The Food Shelter project has been endorsed by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. It was created in response to the UK Government plans to contribute to social development programs in poorer countries, with particular focus on children’s malnutrition.
The core aim of our project is to address the problem of food being wasted due to lack of adequate shelter. We have researched how palm leaf-friendly countries can use palm to build bigger structures, thereby by creating the food shelters to maintain supplies for local communities through lean seasons.
We are combining the best of western engineering with the best of local, eco-friendly, traditional building materials. Long term application of this approach could also be utilised for the construction of other community structures such as clinics, schools and refugee camps.
The research for this project has been done in collaboration with
3 ideas Ltd, Buro Happold and Imperial College London.
Food Shelter is non-political project.