EatWell Africa

Published on April 12, 2016 um 23:50

Explain your idea in details:

One of the major problems faced by most countries in the world, most especially the developing and underdeveloped countries is Malnutrition. Sustainable Development Goals "No Hunger" and "Good Health" are ettled towards solving this problem. Good health can be achieved by implementing a number of practices of which consuming balanced diet is one. Malnutrition has incapacitated the future leaders of countries battling with this problem, it has and is still claiming live. The common malnutrition problems are Micronutrients Deficiency, Protein-Energy Manutrition. EatWell Africa has taken the bold step of repackaging a natural product which solves one of the greatest problems posed to mankind-Malnutrition;which is the packaging of Locust Beans into cubes. Locust beans is a rich source of sugar,protein,ash,Vitamin A and Vitamin C. With 67.3% carbohydrate and 6.56% protein, locust beans combat the problem of Protein-Energy Malnutrition; enriched with Vitamin A- it solves a heart breaking yearly occurence of Vit A deficiency related blindness which occurs in about 250,000-500,000 children(WHO '16). With Vit C, Locust Beans serves as an anti-oxidant and promotes wound healing. Since Locust Bean Tree is widely distributed in Nigeria, EatWell Africa enjoys the advantage of harvesting the Locust bean pods in the SouthWestern part of Nigeria. This technology embracing packaging technique breaks the barrier of inavailability of the tree in other countries. Locust Beans packaged into cubes can be used as a seasoning in cooking culturally cherished dishes in Africa and across the world. Locust Beans has been tested and found useful in managing hypertension-a leading cause of preventable deaths across the world(Bioline International). over the years, preservation of Locust Beans has largely been by drying it which fails in preserving it over a long period of time. Packaging of Locust Beans into cubes by EatWell Africa,problem is solved, makes the product durable, without reducing its nutritional value.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The target population of Packaged Locust Beans is the world with more emphasis on continents with high prevalence of Vit A deficiency ( Africa and South Asia). The success of this innovation can be measured by the drastic reduction in Vit A deficiency and Vit A deficiency related eye problems. The success of this innovation would also encourage young minds in unraveling the wealth of combining Agriculture with Technology. The innovation will also salvage the wealth of environment, Health and Industry.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Packaging of Locust beans involves the harvesting of Locust Bean pods, drying the seeds(beans) and packaging them into cubes by engaging the usage of Machines. Implementation would pass through the following stages;

1. Siting: The industry would be located in Ekiti State, Nigeria, with a wide distribution of African Locust Bean Trees, hence, making the raw material available.

2. Market Strategy: Since the product would be the first of its kind in the Global market, awareness would be made via social networks, T.V adverts, Street awareness and also, liaisons would be made with reputable Organizations to promote the acceptance of the product by the Public.

3. Technology Exploration: The packaging would be done by machines, making work faster and supply of the product would be sustained in the Global Market.

This innovation would be sustained by;

1. Planting of African Locust Bean Trees: This would be done on the long-run to ensure the continuous supply of the raw material.

2. Maintaining relationships with notable organizations like WHO, UNICEF and others would help to further develop trust in the product and this will make the product acceptable to grassroots of each country.

3. Having branches in other countries to avoid very little supply compared to the high demand placed on the product in the world Market

Your profile

Oludare Emmanuel hails from Ilesha-West, Osun State, Nigeria and was born into a family of Mr. & Mrs O. Fadare about 21 years ago. Oludare Emmanuel was brought up to be a dauntless, enterprising and God fearing. He is a 400L student in one of Nigeria's leading Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University, studying Nursing Science. He is focused, intelligent and obsessed by solving problems with knowledge acquired. He is respected for His invaluable leadership skills, problems-solving approach, enviable communication techniques. Motivated by Strive Masiyiwa and Dale Carnegie, Emmanuel has an unquenchable hunger for Business Expertise, Commitment to the Society and Leadership skills. He is a resource person in Associations in Nigeria.

Stage of Idea

planning stage

Locust Bean Tree

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Comments

August 25, 2016 14:26

what is the main country where you are thinking start your operations?

nice idea, please check the mine

August 20, 2016 13:09

This is a great idea comrade. It can transform Africa if implemented, and I support it by votes and comments. What to do is just don't give up!

June 15, 2016 11:41

Hi dear Oludare!

I find your idea really great! It's perspective, very creative and really relevant these days! I believe you will achieve success with it. I wish you good luck and vote for you.
Please check out my idea and please vote for me too if you find my idea interesting.

Cheers,
Anna

June 13, 2016 18:13

Hi, you have a good idea there THUMBS UP.
I have cast my vote for you!
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May 24, 2016 21:12

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AkejuTony

April 21, 2016 20:33

Most families in my region find locust beans a necessary food additive,with or without knowledge of its benefits. As a health professional, I knw there are more nourishments to derive from it. It is a novel initiative you have presented here. Now, my UK based uncle will have no worries about missing his favourite food ingredient.

April 15, 2016 06:32

It's a good idea and I wish you all the best in your endeavor. The children are the future and we must do all in our power to secure the next generation. Keep up the good work. I too look forward to your comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/daniellehwafe007/ideas/my-ideas/2963/

April 13, 2016 10:01

Vitamin A is very antioxidant and plays a role in many body functions. It promotes good vision and bone growth. It preserves the health of the skin and protects the body against infections.
it's important to think about children, the best way to protect them from these problems.
It's a nice idea!

I will be happy to read your comment to about my idea on my page, just by clicking on this link:
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Thanks!

April 13, 2016 04:10

Oludare, you have unveil one of the most delicate problem in children. Scholarship has also found that vit. A deficiency causes risk of infection in children under 10 and so you will be killing two birds with one stone. But want I to put across is that vitamin A is not recommended in certain amounts in pregnancy due to its terratogenic activity during those period. I would therefore crave your indulgence to find ways to putting this across so you could be sure of providing the vitamin A to those who need it only. I hope I am resourceful. Kind regards

April 13, 2016 01:27

Thanks for the review @Mr Jayson

April 13, 2016 00:56

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/2637/ .That is the proper link.Thanks in advance.

April 13, 2016 00:53

Locust bean is one of the most concentrated and balanced foods that can be grown.Also due to it's ability to tolerate dry conditions it is a great food source.Due to it's balance of many essential nutrients that are needed by the body it is an important source of food.I believe it is a great idea and you will be successful with it if you follow through.However things to look at is your target market saying the 'world' ,therefore you need to show the benefits that can be derived from the use of your product and how it can be incorporated into the daily lives of the consumers you wish the exported product serves.The success in your business shall rely on your marketing of what it can do be it medicinal, food etc.Continue the good work and I wish you the best with your endeavour.Please take the time to check out my idea UrClickcast https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/2637/.Take care.