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Deploying creativity, opportunity and beauty as drivers of the economic, social and environmental transformation of rural Kenya

Deploying creativity, opportunity and beauty as drivers of the economic, social and environmental transformation of rural Kenya

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Improving economic, social and environmental outcomes of rural areas via information sharing and co-design

Improving economic, social and environmental outcomes of rural areas via information sharing and co-design

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Thought the fourth mission was storage and processing? Mis-titled

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Havi commented on Tafaria cHub

Thanks for your Pacifique. I do not think the main problem is quantity or quality - many small-holder farmers are rather good at growing crops and rearing animals and do so so intensively that they produce higher yields in relation to the amount of land they utilise. This is the paradox which leads to waste and spoilage, hence this important challenge which seeks solutions to a big problem. My view is that most attention is focussed on loss and spoilage prevention (which is a good thing) and much less on what to do with what would still remain in the farmer's hands even after these efforts. More like how to reuse, recycle this produce.

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Havi commented on Organic Banana Production and Packaging

Hello Pacifique, given the challenge presented by 42% of farm produce being lost or spoilt, I, like you, are exploring (1) ideas around "repurposing" produce which would otherwise spoil into another product (e.g., your idea of making liquor from over-ripened bananas). This provides another avenue to address the challenge, additional to (2) reducing on-farm loss or (3) enhancing farm-to-consumer throughput. In my view, these three options ought to be explored if we are to put a dent on that 42% figure.