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The cheapest organic egg in Africa

By using primitive methods, harnessing the science of nature in a closed loop system-the cheapest egg in Africa- A solution to feed people.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Green Guerrillas cc

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Farmer Co-op or Farmer Business Organization

Website of Legally Registered Entity

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

  • 10+ years

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

Cape Town

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

South Africa

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

Lavender Hill/ Cape Flats,

What country is your selected Place located in?

South Africa

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Lavender hill is a place you don't go to, its one of South Africa's most notorious gang lands, I was contracted to assist an NGO set up a food garden at a school in lavender Hill, as the crow fly's I was born 35 km from lavender hill, my entire life I have avoided this area, driving in for the first time I felt ashamed.

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.

Geographically, Lavender hill is a an invisible jail that holds 35 000 people in poverty and despair, despite its pretty name, it was place designed by the administrators of the apartheid Government to hold and control a fraction of the coloured community of cape town

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.

2020-Gang violence arises out of the need to have economic survival, the circle does not close, can not react to violence with more violence, my vision is to address the economic survival of the people, and stamp out malnutrition, this will break the shackles of gangsterism - 2050- by stabilizing organic waste using the power of composting worms, primitive low cost methods, in conjunction with barley microgreens grown in soil , using free energy such as GaNs in the growing phase, with emphasis on micro nutrients, producing the cheapest organic egg in Africa, you can not educate a child on an empty stomach, which means the circle does not break, an organic farmed egg is the apex of nutrition for a child, making it affordable, will ensure its demand, the-by product is urban agriculture, making it labour intensive and producing premium organic products

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

"if shit was worth anything, the poor would be born without arsholes" people are born into poverty, gangsterism makes sure its a life sentence, by simply producing the cheapest egg in Africa on a formula of free and exponential energy opens up a new dimension of possibilities-we hold the proof of concept.

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.

If you produce daily 10 000 organic raised hen eggs, and s.ell them for 1//4 of the normal retail rate, based on a business as unusual approach-a disruptive technology, it still remains profit driven, allowing for franchise and expansion, hence creating a new market price, and new system to produce an organic egg, based on waste stabilization and community involvement

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

Just like time does not stop, nor does waste, its a continuous stream, by stabilizing this energy into a high dense organic nutritional animal feed (microgreen barley grass grown in soil kissed by GaNs) seeking methods that have already been achieved, no need to reinvent the wheel, nature offers the solutions,

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

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Hi The cheapest organic egg in Africa welcome to the Food System Vision Prize Community!

What would life in Lavender Hill, South Africa look like in 2050?
We've built a very comprehensive Food Vision Prize Toolkit with a lot of information, activities, and guidelines. The Toolkit will help you refine your vision and make it systemic, human-centered and well informed for the future.
Here is the link to the Prize Toolkit:
Look forward to seeing your Vision evolve through the coming weeks.