RESTORE OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH,
AND OUR CLIMATE
What is Zero Foodprint Asia?
Zero Foodprint Asia (ZFPA) is a registered charitable organization in Hong Kong (IR No. 91/18167) mobilizing the food world around agricultural climate solutions. ZFPA hosts a crowdfunding program that gathers funds from member food businesses such as restaurants, cafes, bars and food retailers. Members pledge 1% of every restaurant purchase to ZFPA to fund regenerative farming practices that restore soil health, grow better food and draw down carbon from the atmosphere to help combat global warming.
Check out our first annual report here
So how do we do this?
Here’s the deal. Industrial agriculture is subsidized; regenerative agriculture is not.
To even things out, ZFPA partners collect a few dollars per meal which adds up to make renewable farming possible. Think of it as crowd-funded grants to farmers for the carbon-storing benefits of growing better food.
Restaurants / F&B retailers (partners) add a 1% surcharge on customer's bills or increase their selling prices.
Partners contribute the additional 1% to ZFPA's Restore Funds.
The funds will be granted to regional farms (assessed and verified by the ZFPA advisory board) to aid them in transitioning to regenerative agricultural practices/carbon farming.
Local scientists and conservation experts to oversee and manage implementation.
Carbon Neutrality Program/ Life-Cycle Assessment
Both pathways contribute to large-scale reform by creating acres of healthy soil and removing shit tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere. The Carbon Neutrality/LCA Program additionally equips food businesses with the tools to become increasingly aware of their environmental impact and create sustainable change for future operations. For more info behind the science, visit: zerofoodprint.org
Members will examine the environmental impact of their operations, including products from raw material to used item.
Receive in-depth reporting with recommendations and actionable insights for reducing emissions
Membership dues will be calculated in relation to businesses operational emissions
Dues will be pledged to ZFPA's Restore Funds
Join our mission!
As F&B operators ourselves, we know a strong food community can influence consumer choices, which in turn puts pressure to demand for more transparency in the supply chain, and ultimately, enable policymakers to pass agricultural and food legislation that works for both human and planetary health.
With ZFPA, our program allows 1% of every purchase on your bill to pledge towards healthy soil building practices on farms that can draw down tonnes of harmful CO2 from the atmosphere. Yep. The kind that's causing global warming.
And here's the honest truth - climate change doesn't wait.
The Zero Foodprint model gives every one of us in the food biz the power to participate in climate action AND eat better food while we do it.
None of us can solve this crisis on our own, but tiny contributions crowdfunded by a large group of people can help to set the trajectory for a renewable food future that honours farmers not only as producers but as stewards for our planet.