Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
production and marketing of lemongrass powder
Explain your idea in details:
Objectives, activities, innovative approach Our project has for main objectives: - production of lemongrass; - The transformation of lemongrass; - Job creation in a country where ¾ young people are unemployed; - The mechanization of agriculture in a country where agriculture is still archaic; - Improving the health conditions of everyone. Indeed we are unanimous on the fact that lemongrass has hyper-important therapeutic abilities that have a great impact in the body of those who consume it. - The industrialization of agriculture in Cameroon The objectives mentioned above are, in short, the guidelines for our idea. Thus, the activities related to this project are, among other things, the very large scale cultivation of lemongrass, the training of staff, the processing and packaging of lemongrass, the marketing of the finished product. Our approach is totally based on innovation. In fact, the processing and marketing of lemongrass as tea is a great innovation in our country because this kind of project is common. In the process of producing and processing our product, we have in our forecasts the recycling of waste, the use of renewable energies and the reduction of the use of chemicals in the treatment of crops. As another innovation, we have the mechanization of Cameroon agriculture. You agree with us that we will not be able to give technical details
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The impacts of our idea will be visible on several points: No poverty: we want to reduce poverty by creating jobs in our community and in the rest of the world when our product expands. Good health and well-being: to allow everyone to live in good health and promote well-being, indeed the consumption of lemongrass has an immeasurable impact on health. Lemongrass treats the flu; it prevents cardiovascular diseases; it regulates the blood pressure ... Industry, innovation and infrastructures: Our project is a big industry that will see the day and thanks to the various technological advances, we will have with our project a mechanized agriculture which respects the standards and the international security standards. The industrial transformation and processing infrastructure of our product will be the result of using technological innovations. Ensuring access for all to reliable, sustainable and modern energy services at affordable cost the product we will build, will be in rural areas and in these areas the electrical energy is not accessible to all. Our social responsibility as a company will be to make available to the natives a source of power so that they also have access to it. Here is a summary of the impact our project will have on sustainable development.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
This project is the thought of a person who understood that the contributions of each other is a very good practice to obtain results. It is in this sense that we have set ourselves in a group to ripen it. In this group we have my person who is the project leader (project leader), we have an agronomist, a young graduate in banking and finance and a head of the Ministry of Agriculture that we consult from time to time years the framework of this project. For the moment, this is the central nucleus that is working on the project and in its launch phase, we will need other expertise. Proposed product: Lemongrass in packaged, The market: the product we offer will be unique in the global market. As if to say that competition has no place because we will be unique in the world market. The economic model: to make money, we will base our fight on several axes: to propose a finished product of very good quality, to have a commercial policy of proximity, to put forward the aspect health in the consumption of our product, put the price at affordable prices for all. Land: $ 30000 Acquisition and Installation of equipment: $ 50000 Infrastructures: $ 40,000 Production strategy: $ 15,000 / year Average material and human resources: $ 40,000 / year Marketing and communication strategy: $ 6000 / year National and International Development Strategy: $ 12,000 / year As sources of funding, we have among others: project members, the Ministry of Agriculture, the bank of small and medium enterprises, the national employment fund, donations and international organizations like this contest.
I am BEBIGUITEMONYE Hope Landry I am young Cameroonian 28 years old. I am engineer and telecommunication and ICT. When I was a student my dean always told us we are not trained to work for others but to create jobs for young Cameroonians. This is how I gained confidence and I started in entrepreneurship and the challenge of better project, like the Nescafe Youth Program, where I got an award with my team. When I was a boy in my village I did not know what AVC meant in my head that kind of thing did not exist because in the village I saw centenarians walk for miles. You know why ? That's what they did with their bodies, taking herbal tea like lemongrass each morning or when they had rum or cold. One day I asked myself the question while taking my tea in the morning would not it be possible to transform lemongrass like this tea that I am drinking? That's where the idea comes from. After a few days of reflection, I began researching the internet to see the benefits that lemongrass can bring to health, and I was pleasantly surprised. So I made the decision to get closer to some qualified people to definitely get into this project.