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Foodsys

Our vision is to end hunger, reduce food wastage, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture in Africa

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Foodsys

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Youth Organisation (between 18 - 30 years old)

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

Chief Executive Officer – Adejumo Olabode A Chief Financial Officer – Ogunmola Mayowa Chief Operating Officer – Dolapo Oluwafemi Chief Technical Officer – Osita Odita Peter Chief Engineer – Idowu Timilehin Head Manager – Ogunmola Motunrayo Assistant Head Manager – Adejumo Blessing

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

  • Just beginning now

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

Ibadan

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Nigeria

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

Ibadan

What country is your selected Place located in?

Nigeria

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Ibadan is a city I've lived in for 16 years. Ibadan is situated in Oyo State known as the pacesetter state in the 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.

Ibadan is the capital and most populous city of Oyo State, Nigeria. With a population of over 3 million, it is the third most populous city in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano; it is the country's largest city by geographical area. At the time of Nigeria's independence in 1960, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country, and the second most populous in Africa behind Cairo.

Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria, 128 kilometres (80 mi) inland northeast of Lagos and 530 kilometres (330 mi) southwest of Abuja, the federal capital, and is a prominent transit point between the coastal region and the areas in the hinterland of the country. Ibadan had been the centre of administration of the old Western Region since the days of the British colonial rule, and parts of the city's ancient protective walls still stand to this day. The principal inhabitants of the city are the Yorubas, as well as various communities from other parts of the country.


What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)

3080

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

4000000

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

•The competition rules is that we should have a focus group of about 100000 square kilometer maximum. We are focusing on Ibadan. The plan is to get data from everywhere; (Google, Google Maps, Facebook. Twitter, Instagram) and locally (local authorities, local surveys). We process the data. Ibadan is basically divided into two parts. The elite people (living in the posh places). These guys have access to basic technology. Therefore we can easily get data about them and communicate with them when they join the platform. However, we have the poor people (of course not all of them are hungry people). We are going to collaborate with Olioex.com (a food sharing platform) that would share these food resources gathered to these poor people. Collect excess from the rich and wealthy and give to the poor. I doubt we can accurately tell hungry people apart from non hungry people, but we know that the access of the poor comminuty in Ibadan is limited. So with the data gathered and processed, the algorithm designed would distribute food resources as fairly as possible. We can as well provide some sort of technology to these guys if need be.

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

•Foodsys would extract (food usage, food spoilage, food preferences, food availability and so on) data from facebook, google, amazon, Microsoft, Apple etc and would also extract data locally. After extracting data, the data are processed and stored and using an algorithm designed by the company food materials would therefore be distributed according to the data thereby ensuring food reaches everyone at all times leading to zero hunger and wastage.•It would enable food suppliers to source information about the origin, condition and movement of food, and to trace contaminated produce in mere seconds.•Foodsys platform would be built using blockchain technology to ensure secured data processing and more importantly transparency in the global food system.•“Blockchain technology enables a new era of end-to-end transparency in the global food system – equivalent to shining a light on food ecosystem participants that will further promote responsible actions and behaviors,”. Source: The Fintech Effects; by CNBC•We would focus our attention on communities in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria; then we would scale to the country in 2022 and eventually Africa in 2030; thereby reducing food wastage and ensuring zero hunger in the continent by 2040

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.

By 2022, we expecting a significant drop in the huger rates in the city. We are forecasting more healthy lifestyles and nutritional intakes when residents eat. We are also expecting an increase in the life span duration of the residents in the city. 

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

•Foodsys is a platform built on blockchain technology using big data science to gather and process information about the food preference of a community with an algorithm (artificial intelligence) predicting food availability. Foodsys would collaborate with a food sharing platform to predict food data and food habits.•To maintain the quality of its dishes, the Cheesecake Factory uses a Big Data tool from IBM to analyze data from all 175 locations in the U.S. By keeping track of structured data, such as supplier name and restaurant location, along with unstructured data, such as an ingredient that’s a strange color, the restaurant can better determine the cause of problems and potentially prevent them from happening in the future. This data will also be communicated in realtime, so that only food that is actually impacted will be recalled, instead of taking back everything to be tested. •Foodsys would extract (food usage, food spoilage, food preferences, food availability and so on) data from facebook, google, amazon, Microsoft, Apple etc and would also extract data locally. After extracting data, the data are processed and stored and using an algorithm designed by the company food materials would therefore be distributed according to the data thereby ensuring food reaches everyone at all times leading to zero hunger and wastage.•It would enable food suppliers to source information about the origin, condition and movement of food, and to trace contaminated produce in mere seconds.•Foodsys platform would be built using blockchain technology to ensure secured data processing and more importantly transparency in the global food system.•“Blockchain technology enables a new era of end-to-end transparency in the global food system – equivalent to shining a light on food ecosystem participants that will further promote responsible actions and behaviors,”. Source: The Fintech Effects; by CNBC•We would focus our attention on communities in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria; then we would scale to the country in 2022 and eventually Africa in 2030; thereby reducing food wastage and ensuring zero hunger in the continent by 2040.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Website

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Thank you so much for the Food Extension Initiative.

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You're welcome.

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Thanks

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