Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.
In the Caribbean bananas are everywhere, but are also very perishable. Also, those 30 to 40 percent of bananas that do not meet aesthetic export standards and are sold for less than they cost to produce or dumped. This is a lot of wastage. Why not preserve them? The first peoples used sundrying as a method to preserve many kinds of foods without chemicals, including bananas. The Caribbean has an abundance of bananas, and an abundance of sunshine. It's so basic, and so elementary, why has it not been done? This is a recreation of that, using technology to standardise the process, improve the efficiency, reduce wastage and increase the shelf life, all done sustainably without fossil fuels.
Select Sector(s): To which of Unilever's categories of sustainability does your solution apply?
Nutrition, Greenhouse Gases, Smallholder Farmers, Supply Chain Micro-entrepreneurs.