Team African Food Revolution

Alice, South Africa

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FOOD WASTE vs FOOD WAIST / Published February 1, 2018 by Makhosi Mahlangu

FOOD WASTE vs FOOD WAIST

Food Waste is sometimes referred to as a behavioural problem in developed countries. The food chain in developed countries with its modern logistics system often encounters problems at the end of the food chain. People, restaurants and supermarket delis often produce more than what is consumed. In developing countries the problem is often a technological and socioeconomic problem. Poor harvesting techniques, Poor roads and Poor cold chain management all contribute significantly to food losses in developing countries. On the other hand Food Waist may be perceived as the visual measurement of fat, at the hip area and is often a function of behaviour and environment in both affluent and impoverished societies. The maintenance of the perfect Waist requires behavioural and activity changes. Food waist can also be detrimental in affluent societies, as individuals have access to food with high glycaemic and fat ratios. In developing countries Food Waist is also a behavioural problem as some societies embrace bigger waists to success and beauty. On the other hand a shortage of food in impoverished societies reduces fat intake with a direct effect on the waist. Anorexia nervosa and starvation are 2 different forms of a shortage of nutrients, with one being a behavioural problem and the other being an environmental problem. The complexities that exist between a person’s waste and person’s waist are problems affecting all societies. It is for this reason that FOOD WASTE and FOOD WAIST are major food problems which involve a complex interrelation between behaviour, activity, environment and technology.

Our Mission

African Food revolution is an agribusiness company focusing on food development in Africa. We use the concept of "Farm to Folk" in our vision. Our primary area of focus being local food production (using indigenous foods), though we cater for other food domains. We are helping build the most efficient, environmentally sustainable and futuristic agricultural platforms in Africa.

Our Background

The African Food Revolution (AFR) is an organisation which uses disruptive thinking to help solve food problems in Africa. It is a science-based organisation which intends to boost African food businesses by providing quality high calibre scientific solutions to all individuals involved in the production of African food from the farm to the folk, whether you are a farmer, a food processor, a catering or a local restaurant we solve all the solutions.

FOOD WASTE vs FOOD WAIST / Published February 1, 2018 by Makhosi Mahlangu

FOOD WASTE vs FOOD WAIST

Food Waste is sometimes referred to as a behavioural problem in developed countries. The food chain in developed countries with its modern logistics system often encounters problems at the end of the food chain. People, restaurants and supermarket delis often produce more than what is consumed. In developing countries the problem is often a technological and socioeconomic problem. Poor harvesting techniques, Poor roads and Poor cold chain management all contribute significantly to food losses in developing countries. On the other hand Food Waist may be perceived as the visual measurement of fat, at the hip area and is often a function of behaviour and environment in both affluent and impoverished societies. The maintenance of the perfect Waist requires behavioural and activity changes. Food waist can also be detrimental in affluent societies, as individuals have access to food with high glycaemic and fat ratios. In developing countries Food Waist is also a behavioural problem as some societies embrace bigger waists to success and beauty. On the other hand a shortage of food in impoverished societies reduces fat intake with a direct effect on the waist. Anorexia nervosa and starvation are 2 different forms of a shortage of nutrients, with one being a behavioural problem and the other being an environmental problem. The complexities that exist between a person’s waste and person’s waist are problems affecting all societies. It is for this reason that FOOD WASTE and FOOD WAIST are major food problems which involve a complex interrelation between behaviour, activity, environment and technology.

Our Team

Our Mission

African Food revolution is an agribusiness company focusing on food development in Africa. We use the concept of "Farm to Folk" in our vision. Our primary area of ...Read More

Our Background

The African Food Revolution (AFR) is an organisation which uses disruptive thinking to help solve food problems in Africa. It is a science-based organisation which intends to boost ...Read More

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  • Design Lab Experts
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  • Interior Architect
    Posted three pictures of your team workspace
  • Idea Parkers
    Shared a picture of your teams unique “idea parking”
  • Global Foodies
    Posted three facts about global food issues learned in the Explore mode
  • Insight + Insight + Insight
    Shared three new insights your team formulated in the Define mode
  • On Time, On Target
    Shared your Design Statement created during the Define mode
  • Post-it Fiends
    Shared pics of the chaos of the post-it filled Ideate work mode
  • Brain Food
    In the Ideate intro video, Richard shares an important tip while eating an apple. Share a team-apple-eating pic!
  • Expert Input
    Shared three pieces of expert feedback on your concept
  • GIF Masters
    Shared a GIF of the prototype building frenzy
  • Live Testing
    Shared a video of a user testing your concept
  • Way To Go
    Shared a picture of your plan for iterating your project
  • Etch-A-Sketch
    Shared your logo sketching session on your team blog
  • WE DID IT!!
    Submitted Final Pitch, including videos and concept details
  • Introduction
    Completed the Introduction section of the Design Lab
  • Explore
    Completed the Explore section of the Design Lab
  • Define
    Completed the Define section of the Design Lab
  • Ideate
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  • Conceptualize
    Completed the Conceptualize section of the Design Lab
  • Prototype
    Completed the Prototype section of the Design Lab
  • Test
    Completed the Test section of the Design Lab
  • Iterate
    Completed the Iterate section of the Design Lab
  • Pitch
    Completed the Pitch section of the Design Lab
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.