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Glow and grow By Acumen Excellence

We aspire to use solid waste as a resource for organic farming by educating our communities on 4R strategy for solid waste management

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Acumen Excellence is a registered consulting organisation from Islamabad, Pakistan.

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

We are a small team of 20 people. All are employees of Acumen Excellence and we are just starting off from the December, 2019 for Glow and grow project.

Website of Legally Registered Entity

not yet

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • Just beginning now

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Islamabad City, Pakistan

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

We want to work in 12 cities of Pakistan and aspiring to create 6 urban and 6 rural models.

What country is your selected Place located in?

Islamabad and Pakistan

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Its my native homeland, Islamabad, Pakistan. I wanted to make a difference in my city by making and clean and green. I always thought that it is a social initiative for betterment of environment in my city but very soon I realised that translating environment in to economics is the future of sustainable development. I want to do this work socially, morally and economically to solve the issues of dirt, dermin and disease in my cities and also earning my living through organic farming.

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

The effects of the diet on the health of the people.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Environment friendly farming, by using solid waste as a manure and reducing carbon footprint for transportation of vegetables and plants to the market

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

Scattered waste and dumping of waste here and there is creating lot of problem adding to diseases and pathetic environmental conditions. If waste can be recycled and used as a resource it would be a win win in cleaning the city and providing organic produce to the local markets.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

Local environmental conditions will improve adding to better health and living conditions of the locality

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

Education and awareness campaign to use for 4 Rs i.e. Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle the solid waste will be developed for communities. This will improve the overall environment, organic diet, local price of local produce will be low on pocket, it will be chemical free diet, people will keep there environment clean, and a good model will add to better policy in future.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Facebook


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Dearest Jun Suto,
Hi Greetings from Pakistan, thankyou so much for your kind message. I am developing my idea into a business and going through some challenges as waste management is not a practice in my country. But I am very hopeful that with advocacy and awareness campaigns I will be able to contribute my bit. I am very curious to learn about the 5S pillars.
Please enlighten me!

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