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Hi Mat,
Our team member Elizabeth Kimani-Murage works on nutrition and diets. It is not featured strongly in our proposal but it is certainly an important part of our vision. We're working with a limited space and the proposal is already quite complex, so I'm leaving it out at this stage. Perhaps we have an opportunity to improve it. I see that you are putting in a lot of work and accumulated a lot of points. Good luck!
-Ravic

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Ravic commented on Sustainable Diets for All (SD4All)

Dear Gigi,
It is remarkable how similar the problems in the Lusaka food system are to ours in Nairobi. I love this quote from your minister of agriculture saying that she "did not want to be the ‘Minister of Maize’." So much of eastern and southern Africa is stuck in a maze of maize. Our visions are very similar with a focus on traditional food crops and working with government on a food system strategy. I spent a bit more time looking at restoring agricultural land and potential business models. This is because we live in an economic system where capitalism is hegemonic and I don't think that we can avoid it, so better find a way to benefit from it. If you have time, please check out https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/food-system-vision-prize/open-submission/desakota-food-commons and let me know what you think.
Wishing you all the best in Lusaka. Keep up the good work!
Ravic

Hi Paul,
You have a very strong proposal with several synergies with the (my) Desakota Food Commons proposal. Let's meet soon and discuss how we can work together in Makueni. It's a special place for me and am happy to see another proposal focusing specifically on it.
-Ravic