Dr Donald Van Cooten, OnePlate Agricultural Scientist
At OnePlate, we believe that funding sustainable food projects can be a powerful means of transforming a community. Empowering the local communities we work with by developing their capacity and encouraging self-reliance are defining characteristics of our approach and impact.
While the projects we invest in abroad provide organic and nutritional food sources for children and their families, they also provide a way to educate and empower communities with the necessary knowledge and skillsets to be self-sufficient in growing and securing their own food. In the long-term, this creates significant impact on the health and wellbeing of those in the greatest of need.
Another vital aspect of our work is the renewed sense of hope, meaning and purpose that comes about because of the creative, hands-on nature of our projects. Our urban farms, rooftop gardens, and agricultural workshops symbolise a unique connection to time and place which can often become a therapeutic outlet, especially for children in our projects who have lived on the streets.
Turn one plate into a supply for life.
Each year over 9 million people die of hunger-related causes. There are a lot of good solutions waiting to be implemented, they just need to be funded. OnePlate has spent a lot of time researching the best projects to maximise donor impact. For this reason, OnePlate is committed to sponsoring…
Meet Oneplate’s ‘food Scientist’ - Dr Donald Van Cooten.
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