Ensuring all children have access to high-quality nutrition
We are working with our technological partners, Fab Lab Peru, to test the social impact of a new food production and consumption model based on the combination of disruptive technologies including 3D printing and food lyophilization. We are exploring its potential to eradicate child malnutrition and allow for an inclusive participation of small farmers in international markets.
Technology in development
WHY THIS MATTERS
Undernutrition contributes to nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 years of age. This represents a tragic loss of about 3 million young lives every year. Undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections and contributes to delayed recovery. Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can also lead to stunted growth, which is irreversible and associated with impaired cognitive ability and reduced school and work performance. – Unicef. Read More
WHAT WE ARE DOING ABOUT IT
We are creating and testing a new model for food production, distribution and consumption that allows equal access to personalized nutrition for all, while promoting sustainable agricultural practices in developing countries.
OUR INNOVATIVE APPROACH
Using the key principles of design thinking and systems change frameworks, we are creating:
A 3D printer that uses high nutrition-filled cartridges, redefining the food experience and personalizing nutrition.
FarmLabs that empower local farmers to extend the lifetime of their products 20 times, without losing its organoleptic and nutritional properties and reducing the weight of the products up to 80% using lyophilized techniques.
An online marketplace and distribution channel that allows small farmers to have a global reach.
OUR MOONSHOT VISION
We want to positively impact the nutrition of more than 10 million children globally within the next 10 years, reducing chronic malnutrition by 50% at the local level. This would be made possible as a result of the increasing introduction of these printers in the schools and community centers.