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Redistributing surplus food

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Brelliance Studios,Inc

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

Website of Legally Registered Entity

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

  • Under 1 year

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?

Industrial cites in Nigeria e.g Lagos Kano Abuja Onitcha

What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

My birth country

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.

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy.[8] With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different native languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language of Nigeria is Nigerian English, chosen to facilitate linguistic unity at the national level. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities.

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

Nigeria due to rising insurgency in food producing states and lands being lost to drought daily millions starving, erosion washing away farmlands

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

With the Manna initiative we intend to address food surplus and wastage thereby giving another revenue stream while giving everyone the opportunity to good food for half the price

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.

In Africa over 670 million people do not know where there next meal is coming from, we would like to change that while giving people equal access to good food!

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

One third of all food produced is thrown away annually, resulting in 1.3 billion tonnes of waste worldwide. Manna is a Nigerian startup that connects surplus food from restaurants, cafes and grocery stores to consumers for a lower price. As a result, users eat great food for less and businesses receive an additional revenue stream — all while reducing food waste. With Manna, tonnes of food would be rescued, instead of ending up in the bin. How? By giving restaurants, cafes and grocery stores the opportunity to sell their surplus food on Manna’s app to users at half price. Join the first zero food waste generation!

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Facebook


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Thank you so much for the Food Extension Initiative.

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