Our Vision – Food From Thin Air, Inc. operates at the nexus of climate change and poverty alleviation. We work to reduce the carbon footprint of households caught in the poverty trap (earning about US$1/day) by creating livelihoods that provide clean energy replacements for traditional cooking fuels.
Our Carbon Unit – FFTA will work to reduce the carbon footprint of poverty in areas where households caught in the poverty trap uses firewood from mangroves and forests. Our carbon reduction unit is unique. Each unit represents 1 ton of carbon emission reduction. The reduction is achieved by saving carbon sinks, nature’s storage mechanism, by creating livelihoods that provide clean energy replacement cooking fuels. Our carbon unit is also quantified and verified by independent and accredited third parties to ensure quality and quantity of the carbon unity.
Our Projects - FFTA will design and implement projects where the provision of replacement cooking fuels is part and parcel of the livelihood to be introduced. These replacement fuels will be provided through small scale equipment such as digestors for biogas, cookstoves and distilleries for ethanol, garbage or waste to energy equipment for methane and electricity and others. FFTA will identify and provide low technology solutions and will select equipment that can be locally manufactured or fabricated.
Our Direct Impact - FFTA will have a substantive impact on the environment. The company will design carbon reduction projects that can be implemented within a country or region. These projects will then be scaled and replicated throughout that country or region. FFTA starts with a program design and pilot project. Upon successful implementation, FFTA will replicate the same project within the country. FFTA will then replicate projects in different countries with similar economic and natural conditions. As these projects are implemented, FFTA aims to contribute substantively to the solutions to climate change
Our Indirect Impacts - FFTA's projects will have broad socio-economic impacts. Our projects will produce livelihoods, increase food supply (both by agriculture and by preserving the habitats of fish and marine life), build organizational capacity in our project areas, and build up supply chains for the livelihoods created.