Caribbean Team Food Security

Less wasted food feeds the world better

Our idea is to use rejected produce from the binational market to generate nutritious flours, address malnutrition and avoid river pollution

Use Case

Our idea is based on the three pillars of sustainability, using each equally as a way to reduce hunger and malnutrition. Socially, we will buy the rejected products from farmers in the binational market of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, giving them another opportunity to sell their products and avoid a loss of their cultivation. Ecologically, we will avoid the contamination of the Massacre River since many farmers dump their refuse into it due to lacking money or transportation to dispose of it adequately. And economically, we will sell this product at a comfort price. It will be a complete food, so with this flour they will have everything in one meal. By using nutritious fruits like breadfruit, it will have several health benefits, and act as a complete meal within a single dish

Potential

Our project has great potential for innovation because we are using the three pillars of sustainability to contribute to zero hunger in the world. We are going to take advantage of the rejected products after a market fair to develop nutritious flour that can generate income and reduce malnutrition and hunger. Breadfruit is high in nutrients, but rarely being processed into shelf-stable Another highly innovative aspect of our project is the flour bank, which will provide food security through access to flour in case of natural disasters and other national emergencies. Furthermore, the different flour types we will formulate will contain necessary vitamins and minerals for people who suffer from a specific illness, such as anemia. and also breadfruit a forgotten and nutritious fruit

Business Case

Our business model is Canvas Our key partners will be: -Small farmers: Rejected fruits Our Key act will be production and marketing Our value proposal: Nutrition, mitigation of environmental pollution and jobs Our relationships with customers will be by -Pre: Marketing, video, wedge and RRSS as marketing -During: Customer service, information to answer their doubts -Post: Survey for recommendation and complaints Our market segment: Low income communities Key resources: -Capital: Financing -Professionals: Plant and post-harvest consultant Communication: Web, physical and shipping Cost Structure: -Taxes Labor Fixed costs -Variable Costs Plant -Post Harvest Management Sources of income: -Sale of flour -Sale of compost

Objectives:

  1. Develop different types of flour using rejected fruits to provide people with nutritious food then they can maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Help small farmers with their products rejected by increasing their income and improving their well-being.
  3. Reduction of wasted generated in the binational market avoiding the deposit of on the river to maintain a healthy environment

Team CTFS/ Caribbean Team Food Security

Limon, Costa Rica

Our Team

Waste and environmental pollution / Published December 10, 2016 by Madgscherly Senska

Waste and environmental pollution

Wasting food while other people are dying because they doesn't have what you have, it's really unfair; maybe you don't throw away with a bad intention but it have a negative impact either environmentally or socially . Some people don't waste because they have but because they doesn't have knowledge about subproduct, doesn't have the way to conserve or economic problem.
Wasting food is contamination too because where you throw that food? Everything we throw away have an negative impact environmentally. Any waste generates lixiviation while we throw away trying to have welfare but we have only one planet. Anything we throw away will have a treatment depending the country. Some country doesn't have the waste management. According to FAO (2011), wasting food represent a waste of natural resources using in production like soil, water and energy increasing greenhouse effect.
If we generate subproduct with those food we will mitigate the pollution and feed people who don't have.

Less waste food, a better world / Published October 22, 2016 by Madgscherly Senska

Less waste food, a better world

According to FAO, (2011) we waste 1.3 billion tons per year and the quantity of people suffering hungry in Haiti there are 5,7 millions and 1,3 millions in Dominican Republic from 2012 to 2016 (FAO). We think if we use that quantity we can feed people who are suffering hungry so with a good distribution of food in he world we can solve the problem, but how ? People int he world have many good ideas but how to implement them ? Strategy is so important, using our strategy we want to have an impact in those countries after that extend and adapt them in others countries in the Caribbean and then others countries in the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is elaborate a nutritious flour with rejected vegetables and fruits that have generated after the commercial activities by adding values which contain all the necessaries nutrients based on a particular food diet, and also extend their useful life and provide them to consumers.

Our Background

We are a team from three countries in the Caribbean such as Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, studying together at EARTH University in Costa Rica. Base on some of the value of studying at this noble institution have help us to be worried and caring not only the economic aspects but also about the social and environmental aspects. In which the CTFS team is willing to take on the challenge of playing a key role of the hungry level that is facing us today and the future. That why our goal is to develop this project in the board of Dominican Republic and Haiti where they have twice per week food market, however after the market is finish there's a lot of refuse products. Those products, they throw them into the river that have a big environment impact, so that's why our aim is to add value to these products and help providing a nutritious flour considering like a complete food in aid of eradicating poverty and hunger mitigating the environmental impact as waste. After the process of the products to have the subproducts we will generate remainder and sewage water so we will them in a biodigestor to generate energy for our processing plant. A plus we have in our project is an implementation of a flour bank, the idea is counteract the disaster occasioned by natural catastrophe; the Caribbean is susceptible by natural catastrophe. We want to help people eat and survive food problems

Waste and environmental pollution / Published December 10, 2016 by Madgscherly Senska

Waste and environmental pollution

Wasting food while other people are dying because they doesn't have what you have, it's really unfair; maybe you don't throw away with a bad intention but it have a negative impact either environmentally or socially . Some people don't waste because they have but because they doesn't have knowledge about subproduct, doesn't have the way to conserve or economic problem.
Wasting food is contamination too because where you throw that food? Everything we throw away have an negative impact environmentally. Any waste generates lixiviation while we throw away trying to have welfare but we have only one planet. Anything we throw away will have a treatment depending the country. Some country doesn't have the waste management. According to FAO (2011), wasting food represent a waste of natural resources using in production like soil, water and energy increasing greenhouse effect.
If we generate subproduct with those food we will mitigate the pollution and feed people who don't have.

Less waste food, a better world / Published October 22, 2016 by Madgscherly Senska

Less waste food, a better world

According to FAO, (2011) we waste 1.3 billion tons per year and the quantity of people suffering hungry in Haiti there are 5,7 millions and 1,3 millions in Dominican Republic from 2012 to 2016 (FAO). We think if we use that quantity we can feed people who are suffering hungry so with a good distribution of food in he world we can solve the problem, but how ? People int he world have many good ideas but how to implement them ? Strategy is so important, using our strategy we want to have an impact in those countries after that extend and adapt them in others countries in the Caribbean and then others countries in the world.

Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is elaborate a nutritious flour with rejected vegetables and fruits that have generated after the commercial activities by adding values which contain all the necessaries nutrients ...Read More

Our Background

We are a team from three countries in the Caribbean such as Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, studying together at EARTH University in Costa Rica. Base on some ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.