Culinary Schools in Bolivia and Colombia: Understanding and Improving Nutrition with Smartphones
THEME: Scaling Technology and Innovation for Agriculture
DATE: Monday, March 27
TIME: 2:45 PM
LOCATION: Ballroom 2
Through the Manq’a Project in Bolivia and Colombia, ICCO is working with the three most important groups in the food supply chain—small producers, cooks, and consumers—to create economic opportunities for disadvantaged youth, raise the incomes of farmers, and create and change consumer demand. Manq’a schools and their associated restaurants form the core of the project. At these schools, young men and women are trained as cooks and culinary entrepreneurs, gaining practical experience in the school-run restaurants, catering, and other food services. During their training as cooks, students use locally-sourced ingredients based on forgotten traditional cuisine and serve these products through their schools to consumers living in peri-urban areas. A mobile tool named Akvo Flow has been introduced to track and monitor local diet, provide real time information on food security and monitor the impact of the project.
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