2021-04-30 13:11:34

30 Apr 2021 @ 13h00 - SA Harvest

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so let's get into the country experiencing it for its worst jobs crisis many ever going hungry there is a solution harvest sa is celebrating its delivering five million meals think this comment phenomenal as five million meals delivered in just eighteen months rescuing and all through food that would have gone to waste very often i'm sure you wonder if got a little bit of food you've you've got left and only now want to give it to just scrape it into happens the bin what to that food while a landfill it goes to goes to waste and somebody is somewhere going hungry on founder the line is the and ceo at sa harvest allan high brady allan good afternoon welcome to seventy-two basis almost universal test more about sa harvest fascinating sars so over companies that are months eighteen months about eighteen ago ago we have a deep relationship with all harvest in australia sixteen for years with no delivered about and forty one hundred million meals in the time with the fact that organisational for many years the kids and i gave my word start that i something to help the situation country in our is quite phenomenal because think very they've been very says very so very success successful but how do you how do you get people to hand over their process food what's the because like i said in my introduction you have your supper mere scooped filled news just the rest into the bin and that's a waste we are absolutely alters the household woes south africa was not really high the of on the worst come from the old system because all developing countries this will fundamentally we are food the household food the household waste is not well great not much nearly as as in developed countries because just here we in households people to what scratch to e they have but a comes lot of ways from the whole rest of the future or moola from agriculture where there's enormous the ways amount through to manufacturing and retailing how we so collect the food answer your question is by wrestling from retailers and from those farmers have a factors that for whatever reason would have gone wasted we do deal them with we collect that food whether the expiry it's from date or whether it doesn't the profile fit if it's been a millimetre small to it doesn't fit the profile the carrot slightly twista prefer a lot is of stuff that just available incredible when when we we think talk about about it it out out wasted but we do the deal we collected in refrigerated vehicles and we deliver to beneficiaries then themselves these are community based organizations see and millions of people every day then just described your distribution network because are you nationwide this must be quite something to collect of this all food you would need trucks trucks hundred percent hundred percent versus zero working khumalo the tracking what did trucks and one b facilities and one its storage facilities and so but the bottom line is this is so the problem views it so massive buying folks who more never never be the solution solution looks the is really really logistics solution to stay sticking in south africa twenty million go to sleep people hungry every ten renewable people rollout of money do so we have million people thirteen fifty percent of our population are in who various degrees food vulnerable astounding pay and that's that's the reason is the fact that ten million time ten million tons of waste every year the question raises the question of is that there is a surplus becomes it a logistical problems so get one has to reduce that waste very local level and get that food that was going to waste because the people who needed can't will of they buy enough trucks nobody can the court that amount of trucks nobody solution solution a solution that are we very are involving very involving that we is a digital one starting to is understand where the people food are who need where the people who can give food are linking them in a collaborative ways the food space putting them together through a digital platform which we are spending a lot of money do in the end of the business school logistics solution to this whole thing sounds interesting interesting arise if you if do you that do that if on your cyber matthey's your starts plotting the certain centres does that then how work do people a facility go to go to a central point they can get where food so well organised is those giving food out as a three get to know that people in the community when quickly from our perspective we local we d organisations these organisations at the moment we hundred a beneficiaries and what we do very reverse the beneficiaries very carefully so that that the food we know that we grew to be looked after is going that remain it's going to so which is meant fazila industry going to be is given to the people we that giving to the there is no of the food standing afterwards the making businesses of it a out n organisation apart but work it a sounds like it works to move around ask you a little bit the cellphone reception not too good how many people in your are company just sticks explain sort the the layout of of your company can't be doing because you this on your own goes into what this revised signalled better go a little bit fresh yes the company give you just to some perspective eighteen months ago was we there driver door money seeing them started this we thing of the eighteen months we later qualified people in the organisation we have a total c branches we have a vehicle or many vehicles that we use the basis logistical we have several volunteers work for us of various level marketing on the on planning so that the organisation course does it and of we wouldn't be able to be um do what we do with benefactors first thing i or secondly partners the natal footwork the footwork how can corporates gets involved listening this radio interview to in their thinking know we have well you our restaurant chain we have our food distribution and of food that there is a bit could be given open over given what exactly can they can they do well any level right from the good us holders in carlo website also harvested all hold of us get they'll see be part how they can of the first at the end of the day everybody can do something we look for contribution main ways firstly three firstly quite also help secondly help and impossible thirdly in because people have if got people have got help help us volunteer us their i think it's a critical part of the operating i'm talking about soup kitchens i'm thinking about coming along now and it's getting very called you speak about organising the distribution but of food would you perhaps also organise soup would you perhaps kitchens organise something people can go like that where down and think is writes alon going to be there and some food for me he's got okay so excellent question that's an excellent question that's an mean because i in the end of the day by the food rescuing indices that we work enjoy the and system the level of participation could we be regarded as the good story to get that's going to wait on we disturbing food whole foods and we're very careful make sure that to there's no balance um what we what we deliver we