• Agriculture
  • Supply Chain
  • Waste & Recycling

lot 14: Towards a circular food system in Rwanda


Co-initiated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) & Competence Center for Social Innovation at the University of St.Gallen (CSI-HSG)

Challenge Identification


How might we contribute to a circular food system in Kigali/Rwanda?

 

Please find an overview of the subchallenges below. The precisely formulated subchallenges can be viewed here.

Understand


Rwanda’s fast population growth and accelerated urbanization is increasing pressure on land, water, and food resources. In addition to this, our current linear food system is based on a ‘take-makewaste’ model that leads to extraction of finite resources, air pollution as well as soil and water contamination, harming not only the environment but also the human health.

A circular food system, in contrast, can keep products and materials in use, regenerate natural systems and reuse waste.

Innovation Sprint


36
participants
30
companies
6
ideas developed
6
proven business models

Business Design


6 ventures currently are in this phase

Market Pilot

Market Pilot


Business Operations

Business Operations