CIRCULAR FOOD SYSTEMS FOR RWANDA
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CIRCULAR FOOD SYSTEMS
FOR RWANDA

The Circular Food Systems for Rwanda program aims to transform Rwanda’s food system to be more circular and sustainable by 2024.

Food is fundamental to our health, environment, society and economy, but today’s food system is wasteful, resource-intensive and polluting. 

Roughly one-third of food produced globally is lost or wasted, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year. Meanwhile, 800 million people worldwide don’t have enough to eat.

Building a circular economy for food, while operating within planetary boundaries, will be crucial to supporting the world’s growing population—an expected 9.7 billion people by 2050.

Three Principles of a Circular Economy for Food

Produce food in ways that regenerate nature
Reduce food loss and waste
Use commonly wasted resources productively

How will this program foster the growth of circular food practices in Rwanda?

Circular Food Systems for Rwanda aims to put these three principles into practice. A development fund will provide technical assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in implementing a circular business model or improving upon their current practices. At the same time, the program aims to create an enabling policy environment to catalyze system transformation.

Circular Food Systems for Rwanda is a partnership between several national, regional and global organizations. leaf

Realizing the goal of building a circular economy is a team effort.

Circular Food Systems for Rwanda is a partnership between several national, regional and global organizations.