Sustainable small business awards at UN "tremendously empowering"

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Arab Hoballah, executive director of SEED (left) and Geoff Green, founder of Green Acre Living. Photo: UN Radio, Matt Wells.

Winning one of the prestigious UN-backed SEED awards, which highlight some of the most entrepreneurial and sustainable small businesses in Africa and beyond, is "tremendously empowering".

That's according to Geoff Green, founder of the South African firm, Green Acre Living, which promotes micro-enterprises focused on biodiversity and indigenous foods.

He was speaking at UN Headquarters, where he was taking part in the UN High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals, as a 2016 SEED award winner.

SEED is a global partnership founded by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Development Programme (UNDP).

This year's 15 winning enterprises from Africa, were announced this week, out of more than 300 applicants.

Mr Green sat down with Matt Wells, together with SEED's Executive Director, Arab Hoballah.

Duration: 8'05"

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