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REDUCING POSTHARVEST LOSSES THROUGH BANANA FORTIFICATION

REDUCING POSTHARVEST LOSSES THROUGH BANANA FORTIFICATION

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

INES-Ruhengeri Institute of applied Sciences

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Researcher Institution

Website of Legally Registered Entity

http://www.ines.ac.rw/

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

  • Under 1 year

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

Musanze

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Rwanda

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

Musanze in Rwanda. The banana and orange fleshed sweet potato growing regions

What country is your selected Place located in?

Rwanda

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

My working place and this is where I always do community outreach

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.

This place is working one and the project will mainly focus on the areas where banana and orange fleshed sweet potato are grown. These areas show high postharvest losses of the crops under consideration and also the malnutrition disease. Having this project will bring the great impact to the community around.

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

2000000

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

In thsi vision, we believe that the project will reduce the postharvest losses of agricultural produces and the 70 percent of population under case will be able to reduce losses as well as malnutrition disease. If the project will be scaled up, in 2050, poverty and hanger will be reduced through reduction of losses and malnutrition by banana fortification.

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

In this vision, we believe that the project will reduce the postharvest losses of agricultural produces and the 70 percent of population under case will be able to reduce losses as well as malnutrition disease. If the project will be scaled up, in 2050, poverty and hanger will be reduced through reduction of losses and malnutrition by banana fortification.Tailor made training on reduction of losses and malnutrition, value addition of agricultural products will be done

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.

The people in the place will benefit from the project as they will receive the skills in reduction of postharvest losses and malnutrition as global challenge. This project will help them to solve their socioeconomic problems

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

Once losses and malnutrition under consideration will be reduced, the food production will be sustained and this will lead to a sustainable food security.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Email

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