“A community which is able to feed its children is in a healthier state of development compared to one which cannot.”
Yet, you’d find that people in most of the communities still waste food in their little quota. Therefore we thought to champion a solution within the community on the principle that…
“the state of nutrition is determined by what people do and not by what they get”.
Amongst the other community-based programmes we look to adopt, communeating is about sharing food knowledge and actual foods to curb wastage. If we increase the value of the science of food we would have a good shot at fostering food and nutrition security as we strengthen social relationships amongst people.
The causes of food waste differ in developed and developing countries. In developed countries, most food waste happens because of retail and customer behaviour. Between 30 to 50 percent of all food bought in developed countries is thrown away by consumers. In developing countries, waste happens mostly at the farmer-producer end due to “inefficient harvest, inadequate local transportation and poor infrastructure,” according to the report. [We may even add poor preservation and storage equipment and techniques]
This level of wastage is a tragedy that cannot continue if we are to succeed in the challenge of sustainably meeting our future food demands.
So, what is the need for a platform like this?
COMMUNEATING is an online community that connects neighbours with each other and with local shops, cafes, individuals, food producers and anybody so that surplus food can be shared rather than thrown away. And we’re tackling a massive problem:
1. Over 1/3 of all food that’s produced globally gets thrown away.
2. Food waste is the 3rd largest source of greenhouse gas emissions after the USA & China
3. There are 800M malnourished people in the world today
4. The average Nigerian family throws away over 22,000 Naira worth of food per year, which is projected to provide three square meals a day for at least 100 persons giving them a meal worth above 200 Naira a plate with a bottle of water. (according to our permutations)
And we’re looking for people to grow with us. We need hard working individuals to join us in putting food on the table, people with a passion for food. Those who strive to make things better and work each day to make a difference in the lives of our customers and each other.
This is an opportunity to join COMMUNEATING at a unique stage in its journey and we would love to see the right candidate volunteer to contribute significantly to the nutrition security of the community, management and growth of The Food Sharing Experience in your city.
Please share your views. Thank you!