Project overview

A digital community ecosystem connecting central kitchens, drivers and small holder farmers to improve diets of school children in Tunisia.


The problem

Nearly half the world’s schoolchildren in low- and middle-income countries eat a daily meal at school. About 73 million primary schoolchildren living in extreme poverty do not have access to national school feeding programmes and are most likely not receiving most of the other essential school health interventions. 

In addition, 400 to 550 million smallholder farmers have unequal access to sustainable markets, and transportation and there is a huge information gap regarding these areas.


The solution

The project aims to digitalise the school food procurement system and provide smallholder farmers access to schools through a network of local transporters. Last Mile Ecosystem ensures a shorter and quicker food supply chain of fresh food. The project team is working on a digital ecosystem tool which will empower multi-sectoral government entities to connect diverse actors in the food system to improve the diets of school-aged children. Through this digital innovation, the project aims to boost smallholder farmers livelihood by giving them access to schools and transportation. 

Digital app


The way forward

The project aims to 1) co-create a digital solution with stakeholders; 2) test this solution through prototyping  and 3) replicate the solution at the national level and eventually, hand it over to the government when ready. 

Photo by Rein Skullerud

Last updated: 15/10/2021