Updated Feb 22, 2021

Ikoumbou Bertin

Development of basin Congo's products in the form of food or food supplements

In the African context, the standardization and certification of forest products is an innovation because these products are 99% of the time consumed in their raw state either as food or as medicines, we seek to transform them to secure populations in terms of dosage, quality and packaging to allow the greatest number to consume them. As far as food products are concerned, we want to adapt Afri...
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In the African context, the standardization and certification of forest products is an innovation because these products are 99% of the time consumed in their raw state either as food or as medicines, we seek to transform them to secure populations in terms of dosage, quality and packaging to allow the greatest number to consume them. As far as food products are concerned, we want to adapt African cooking methods with industrial manufacturing to preserve African flavours and originality. We intend to manufacture 100% organic products by identifying the active ingredients of each product to manufacture food supplements to reduce the occurrence of non-communicable diseases. Our project aims to build climate resilience by increasing the forest cover with new plantations of trees and plants considered essential to feed humans and animals while sequestering large amounts of CO2.
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pre- Feasability studies , artisanal prototypes , biodiversity databank under development

Focus Areas:

Food Safety and Standards, Processing & Production, Entrepreneurship and 1 MoreSEE ALL

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Implemented In:

Gabon

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2,500,000
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Country Implemented In
2,500,000
Customers
7
Employees
$1,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

821 million people are now hungry and more than 150 million children are stunted, threatening the Zero Hunger goal. The Covid-19 is threatening humanity for lack of medicines .

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Solution

Our company aims to develop food products and food supplements based on organic products from the primary forests of the Congo Basin, these products have not only very important nutritional properties, but also curative properties. These products help prevent diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. to fight hunger, malnutrition, obesity, , anaemia and Covid 19. .Cultural impact This project will have a leverage effect in terms of promoting cultural industries in Africa because the enhancement of African culture also involves the promotion of traditional uses and technologies, products and consumption patterns.

Target Beneficiaries

Our beneficiaries are malnourished children, adults suffering from hunger, obesity, anaemia etc... Rural populations will be financially empowered through forest product collection activities and young people will find sustainable jobs.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to fight poverty, hunger, malnutrition and non-communicable diseases. We believe that the natural resources of the Congo Basin are an alternative to the problem of slash-and-burn agriculture that ravages millions of hectares of forest in Africa. The valorization of these products will be a source of income for the populations and will serve as an advocacy tool to better preserve biodiversity. Our objective is to set up an intelligent and inclusive collection system. For the sustainability of our project, we will set up a program to plant trees considered essential in the production chain, or in danger of extinction. We plan to plant 100,000 hectares of forest over 10 years, in the hope of sequestering nearly 100,000,000 tons of CO2 per year. This program will allow us to domesticate these products to support production while facilitating the work of picking and transporting the products.

Competitive Advantage

We are the only ones to offer African products on our own market, this situation gives us an advantage over our competitors because these products are missing in urban populations and only rural people still consume them in a traditional way without transformation or standardization These populations are exposed to several dangers, including viruses transmitted by animals such as primates and bats, and there is no such thing as drug dosages.

Planned Goals and Milestones

The future of our innovation is immense as we will find new, diversified and relevant solutions to treat malnutrition and non-communicable diseases while bringing new food products to the market to reduce hunger. The Congo Basin forest is full of billions of tons of natural products that rot each year, which can be used to limit slash-and-burn agriculture that seriously pollutes the atmosphere. Our project will enable us to understand the transmission of pathogens between plants, animals and humans, animals, plants and humans and between animals and humans.
Funding Goal1,000,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1,500,000
New Implemented CountriesCameroon
RecruitOur team is composed of a plant biotechnology specialist, a botanist, an agroforestry specialist, a biochemist, a phytochemist, a designer, a cook and a sales representative.
New Featuredevelopment of food supplements capable of strengthening the hymunitary system, reducing fat and sugar levels.

The Team Behind the Innovation

We work with a full professor of biochemistry, a doctor in agroforestry, a Master2 in vegetal biotechnology , a designer, a cook and a sales representative

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Oct 2019
Lives Impacted
2,500,000
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Gabon

Supporting Materials

concept-note-BIO-Natura-Gabon-PDF-orientation-null.pdf
Report-of-activities-related-to-BIO-Natura-GABON-orientation-null.pdf
tude-de-faisabilit-sur-les-produits-forestiers-1-orientation-null.pdf