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A major issue here in Nigeria is the transportation of the food items from their various farms ton the city centers
where they can be sold for good value.

We lose a significant volume of the food produced to every year to bad transportation system, storage, and a general ineffective
farmer to customer system. Ethnic crisis, natural disasters, and a general
migration to the cities have affected food production.

I know the problem of solving the food crisis is large, almost discouraging to the point of making me wonder if this
isn’t just a stupid dream, an exercise.

But here’s one thing I can do, build water proof bags, I know but if the objective is to save one person’s life, then
that’s what I’d do. We lose a lot of out grain to water, well not water really
just bad packaging I guess. The loose comes as a result of packing the grains
in semi-porous bags.

So I redesign the bags to have the same strength, and volume, but have water proof quality from a material that is
biodegradable or recyclable. I’d also institute a refund system for collecting
the used bags.

I take it with this can help one farmer, sell more of his produce, maybe help one family preserve their grain for longer and effectively
save a life.

Its simple it’ll Save one Person, It uses enhances a local practice.

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Comment by Starling on April 2, 2010 at 9:32pm
Great idea, good insight. Moving food around in a useful way is such a big issue.
Comment by BrainStampede on April 5, 2010 at 1:14am
Really interesting to understand the practicalities of the issues faced locally. Please keep posting!
Comment by BrainStampede on April 8, 2010 at 11:18am
Actually, Damilola, I mentioned this to a group that puts out a transport newsletter each week (on Tuesdays) and they were really interested. If you would like to write an article about this and send it to me it would be circulated next week. I would need it by Monday tho! They are also going to be involved in the event that I am running here in Melbourne about transforming Third World cities with Lagos as a pilot project.


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