deliver when you don't don't actually beneficiary them we all the way deliver is delivered to people who cook meals we don't do that we resort of bulk wholesale prices like like that many we have third key things soup that we were a kitchens and other things very closely that we work with government participation been with your process of the a getting involved with you design thinking about the grants of and fifty rand three hundred that comes today to an end has there been any sort of cross pollination to say arrive it's good to have you allan let's help you as well bottom the line clothing at the moment will require the we c because there is a surplus to it's the show a choking helping crisis the because otherwise people will literally starvation die of many people but that's for sure sekhukhune seven a bill of rights very is everybody clearly that right in south africa to see a lot more the more palpable that that's not the government is not fulfilling the promise of the constitution is the mean government did not that first we do have to the resources because i mean one it could be excluded from the government is there no than four less million tons this worsen is going to resources are those are matters massive usable fulfilling with basic human rights and i from suppose the public's point of also all view we can still gets involved if somebody want to help you does how can they contact you and maybe have your website address is allan still with us self it's a very bad online there we go your website i was saying address and perhaps if somebody to get in contact wants with you what they do can over firstly our website at www dot sa harvest start or and honestly i went when when we say what can do this you is the full gamut that people of things can do from helping in food finding bonuses helping distributing the food we able to put people in touch with what were talking you earlier soup kitchens kitchens and people have beneficiate and people the food marketing helping in programmes and one element is helping asserts because sa harvest takes referred recently in of understanding terms the market those that we're working and in terms of developing a watertight argument so that we can work with the government to ensure that sexual point seven fulfilled a is that's interesting just tell us more research about are where are where your areas your of areas of concern what concern noticed have you i'm sure you thinking to solve this this area a this area be this where we need to concentrate is on well so absolutely i mean research let me go a step back waters what i've following what we found there's a lot of data with we work which use in many ways local sometimes the data that the data that back we goes twenty years and at the moment the key thing happening firstly we working on sort of that company in accepted to that we're starting see hello we're starting to see that we being guided by a reality that's not the through the other the we other thing that went that's interesting everybody everybody's very complimentary about what we and our colleagues space in this and and i mean i think we expect that that we will do work really good but there are lots of inefficiencies within the space fell because these low date up to data that moves receiving what what receiving they them down this invent what's been happening at certain beneficiaries i are do think getting from from or two or three three donors and the beneficiary half road a mile down the is getting nothing and then it be trying to example might but saying is what i am that the industry in itself need will to be disrupted on sa harbours company is really working hard really investing a lot of money in developing a digital platform got people all we've over the world and world we got got people people in in then we the the uk uk people have people in violent the usa who are helping in in in developing information the information need that we really to make this thing work like real business like a and businesses should work what concerns me is when thinking about unemployment country and it's in this just getting worse and worse when it comes to being i hungry i probably think would probably would think that it that would it match that what are you seeing in other words in three years from now from where do we sit we lie where do first can't read the more general long very on so i space i got into the was in business for many years got into the space rating allowing of because it took a lot the time to but my point is i see it's absolutely unbelievable how many people do so much good work in south africa and really what i'm finding that people are basically gatvol of what's going on the been corruption the non delivery i see and that the ngo space is motivated really and i believe i really do believe that it we're able to get this thing operating whole a angola on a on proper industry proper industries scale with proper information proper and motivation and organisation the mvno space actually will be the main influence government saving the of the school i think i think of those they understand one the bone the m but without space people will good truly to death in the industry in south africa so when with great the n pay it's phasing that saving them the government in in in in essence we complacent so we'll don't worry we'll leave it to this sort of you see that's the problem is that when do step into you the breach a little bit than others get lazy absolutely correct percent one hundred but i think that we again talk i about wasn't company they harvest we i mean believe in collaboration we are but we are receive working see working chose it the that the dsi is vital because they otherwise people need but end under which is our mission we have could start creating this process will then so the real power mean the because i end then goes of their powers the real power the government to say look time to wake up it was very small when covid crime i mean theme there were still matters procedure thirty million people do came covid and very quickly it exacerbated this amazing it was amazing people world cup we raised we lots of money to our colleague of lots money everybody suddenly some away fact to the that people were staffing ordered day before that the covid there were thirteen staffing million people i mean where where they then on by the way where are they well covid because covid cos plus total a plus we don't february see them this whole problem is going to sleep again it there we'll have to leave brady founder and ceo harvest of sa great to have the um seventy-two thank you thank you so much a thanks a lot so i'd like to hear from what are you doing you to conserve and safe food what are you doing if end of your meal at the you've got a bit left overdue have some novel idea that you do is something to save to save food a and bit give the food and a give bit of somebody else it to some it to and islands quite right i remember when covid-19 hits was sort lockdown of level five in march last year and all of a sudden the people the road the at the side of to people that you would give and used to see them lights all of at traffic a sudden they doubled tripled people got hungry hungry very very quickly you have some ab solutions for us double one