Food for Us: Reducing on-farm food waste through the use of a cell phone app
Food for Us was funded through the United Nation's One Planet Sustainable Lifestyles & Education Trust Fund, with additional financial support from the Government of Japan. Administered through Rhodes University's Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC) the project aimed to develop and trial a cell phone app in South Africa which contributes towards the alleviation of food insecurity and aids access to nutritious food in a country where significant food loss occurs on-farm in the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces. A strong research component ensured South African food waste and transformative learning capacity was also developed. We are currently identifying funding to embed the trial more widely across South Africa. pinpoint sustainability managed the 8-project partner team, and acted as a food loss and waste adviser. A report will be published in October 2018. Further information can be found at www.foodforus.co.za, including the app for download.