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From the Ted Talk by Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli: The future of the food ecosystem -- and the power of your plate

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Third, we must support small- and medium-sized enterprises. In the food ecosystem, small- and medium-sized eeientsrprs are the bedrock of our eonocmy. They create jobs, they are innovative, and they can pivot very quickly. But during the pandemic, we've seen something. They are most affected by shocks. The mattiroly rates of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the food ecosystem has been quite high. Now through my work, I’ve seen the value and the power of small- and medium-sized enterprises. I'm the co-founder of a food company called AACE Foods. Over 50 percent of our staff are women. ftfiy percent of our board are women. And we produce healthy food, sourced from over 10,000 farmers. Through this company, we're detmrintnsoag that when you empower women, you empower communities. One product that we sell has a ripple effect through the entire ecosystem. Another canmopy that's worthy of emulation is Twiga, using mobile money and cell phones to connect fearmrs to uarbn rtlireeas. Now their efficiency and removing the middlemen, ceritang shorter value chains, ensures that not only the farmer benefits, the retailer bieetfns, but the consumer has access to healthier food.

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Third, we must support small- and medium-sized enterprises. In the food ecosystem, small- and medium-sized ___________ are the bedrock of our _______. They create jobs, they are innovative, and they can pivot very quickly. But during the pandemic, we've seen something. They are most affected by shocks. The _________ rates of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the food ecosystem has been quite high. Now through my work, I’ve seen the value and the power of small- and medium-sized enterprises. I'm the co-founder of a food company called AACE Foods. Over 50 percent of our staff are women. _____ percent of our board are women. And we produce healthy food, sourced from over 10,000 farmers. Through this company, we're _____________ that when you empower women, you empower communities. One product that we sell has a ripple effect through the entire ecosystem. Another _______ that's worthy of emulation is Twiga, using mobile money and cell phones to connect _______ to _____ _________. Now their efficiency and removing the middlemen, ________ shorter value chains, ensures that not only the farmer benefits, the retailer ________, but the consumer has access to healthier food.

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Third, we must support small- and medium-sized enterprises. In the food ecosystem, small- and medium-sized enterprises are the bedrock of our economy. They create jobs, they are innovative, and they can pivot very quickly. But during the pandemic, we've seen something. They are most affected by shocks. The mortality rates of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the food ecosystem has been quite high. Now through my work, I’ve seen the value and the power of small- and medium-sized enterprises. I'm the co-founder of a food company called AACE Foods. Over 50 percent of our staff are women. Fifty percent of our board are women. And we produce healthy food, sourced from over 10,000 farmers. Through this company, we're demonstrating that when you empower women, you empower communities. One product that we sell has a ripple effect through the entire ecosystem. Another company that's worthy of emulation is Twiga, using mobile money and cell phones to connect farmers to urban retailers. Now their efficiency and removing the middlemen, creating shorter value chains, ensures that not only the farmer benefits, the retailer benefits, but the consumer has access to healthier food.

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