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Food Secure Integrated Community Livelihoods

Accelerate Food Security attainment through the establishment of Agricultural Processing Accelerator Center (APAC) that explore markets

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Rivendell Solutions

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

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

  • 1-3 years

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

Nairobi

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Kenya

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

Kenya, located in East Africa, has total area of approximately 580,367Km²

What country is your selected Place located in?

Kenya

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Kenya has a diverse and economy: it has the capacity for agriculture production - arable land reported at 10.2% in 2016 with a growth rate of 1.15%, meaning the opportunity to increase agricultural production is immense: Kenya has been exporting most of her agricultural produce as raw products and herein lies the opportunity for value addition; this is in light of the country's vision 2030 to become an industrial nation besides having a vast youthful, learned and innovative population ready to be attracted to the value addition sector. The country also has market opportunities for localy produced value added produce acrross the neigbouring countries where it is an economic leader. Finally, Kenya forms a good starting point (springboard) to inspire other African countries to explore, exploit and embrace the opportunities in the Agricultural Sector that will contribute to several of the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular zero Hunger

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.

Kenya is made up of 42 ethnic tribes, who make up 51 million – the population of Kenya. The country development and population growth have put pressure on resources – eg food, causing a change in culture/ traditions; more people are moving to urban areas in search of Jobs, eating outside at hotels unlike before at their homes. Each of the 42 communities have their own cultural meal, though as a country a Ugali – a mixture of maize meal and water is a common meal eaten with green vegetables – Kales best known as “Sukuma Wiki” literally translating to “Push the Week”, and for the well to do its accompanied by fry or roasted meat. Recent development and negative effects from the consumption of processed food has made the population be health-conscious and demand healthy foods The country enjoys moderate climatic conditions without extremes eg it does not snow in Kenya though it gets cold. Lying along the equator, the country has a diverse geographical topography: Kenya has a coastline on the Indian Ocean, which contains swamps of East African mangroves. Inland are broad plains and numerous hills. Kenyans are dynamic friendly and very warm though they have a high propensity to disengage from one thing they liked to another one that is trending. The basics such as greetings Kenyans are “touchy” they do a lot of handshakes, love social gatherings and believing in community hood. The country if is a truly global representation with all races found here, its local is composed of 42 ethnic groups; the country’s main language of communication is Swahili and English The multifaceted culture of Kenya is expressed in different forms, ranging from its people and language, food, music and dance, art, artifacts, theatre and literature to its ethnic values and ethical norms. Combined with other traditions, these forms of expression and lifestyle form an identity that is uniquely Kenyan. The majority of the population is set up in rural areas 73% while urbanites 27% this is set to change drastically as the country rural area is dramatically undergoing urbanization due to the 2010 constitution that introduced devolution. The agriculture sector contributes 35% of the Gross Domestic Product GDP, and constitutes 40% export; this creates an economic resource for the people of Kenya to manage rural-urban migration and contribute to food security. The country's population highest desire is based on breaking the shackles of poverty that have social ills such as poverty hunger and ill health. They long for economic freedom characterized by decent income With urbanization, more processed food has become the staple diet and with it, there has been an increase in lifestyle diseases in-comparison with the period the diet was composed of less processed foods.

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

51000000

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

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

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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.

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

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How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

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Welcome Food Secure Integrated Community Livelihoods to the Vision Prize!
Since the Prize asks you to imagine the world in 2050, one of the most promising resources that can help you make a disruptive yet feasible Vision is data. We’ve put together a wide range of resources and websites that can help you pull out data relevant to your context and Vision.
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