FOOD SECURITY JUGAAD
THE URGENT NEED FOR BUILDING
RESILIENT URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS
IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
The COVID-19 pandemic has made obvious that public health includes all, emphasising the dire need to improve living conditions and secure basic necessities for the most vulnerable within our cities.
Modern food systems have been failing on many levels for decades; environmentally, socially, and economically.
We propose the widespread construction of indoor, outdoor and rooftop garden plots, community gardens, greenhouses, and other appropriate forms of urban farming, in shared community spaces, alongside upcycling and food processing facilities to provide opportunities for packaging, storage and to reduce unnecessary food wastage.
Our tool to meet this challenge is a Food Security "Jugaad" - a Hindi term referring to a creative, non-conventional, frugal "hack": to innovate with meagre resources.
EMINENT GIRLS COLLEGE, TONK, RAJASTHAN
On Friday June 5th, we held a mini-hack exploring some potential ideas that could help the students develop food gardens at the college campus. Our ideas are to explore frugal hacks that can inspire the students to become creative and realize their ideas to make the campus more resilient as well as being an engaging and pleasant location for learning.
The presentation can be downloaded here: