Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
No Hunger cooperative
Explain your idea in details:
The objective of my organization (NHC) is to eradicate hunger in nations like Yemen-15.9million, DR Congo-15.6million, Afghanistan-11.3 million, Venezuela-9.3 million, Ethopia-8million, South Sudan-7million, Syria-6.6million, Sudan-5.9million, Northern Nigeria-5million. Source from www.bbc.com. My organization (NHC) will be partnering with public and private sectors . We will accept skilled farmers in agricultural area with aleast two plot of land and animal husbandry,a farmer with aleast 200 live animals. Our objective is to create wealth and to make agricultural activities attractive and lucrative. We will explain and induce government to pay 2% of their GDP to NHC bank. NHC will use government cooperation as leverage to entice investors. My organization will organise investors and agric entrepreneurs to induce and encourage farmers both big and medium. NHC stands as an unifying factor and form the three major stalkholders,(farmers, investors, government), to form a loose organization that will create food, finished products and wealth. All the above ceteris paribus will eradicate hunger. NHC will contact the government and in conjunction with them organise investors forum where the aims, benefits and long-term visions of our organization will be discussed. Such benefits will include tax breaks, guaranteed on loans and provisions of collaterals for the investors.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Farmers. * To enrich their lives *To encourage farmers to become bigger and large scale *It will give agricultural science worth to study. *To help farmers easily sell their goods profitably. *It will encourage prospective farmers to cultivate more. Hunger ravaged nations *It will help them become independently rich of food. *It will reduce malnutrition in such countries. *It will help their government fulfill their duties. *It will help citizens of such countries value locally planted food and stop this countries from becoming dumping ground. *It will boost such countries agricultural mechanisation. Investors. * It help them make profit while eradicating hunger.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
In most of this hunger ravaged nations, the land is owned by the indigenes. The implication of this is that interested individuals and entrepreneurs in farming do not have access to large expanse of areable land. Therefore, agricultural mechanisation is almost impossible. My organization will attract big and medium scale investors to acquire a minimum of 200 acres of land through the government since it is for public use. Apart from access to areable land, finance is a major hindrance to large scale farming in the 'hungry nations'. NHC will encourage interested investors with minimum of$1million to invest in farming, their investment will be guaranteed by the national and regional government. My organization will strongly recommend the establishment of a multi-national agricultural bank. The shareholders of such bank will be the government of the so called 'hungry nations'. Each will contribute 2% of their GDP to the bank. The bank will then provide long-term loans to farmers and agric entrepreneurs in such countries. In underdeveloped country, it is said that 60% of their food is wasted. This is because there is lack of storage, they don't have the ability to turn excess food into finished product and insects and pests destroy crops in the farm. In NHC, our investors will provide farmers with land, funds, fertilizer and other means of production. They then buy the farmers produce. The farmers pay for the resources given to them as they harvest their crops and sell. They will also pay for the provided tools instalmentally. This will encourage both farmers and investors. It will be one big happy family under a loose organizational structure. Farmers would have their own cooperative which is profit making and investors would have their own limited liability companies which are expected to make profit and of course, government would regulate all of them.
I am a student of Federal Science and Technical college. I am 15 years old. I live in Lagos, Nigeria. Two months ago, during the pandemic I was bored so I went online and started looking for things to involve myself into. I got into blogging which is interesting, then digital marketing. Why I'm saying this is because my idea growth involve marketing and the fastest way to market is online, which I am getting good at. It is my idea biggest support. Secondly, what motivated me to this idea is that my dad is a modern farmer, he owns a farm, employs workers and supervises them. Many people see him as a boss but little do they know he rents land, he doesn't have unlimited access to areable land, he employs workers that uses manual tools like cutlass which uses much labour, the workers then charge him more, he is a pensioner, he doesn't have access to funds. This is what got me thinking about my idea.