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Reduce by 20% death in children below the age of 5 years caused to nutrition deficiencies by 2050

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Lead Applicant Organization Name


Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

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


Website of Legally Registered Entity


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

  • 3-10 years

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

Kintampo/Brong Ahafo region

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


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

KINTAMPO SOUTH covers It covers a land area of 1,513.34 km2

What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

I am a citizen of this community and my mum lost my brother before he reached his 5th birthday due to poor health and malnutrition causes because we were very poor. As a graduate from the University of Ghana , I wish to prevent other infant deaths in my community by providing nutritious infant diets that bare affordable , practicable and save lives.

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.

KINTAMPO NORTH IS A DISTRICT in the Eastern region of GHANA.The District lies within longitudes 1º20’ West and 2º10’ West and latitude 8º15’ North and 7º45’ North. The District shares boundaries with the Kintampo North Municipality to the north, the Nkoranza North and Techiman North Districts to the South, the Atebubu and Pru Districts to the East and to the Wenchi Municipality to the West. It covers a land area of 1,513.34 km2 and comprises about 122 settlements (District Assembly’s survey). 1.2.2 Relief and drainage The District falls within the Voltaian Basin and the Southern Voltaian Plateau physiographic regions. The Voltaian Basin is made up of flat-bedded rocks and is extremely plain with rolling and undulating land surface with an elevation of between 60-150 metres above sea level. The Southern Voltaian Plateau occupying the Southern and South-eastern part of the district is characterized by series of escarpments. The major rivers are Pumpum, Oyoko, Nante and Tanti. These rivers flow to join the Black Volta as shown in Figure 1.1. Most of the rivers are seasonal in nature and thus fluctuate in volume. This feature of the rivers makes them unreliable for irrigation purposes with the exception of Nante, which offers opportunities for irrigation. The soil type identified in the District is sandy loam to clay loam and gravels which are suitable for the cultivation of subsistence and cash crops. Also, the savanna ochrosol found in the District is more supplied with organic matter and nutrients. Generally the soil aids the cultivation of tubers, cereals, teak, cash crops, vegetables and legumes. Again the availability of grasses and shrubs make the area favourable for rearing of all kinds of livestock. CLIMATE: The Kintampo South District experiences a Wet Semi-equatorial climate. This is because the District lies in the transitional zone between the Wet Semi-Equatorial and Tropical Continental climates. Like other parts of the country, the District experiences two seasons namely wet and dry. The mean annual rainfall is between 1400mm-1800mm. The Wet season shows double maxima rainfall pattern (i.e. major and minor). The mean monthly temperature in the District is between 24ºC in August and 30ºC in March. These conditions create sunny conditions for most part of the year. Vegetation: The vegetation of the District falls under the Woodland Savannah Zone. However, due to its transitional nature, the area does not exhibit typical savannah conditions. The District has an extensive forest reserve of about 150.50km2 known as the Bosomoa Forest Reserve. The tree species found in the reserves

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 population of Kintampo south has more than doubled since 2010, with resulting challenges to food provision. An increasingly diverse population is leading to changes in food patterns and diet culture as well as different expectations from the food supply chain. As in many places, Ghana faces challenges from post-harvest losses and relies on huge import. Increasing awareness of environmental factors as well as ethical and health concerns are leading to an increase in a trend to nutrition and nutritious diet. unfortunately, most households live below $2 per day , hence children are the most hit as they require nutrition for their growth and development.

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

The increased need to feed children with nutritious food required for their growth and development calls for innovation in food chain supplies. To address this, we have developed fruit and tuber crop based infant food with all essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, B, zinc and carbohydrate. weaning mothers can easily order via our USSD platform and have them delivered to them at their homes.

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.

Reduce by 20% death in children below the age of 5 years caused to nutrition deficiencies by 2050

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

Postharvest losses and produce leftovers go to waste on landfill sites and emit a lot of methane gases , which is a potent greenhouse gas and needs to be curbed. we are solving this by creating a new value chain for fruit based food that will drastically reduce food losses, create jobs, diversify diet requirement , and can be easily delivered via the simple use of a USSD code.

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