Lesson 1: Less is more!

Reducing food waste in a local community is an important problem that needs to be solved. To tackle this issue, there are several steps that we can take to develop an effective strategy. Let’s break them down:

  • Identifying the problem: First of all, we need to identify the specific challenges and context of the community, including the extent and causes of the food waste problem. That means conducting research and analysis to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issue.
  • Setting clear goals: Once we have identified the problem, the next step is to set clear and achievable goals & objectives that are tailored to the needs of the community. We should remember that these need to be ambitious but realistic and also aimed at making a tangible impact.
  • Focusing on the solutions: Now, we need to identify potential solutions and approaches to achieve the strategy’s goals and objectives. For example, reviewing existing research and best practices and seeking input from stakeholders & experts can be super-helpful.
  • Find solutions: When we want to reduce the amount of food we waste, the next thing we need to focus on is to figure out what experts think about it. This means talking to experts and looking at what others have done to reduce food waste.
  • Make a plan: Once we have gained some insight into what we can do, we need to make a plan. This plan should include what we’re going to do, when we’re going to do it, and who’s responsible for making it happen.
  • Put the plan into action: Finally, we need to actually start taking the actions we’ve planned. We’ll need to keep an eye on how well we’re doing and make changes if we need to. This way, we can make sure that we’re really making progress in reducing food waste.