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Food Security Initiative

Updated: Jun 13, 2020


Bermuda has long needed increased efforts toward food security, the unique opportunity that the pandemic has provided us to act with support from every sector is what I believe will allow it to emerge successfully.

 

Bermuda spends millions on the importation of food, contributing to economies and companies off island when we could be contributing to our own success and sustainability.

 

This is an ongoing project meant to evolve as we learn more and gather specialists in each field. The most important aspect of this will be community involvement, shared knowledge and resources. Please join our team in whatever capacity you're able by emailing nidusa.co@gmail.com.

Or contribute directly to our working document by following this link.

What this Initiative Aims to Achieve

  1. Empower individuals to cultivate food.

  2. Consolidate and develop educational and informative resources.

  3. Create a cyclic, closed loop local economy of food production and consumption.

  4. Co-ordinate and intertwine subsections of the existing community.

  5. Research and support the development of new methods, crops, and industries.

  6. Design systems which minimize food waste from farmers, grocery stores, and restaurants.

  7. Reduce environmental impact and degradation surrounding food industries.

  8. Design and support the development of co-operative structured food industries.

  9. Work with Governmental agencies and key stakeholders in the community to provide resources and secure funding.

Key Elements to Food Security

  1. Extensive Viability Assessments & Strategy

  2. Education & Informative Resources

  3. Minimize Negative Environmental Impacts

  4. Expanding Production & Industry

  5. Product Development & Packaging

  6. Mitigating Food Waste

  7. Co-operative Structures & Shared Resources

  8. Government Support, Funding, Waivers & Legislation

  9. Identifying Key Influencers

 

1. Extensive Viability Assessments & Strategy

Target the aspects of the industry that are likely to

  • Create the most jobs.

  • Contribute most to developing our local and cyclic economy.

  • Require minimal input with maximum output.

  • Will become most self sustainable.

2. Education & Informative Resources
  • Developing easily accessible Bermuda specific educational resources.

  • Consolidate and report existing information and aspects of industry.

  • Encourage recipe research, development and acceptance to minimize food waste, utilize foraged goods, or establish cultural acceptance.

3. Minimize Negative Environmental Impacts
  • Design cyclic system alternatives to address gaps in waste management

  • Develop best practices guides specific to various industries