Fargreen is a social enterprise working with a purpose of building prosperous and sustainable farming communities in rural Vietnam and around the world where no such environmental damaging practices like open burning of straw exist, and no farmer is left behind in poverty for choosing to stay with their land.
Fargreen creates a network of Vietnamese farmers to produce high quality, environmentally friendly and socially responsible edible mushrooms and other agriculture products for local and international markets.
Fargreen was founded by a Vietnamese native Trang Tran, also Fargreen’s current CEO. Trang grew up seeing ill effects of this open rice straw burning practice on the environment and the farming community’s health.
Inspired to use business as a tool to eliminate the practice of rice straw burning in a way that is sustainable and beneficial to the environment as well as the local rural community, Trang started Fargreen, first as a project for her MBA at Colorado State University. Fargreen now has the headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam and farms across Northern Vietnam.