Eclat Care is a registered trademark of Phaheem Pharmaceuticals Nigeria LTD, aimed at preventing food wastage.
Lead Applicant Organization Name
Phaheem Pharmaceuticals Nigeria LTD which is a licensed company in Nigeria that aimed to improve healthcare delivery and nutritious society.
Lead Applicant Organization Type
Small company (under 50 employees)
How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?
Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?
Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?
Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?
Kano State is the second most populous in Nigeria, the metropolis has an area of about 28,000 km^2.
What country is your selected Place located in?
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
I was born and raised in Kano State, my father, and family members are subsistence farmers. The very few fortunate ones that cultivate a large amount of farm produce are prone to problems of storage and processing. The state has the highest number of subsistence farmers that lack access to the market for their products. Poor environmental conditions such as flooding and insect pest are also factors that often contribute to this great economic loss.
I then came up with the idea of eliminating food wastage and decreasing the time the farmers need to feel their farm products by connecting them to buyers within a real-time.
Our platform also encourages all-organic farming, a system of farming that combines the rearing of cattle and cultivation crops at the same time. The cattle dung served as a source of organic nitrogen, with this we have eliminated the casual use of chemical fertilizers and we have increased the yield of farmers.
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.
The people of Kano State are mainly Hausa by tribe and they practice Islam as their religion. More than 95% of a total of 33 million people are farmers. The farming practice here includes both rainy and irrigation season farming. The climate is good enough to support busy farming schedules. The majority of the people are mainly using the traditional system of farming and storage of farm products, they often resist changes or innovation that may tend to digitalize their market or food value chain.
Innovation that came from outside these people finds it difficult to convince them and make them accept his/her innovative concepts.
Agriculture remained the major source of income and the background of all other businesses in this area. The people consume anything termed to be "halal" (accepted by their religion and culture)
Varieties of staples, grains, and legumes are the major food items.
The main challenges affecting their agricultural value chain are selling their farm products after cultivation. They lack access to modern and digitalize markets, this causes delays and wastage of a large amount of food that can be used to feed millions of people around the world and these are what we are aiming to solve.
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 world population is increasing at an exponential rate, food production is growing at a much slower rate with more than half of the grown food wasted. By 2050, we can increase the yield and provide food for all through the prevention of food wastage and improved agricultural techniques such as all-organic farming.
The food must just not be food but nutritious food. The processes of food production also must be good enough to save our environment from harmful chemicals and agricultural wastes.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
Our platform prevent food wasteage by providing a means where individuals, homes, organisations or business groups can directly sell to us their food remants or upload their food items to connect it to suitable buyers. With our platform, we have reduce the time it takes a farmer to sell his products, we have reduce the burden of taking the products to market and we have him the cost of transporitng his products.
We charge commission of 5% per completed transactions, we but food remants from restaurants at the unit of KG, we sell them to recyling station for them to be recycled and reused.
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.
As a farmer that you usually spent the whole of your week or growing season in the field, having little or no time for other activities, our platform has provided a very much easy approach and flexible farming techniques. We have increased the yield of many farmers, we have expanded their source of income from only farm products to combining farming and rearing on one field. We have saved time and resources of farmers at the end of their harvesting seasons.
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
Our main aim is to uplift the standard of living of the most vulnerable in society and contribute our own quota to global and national economic development. Through our innovations, we have reduced the number of agricultural waste, we have added value to the lives of people by recycling their food into a more nutritious diet. We have digitalized the archaic system of selling agricultural products and with this, we have increased the income of millions of subsistence farmers.
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