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Food SenseTour West Africa

Food SenseTour West Africa

An innovation tour to support + connect innovative agri-food entrepreneurs

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January 19, 2017 at 23:59
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August 13, 2016 - January 19, 2017

CALL FOR INNOVATIVE AGRI-FOOD ENTREPRENEURS AND PROJECTS IN BURKINA FASO, SENEGAL AND CÔTE D’IVOIRE

MakeSense is launching an innovation tour to discover, connect + support innovative entrepreneurs with solutions for a sustainable and secure food system in West Africa. An innovation tour to discover, connect + support innovative entrepreneurs with solutions for a sustainable and secure food system in West Africa.

One in three people in Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from Hunger, whilst 40% of the food produced is lost or wasted. Climate change and population increase seem to be unsurmountable challenges to ensure food security for the African continent. Food systems around the world are sick – from production over the transformation and distribution to the consumption of produce and food.

HOWEVER, SOLUTIONS TO THESE CHALLENGES EXIST, ALL THEY NEED IS SUPPORT AND VISIBILITY.

The mission of this tour is thus to identify social entrepreneurs, to mobilise support-communities around them, to give them visibility and to kick-start a West African movement for food security innovation!

Capital Destinations in 3 countries: Dakar-Ouagadougou-Abidjan

  • Are you a social entrepreneur with innovative solutions to agriculture or food issues in one of the tours’ countries?
  • Are you a citizen ready to get engaged and learn key innovation, business and challenge-solving skills ?
  • Are you interested in partnering with us or co-hosting events in your location to connect local ecosystems  or do you know people we should meet in one of those countries ?

Get in touch here and join the movement: www.makesense.org

All our workshops and events are open and free of charge !


The Food SenseTour Africa is powered by MakeSense:   a global organisation that has already mobilised 25 000 people for social innovation and entrepreneurship. 1200 members around the world identify social entrepreneurs, mobilize volunteers to help them with operational and innovation challenges of their business and mobilise various actors to achieve more impact together.A SenseTour is one of our tools to identify entrepreneurs and mobilize new communities around a particular topic.

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