• What challenge(s) apply to your project?

Reduce Agricultural Foodwaste in Switzerland.

  • Describe the problem and why we should care in 3-5 sentences.

Imperfect vegetables and fruits can not be sold in the typical supermarkets. Most of these imperfect yet perfectly edible products will end on a pile of compost or in a biogas-plant. It’s a complete waste of food and of energy that was invested in producing the food.

  • Describe your solution in 3-5 sentences.

Happy Farmer is an online shop that sell such imperfect vegetables and fruits. It has two main advantages to the current agricultural e-commerce shops: 1.environmental benefits 2.Economic incentive for the customers.

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  • Where did this project stand prior to the Climathon?

Concept stage.

  • Why do you think your project is relevant for the City of Zurich?

The demand for e-shopping for agricultural products is increasing in Zürich. People of Zürich value convenience and are willing to pay for it. Happy Farmer kills two flies in one:

  1. it reduces the foodwaste in Zürich and close-by areas and with it the consumption of energy and the production of CO2 emissions.

  2. It offers an extremely convenient shopping service


Launched this at The Climathon


How can citizens and households of Zurich be encouraged to buy and eat more climate-friendly food (less CO2 emissions) and to reduce food-waste?

Solutions should focus on the following:

  • Making use of existing product information about food so citizens can reduce carbon footprint when shopping
  • Avoiding food-waste in the households due to easy to use solutions

Questions about this challenge can be posted in the #FoodForClimate channel

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