Food
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Access to affordable, safe, and sufficient food is a challenge for billions around the world. Working in communities at home and abroad, Resolution Fellows are developing solutions to address food insecurity.

Access to affordable, safe, and sufficient food is a challenge for billions around the world. Working in communities at home and abroad, Resolution Fellows are developing solutions to address food insecurity.

AgriWealth Limited (AWL)

AgriWealth Limited addresses the problem of land scarcity and changing agricultural methods in Rwanda, due to climate change. The venture will bring modern urban growing techniques to a demonstration farm, and use this platform to educate farmers and spread these skills and technologies, including eventually creating large, holistic sustainable farms in subsistence agriculture communities.

Nutriendo El Futuro

Samuel and Laura are creating community run dinning halls in the municipality of El Hatillo of Caracas, Venezuela. Through their venture, they will provide nutritious and calorie-rich meals for children at risk of malnutrition as well as provide treatment for those with intestinal parasites.

Sparky Thermal Dehydrator

Sparky is a low cost, efficient device that dries a diverse array of farm produce ten times faster than the conventional sun drying method. It uses bio-fuel as a source of energy and it reduces post harvest losses which is the leading cause of food insecurity in Uganda.

Pamana

Justine Recio, Danielle Dana, & Hannah Nolasco are the co-founders of PAMANA. PAMANA (the Filipino word for 'heritage') will use scientific analysis to improve crop selection, solid waste management, and irrigation in indigenous farming communities in the Philippines. By combining science and technology with local know-how, PAMANA will focus on the improvement of current farming practices of indigenous Filipino groups, and the promotion of environmentally sustainable lifestyles and agricultural practices.

Prawji Mama Food Bank

Prawji Mama Food Bank will deploy a reliable and sustainable food bank system in Uganda. The team will work with subsistence farmers in Gulu to raise awareness about the power of food storage to increase usable yields and find the best time to sell for the highest price, using a per-bag fee to store farmers excess produce in a central holding facility for sale at the best moment. Focusing on women and youth, the team will scale this system to help overcome hunger and poverty in rural communities.

The Cacao Project

The Cacao Project is an initiative which provides participating farmers of San Fernando with cacao seedlings (a long-term, resilient crop which provides them with a considerable income after three years and will be productive for up to 20-25 years), and short term crops such as bok choy, okra, and pumpkins (which will be productive after 19-30 days) to intercrop with the cacao. The produce is sold to the Cacao Project Organization, which then sells it to international buyers. Farmers are paid a fair wage and better positioned for sustainable success.

Baringo Asali

Baringo Asali aims to increase the revenue generated from honey production by marginalized communities in Baringo County of Kenya through the application of modern beekeeping techniques, local community skill training, established networks of buyers, and partnerships with local and international apiaries. Recently, the venture purchased and set up 10 modern beehives in its target community, and it has trained 15 people total in modern beekeeping practices.

Pomme de Terre

Jiahua Chen and Ying Zhang are launching Pomme de Terre in Guangzhou, China to transport the idea of a food bank from Montréal (where they attend university) to the slums of their home city. Pomme de Terre will introduce the concept of a food bank in Guangzhou to recover excess food from the university dining hall and from local supermarkets and stores to provide to the poor. They will also offer workshops on cooking, food security and accessibility to the community, to students, and to volunteers to help build awareness around food and food waste.

Afritrove Milling

In 2017, Munyaradzi Chifetete & Mwangala Simataa co-founded Afritrove Milling in Zambia to provide a local solution for mealie meal production.  Mealie meal is a staple made of maize for which a national monopoly exists—it has pushed down prices for farmers and artificially inflated prices for consumers. The team is using a local approach to source maize from farmers at better prices, to mill it with local millers, and to package and distribute it locally.

Mwangala Simataa

Mwangala Simataa, a Zambian citizen, is currently a junior at Lafayette College majoring in Economics and Philosophy. Throughout his time at Lafayette College, he has served as a researcher for the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project, which is an interdisciplinary team of students and professors that works with distressed communities to find ways to develop and commercialize latent assets. Mwangala is the founder of Lafayette College’s Philosophy Club, a member of the Investment Club, and a student representative on the college’s Student Conduct and Appeals Committee.

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