunities
Project-Based Employment Opportunities
Pathways-Shropshire Limited is a UK Social Enterprise
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55
Beneficial Beverage Companies
Beneficial Beverage Companies
Rebbl is a Social Enterprise Being Launched by Not For Sale
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54
Fair Trade Consumer Coffee Tours
Fair Trade Consumer Coffee Tours
Bean There Coffee Company Brings the Drinker to the African Field
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53
Exotic Eco-Friendly Java
Exotic Eco-Friendly Java
Cafe Etico is a Coffee Brand Supporting Human Rights in Latin America
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52
Seasonal Local Pickles
Seasonal Local Pickles
Rick's Picks is Based on the Lower East Side in Manhattan
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51
Self-Sustaining Farms
Self-Sustaining Farms
One Acre Fund Trains Local Farmers on How to Grow Crops Effectively
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50
Conscious Business Services
Conscious Business Services
Shop for Change Empowers Farmers Through Fair Trade Certification
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49
Agricultural Data Collectors
Agricultural Data Collectors
Acopio Does Necessary Work for Coffee Producers in Latin America
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48
Benevolent Beauty Supplies
Benevolent Beauty Supplies
Marula Oil by the Leakey Collection Benefits Rural Women in East Africa
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47
Remote Agriculture Broadcasts
Remote Agriculture Broadcasts
The Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio Supports Communities in Nigeria
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46
Ethically Traded Java Beans
Ethically Traded Java Beans
Growers First Coffee Buys Directly From Farming Cooperatives
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45
Urban Farm Networks
Urban Farm Networks
Fresh City is a Toronto-Based Social Enterprise
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44
Ethical Organic Java Beans
Ethical Organic Java Beans
The Stonepound Coffee Company Brings Eco-Friendly Joe to Toronto
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43
Carbon-Free Coffee Roasters
Carbon-Free Coffee Roasters
Grounds for Change Offers a Fair Trade, Organic & Shade-Grown Brew
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42
Human Development Non-Profits
Human Development Non-Profits
Dreaming Out Loud Fosters Impact-Driven Social Enterprises in DC
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41
Dairy Farming e-Businesses
Dairy Farming e-Businesses
Akashganga Creates Technologies for Cooperatives in India
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40
Social Innovation Campuses
Social Innovation Campuses
The LAB Miami Is Bringing Startup Culture to Southern Florida
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39
Cassava Beer
Cassava Beer
The SABMiller 'Eagle' is the Company's Ghanaian Brew
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38
Italian Market B Corporations
Italian Market B Corporations
Zullo's Serves Organic and Seasonal Italian Food in Chicago
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37
Sustainable Hand-Carved Sweets
Sustainable Hand-Carved Sweets
The Taza Chocolate Company Uses Eco-Friendly Growing Methods
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36
Green Java Distributors
Green Java Distributors
Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers Helps Farmers Succeed
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35
Rehabilitative Dairy Farms
Rehabilitative Dairy Farms
La Fageda Offers Employment as Well as Support for the Disabled
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34
Labor-Reducing Dairy Farms
Labor-Reducing Dairy Farms
Arohana Works in India to Reduce Dependency
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33
Venture Philanthropy Co-ops
Venture Philanthropy Co-ops
Chetna Organic Seeks to Enable Ethical Supply Chains from India
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32
Ethical Herbal Remedy Shops
Ethical Herbal Remedy Shops
Five Seed Concocts Organically Produced Lotions and Body Balms
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31
Crowdfunding Community Offshoots
Crowdfunding Community Offshoots
CSI's Catalyst is a Platform for Funding Social Projects
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30
Micro Forestry Startups
Micro Forestry Startups
KOMAZA Creates Sustainable Economic Opportunities for Farmers in Africa
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29
Holistic Food Experiences
Holistic Food Experiences
Aya Community Markets is an Organic Nourishment in Dc
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28
Holistic Farming Companies
