The Rose Foundation and its partners are working with community organisations and family units to transfer food technology to entire communities. The Beyond Borders Living Product Expo will feature innovative ways in which communities are using pigeon peas, sweet potato and watermelon to create agro-processing opportunities.
The Beyond Borders programme was developed in 2010 through a partnership between BP Trinidad and Tobago, The Rose Foundation and the Ministry of National Security through its Citizen Security Programme. The programme provides organizational development skills in Beetham Gardens, Farm Road (St. Joseph), Mt. D’or, Covigne and Embacadere. Since the start of the training initiative in 2010, 35 organisations have been formed across the five communities, resulting in community-based business initiatives in the areas of bottled water, construction, graphic arts, transportation and catering.