Communeating

Food Shared Is Food Planted

A food production, nutrition education and food sharing platform to sustain agriculture, curb food wastage and foster social relationships.

Use Case

Users get signed up on the Communeating platform on various categories pertaining to their areas of interest, careers or circles of influence e.g. (Food Enthusiasts/Foodies, Agriculturists/Food Producers/Farmers, Restaurant Owners/Chefs/Local Food Shops, Nutritionists/Dieticians/Food Tech Professionals) in a bid to integrate public and private resources, including local businesses to relieve hunger in communities. The platform adopts 5 carefully thought out systems to tackle the global hunger problem. These systems are namely; UniFarm, RecoFood, Farmart, Nutrication and Grubbank. The Communeating users get to volunteer in quarterly cycles per year to make Communeating events a success through the above systems.

Potential

Communeating aims to enhance local food production, preservation, distribution and sustenance. While impacting on social relationships via the forum and outreaches. UniFarm - a distinct and sustained farming unit set up for the food security of local consumers from locally grown foods. RecoFood – a collection and distribution system of excess wholesome foods instead of being thrown away to be delivered to vulnerable groups in a community. Farmart - a mobile market set up for local farmers and growers to sell their produce directly to the public. Nutrication – a nutrition education programme to scale up nutrition awareness for healthy eating even on a low budget. Grubbank – an inventory of crowdsourced foods from local donors, for basic provisions of non-perishable items to those in need.

Business Case

In the various systems provided on our Communeating platform, we plan to charge vendors and providers. UniFarmers will get agricultural extension and resources to set up a small-scale farm of choice. Also for Investors, they are able to invest in these systems and own percentage shares or to fund an agribusiness for residual income. Communeating will also enable UniFarmers to sell their produce directly on the platform via biddings or presale orders on Farmart, and provides logistic support to farmers and consumers through RecoFood. UniFarmers pay fees for the UniFarm setup and timely maintenance. Food Enthusiasts pay fees to get Nutrication and fresh farm produce delivered monthly through RecoFood. Grubbank is set to be a key food storage, outreach and export unit in the long term.

Objectives:

  1. Solves inadequate access to organic fresh farm produce and makes lighter the cost of food logistics from farm to market to consumers.
  2. Creates room for competitive prices of basic food items and reduces consumption of food like products in place of REAL healthy foods.
  3. Puts forward sustainable agriculture as the solution for food security, financial stability, better health and economic development.

Team Communeating

Lagos, Nigeria

Our Team

Communeating for the TFF Challenge 2018 / Published May 7, 2018 by Collins Akanno

Communeating for the TFF Challenge 2018

We intend to setup a community food security initiative set to enhance local food production, preservation, distribution and sustenance. While impacting on social relationships via the forum and outreaches.

This is because...
According to Huffington Post, we are now 7.2 billion people in the world.

There’s an expected increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and so, we will reach 9.1 billion by 2050, 34 percent higher than today. It has also been estimated that nearly all this population increase will occur in developing countries.

Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that doubling food production in the developing world will require an average annual net investment of $83 billion dollars, including technical and economic advice to governments on policies and legislation that influence public and private investments and capacity development to design strategies aligned with national priorities.

Agricultural production will need to increase, and along with it, the greenhouse gas emissions from crop and livestock, as well as from forestry, fisheries and land use will increase their impact on the environment and on climate change.

In parallel, and according to the State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 report, the total number of hungry people in the world is of 805 million people. One in every nine people on Earth goes to bed hungry every night. Obesity is the other flip side of the coin. Both hunger and obesity are symptoms of poverty. The scarcity of healthy options in low-income neighbourhoods in developed countries and the decreased purchasing power make people opt for an unhealthy and cheap processed food rather than seasonal and local fruit and vegetables.

The challenge here is — according to José Graziano da Silva, FAO’s Director-General is “to feed the world population using less land, water and energy, supporting a widespread, globe-spanning transition to sustainable farming systems and land management practices.” He also stresses the importance of achieving greater efficiencies in the use of natural resources, in particular, water, energy and land-including food waste, to protect biodiversity and the ecosystem.

What do you guys think is a way forward? We want to make a solid pitch!

Our Mission

Communeating is poised to be a food cultivating, nutrition awareness platform and food sharing experience that aims to promote sustainable agriculture, curb food wastage, extend nutrition intervention and foster social relationships as food always breaks the ice amongst people. When we increase the value of the science of food and its production and distribution we have a good shot at fostering food and nutrition security as we strengthen social relationships amongst people. Join us!

Our Background

We're a team of foodies; human nutritionists, a soil/environmental scientist, an economist, and an accountant. A community able to feed its children is in a healthier state of development compared to one which cannot. Yet, you'd find that people still waste food in their little quota. Worse still, most are not nutritionally aware. We believe that “the state of nutrition of a people is determined by what the people do and not by what they get”. So, COMMUNEATING - Food Shared is Food Planted.

Communeating for the TFF Challenge 2018 / Published May 7, 2018 by Collins Akanno

Communeating for the TFF Challenge 2018

We intend to setup a community food security initiative set to enhance local food production, preservation, distribution and sustenance. While impacting on social relationships via the forum and outreaches.

This is because...
According to Huffington Post, we are now 7.2 billion people in the world.

There’s an expected increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and so, we will reach 9.1 billion by 2050, 34 percent higher than today. It has also been estimated that nearly all this population increase will occur in developing countries.

Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that doubling food production in the developing world will require an average annual net investment of $83 billion dollars, including technical and economic advice to governments on policies and legislation that influence public and private investments and capacity development to design strategies aligned with national priorities.

Agricultural production will need to increase, and along with it, the greenhouse gas emissions from crop and livestock, as well as from forestry, fisheries and land use will increase their impact on the environment and on climate change.

In parallel, and according to the State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014 report, the total number of hungry people in the world is of 805 million people. One in every nine people on Earth goes to bed hungry every night. Obesity is the other flip side of the coin. Both hunger and obesity are symptoms of poverty. The scarcity of healthy options in low-income neighbourhoods in developed countries and the decreased purchasing power make people opt for an unhealthy and cheap processed food rather than seasonal and local fruit and vegetables.

The challenge here is — according to José Graziano da Silva, FAO’s Director-General is “to feed the world population using less land, water and energy, supporting a widespread, globe-spanning transition to sustainable farming systems and land management practices.” He also stresses the importance of achieving greater efficiencies in the use of natural resources, in particular, water, energy and land-including food waste, to protect biodiversity and the ecosystem.

What do you guys think is a way forward? We want to make a solid pitch!

Our Team

Our Mission

Communeating is poised to be a food cultivating, nutrition awareness platform and food sharing experience that aims to promote sustainable agriculture, curb food wastage, extend nutrition intervention and ...Read More

Our Background

We're a team of foodies; human nutritionists, a soil/environmental scientist, an economist, and an accountant. A community able to feed its children is in a healthier state of ...Read More

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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.