Holistic Farming Companies
Coombe Farm Comprises of Enterprises and Business Partnerships
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27
Frothy Organic Brews
Frothy Organic Brews
Bison Brew Creates a Line of Sustainably Produced Alcohol-Infused Beers
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26
Wholesome Wildlife-Inspired Snacks
Wholesome Wildlife-Inspired Snacks
BEAR Nibbles Use Unaltered Fruit and Recyclable Packaging
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25
Edible Insect Kits
Edible Insect Kits
The Locust Farm Project Brings Nourishment and Independence to the Kenyan Needy
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24
Women-Focused Eco Programs
Women-Focused Eco Programs
Backpack Farm is an African-Based Entrepreneurship Supporter
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23
Socially Conscious Vertical Harvesting
Socially Conscious Vertical Harvesting
VHJH Introduces Efficiency & Job Opportunities
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22
Sustainable Vitamins
Sustainable Vitamins
MaMa Organic is Expanding into Herbs, Spices, Aromatherapy and Bath Products
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21
Sustainable Food Philosophies
Sustainable Food Philosophies
River Cottage is a Social and Environmental Business
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20
Local Food Deliveries
Local Food Deliveries
Mama Earth Organics Lets You Choose Weekly or Bi-Weekly Produce Baskets
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19
Organic Food Fighters
Organic Food Fighters
Stonyfield Farms' 'Be a Food Superhero' Campaign Advises Healthy Eating
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18
Malawian Cotton Tees
Malawian Cotton Tees
AFRCN APPRL Funds Sustainable Entrepreneurs in Africa
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17
Local Food-Sourced Events
Local Food-Sourced Events
Serendipity Catering Offers Seasonal Produce to Create Specialized Menus
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16
Youth Ecotherapy Retreats
Youth Ecotherapy Retreats
Jamie's Farm is an Agricultural Recovery Experience for At-Risk Kids
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15
Cruelty-Free Cosmetics
Cruelty-Free Cosmetics
Human Nature Products Offer Fair Trade Skincare Items for Men and Women
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14
Online Farming Enterprises (UPDATE)
Online Farming Enterprises (UPDATE)
MyFarm.com Allows You to Control Land Using FarmVille Tactics
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13
Organic Food Delivery Software
Organic Food Delivery Software
Bucky Box Makes It Easier for Businesses and Customers
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12
Community-Enhancing Natural Beverages (Update)
Community-Enhancing Natural Beverages (Update)
Runa Focused Energy Drinks Fund Development
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11
Ethical Pop-Up Shops
Ethical Pop-Up Shops
Divine Chocolate Hosts Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK's Covent Garden
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10
Closed Loop Plant Systems
Closed Loop Plant Systems
Aquaponics UK is a Social Enterprise Tackling Waste, Food and Energy
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9
Bike-Delivered Organic Java
Bike-Delivered Organic Java
Peace Coffee is a Fair Trade Brew Company in Minneapolis
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8
Farm Fuel Pickup Services
Farm Fuel Pickup Services
Bootstrap Compost Collects Kitchen Scraps From Homes and Cafes
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7
Fairly Traded Fashion Lines
Fairly Traded Fashion Lines
Good & Fair Clothing Uses Organic Materials and Pays Equitable Wages
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6
Organically Packaged Teas
Organically Packaged Teas
Clipper Teas Creates a Herbal Product with Unbleached Tea Bags
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5
Indian Organic Farming Promotion
Indian Organic Farming Promotion
Krishi Naturals Works with Farmers to Support Biodiversity
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4
Fair Trade Sri Lankan Toys
Fair Trade Sri Lankan Toys
'Lanka Kade' is a Family-Run Social Enterprise for Kids
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3
Ethically Sourced Cacao
Ethically Sourced Cacao
Raaka Manufactures Chocolate Using Unroasted Beans
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2
Simplified Ingredient Skin Care
Simplified Ingredient Skin Care
S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Offers Ethical and Sustainable Products
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1
Weaved Ethical Jewelry
Weaved Ethical Jewelry
Love Heals Plants Trees and Fosters Economic Development
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