Stage 3
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English
Action
Beginner
Follow the Food: An Interactive Detective Story

Short thesis

It’s breakfast time. Agya Koo Nimo, his wife Kyeiwaa and their child Paapa are on a mission to trace back the origin of the heavenly pineapples they enjoy every morning. But how? Be prepared to learn about how IT solutions can increase the transparency of supply chains, and join experts in developing an efficient and affordable solution based on open source.

Description

Agya Koo Nimo and his wife Kyeiwaa like pineapples. Every morning they form part of their healthy breakfast. They mainly buy organic and fair trade certified products at a premium price, and therefore enjoy a healthy and quality product. One day, their child Paapa asks them how such a heavenly fruit could ever find its way to their home. They decide to follow up on this issue: Who is the creator of this fantastic product? They start an inquiry, moving up the value chain… to the local supermarket owner, the wholesaler, the transporter, the processor and finally the farmer(s) who supplied the pineapples. At least that’s the plan. But how can he really trace back where the product comes from?

A story of perseverance and the desire of information and knowledge!

In this interactive theatre play, the audience will assist the family to find out about the obstacles in tracing an agricultural product. They will accompany their search using their own smartphones. Be prepared to learn about how IT solutions can increase the transparency of supply chains, and join experts in developing an efficient and affordable solution based on open source. Meet people who want to improve the traceability of Ghanaian products… to open up new markets for Ghanaian companies, for economic growth, more job creation and practicable IT solutions.