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no matter our social position, we all deserve a healthy diet

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Lead Applicant Organization Name


Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.


Website of Legally Registered Entity

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 1-3 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?


Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

République du Congo

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Brazzaville is a capital of my country, it counts more 2 millions of people. and covers a total area of 270 km2. it's near Kinshasa at 15min

What country is your selected Place located in?

Republique du Congo

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Brazzaville is my native town, i grow up there and study too

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Brazzaville is located in a tropical zone, with good rainfall. but the city knows a strong growth of the populations, in 5 years its population has doubled; and food is 75% dependent from abroad. because the demand is high , and local production is insufficient for transport problems, seasonal crops and distance for culture...

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

the main one is the strong dependence on imported products from abroad which causes several diseases and deaths... and the problem of waste management that drives a dirty city and...

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

A major problem of urban waste management is being solved to safeguard the entire natural ecosystems of our planet which are being destroyed to feed our breeding activities. With this vertically integrated system, we are present throughout our entire value chain, which allows us to master the food origins of our fish and plants; to reduce the operating expenses so the selling prices. We produce near consumers: no expensive logistics chain, no greenhouse gas emissions. We do not use fertilizers or chemical fertilizers, our products are organic and healthy. We optimize the spaces, for 2.7 m2 we grow 50 plants and raise 20 fish. We give households the opportunity to grow their own food and earn income from surplus crops. The kits available have a triple role: food and fish culture, decoration of the interior as an aquarium, and sources of income.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

with the way of life we deploy through our technique, everyone will have the opportunity to grow his own vegetables and fish at home in his kitchen or living room, without being a regular in the field, with 0 fertilizers, 0 ddepenses and just spend 5 minutes per day. then the waste of food is valorized in animal food in our installations and exchange the remains of bioconversion as green manure to the farmers against their remains of cultures to help them boost their production and to make more profitable. this will push to reduce food waste, and increase food independence and make our farmers stronger

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

our vision is to make healthy and balanced nutrition accessible to everyone, regardless of their social level. In the long term we plan to set up container spaces to produce vegetables, food and fish in each neighborhood while recycling the waste of this district into natural food.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Facebook


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