CHALLENGE #10 Sustainable solution to chronic diseases like diabetes through organic farming
Mentor: Mohammed Nayeem
Around 15.5% of the adult population of Qatar is suffering from diabetes. 55 million people have diabetes in the MENA region and it is estimated that by 2045 this will rise to 108 million. Medicines are effective but not without their side-effects. What the region needs right now are more natural and organic solutions that boost the immunity of the human body and at the same time protect against chronic diseases like diabetes,
What we are looking for are farming techniques feasible to arid regions that will
- Increase the green cover of Qatar and maintain sustainability
- Grow organically without artificial enhancers
- Contribute to the fight against diabetes with organic supplements
A winning solution would cater to all the criteria – build a sustainable model of farming on one hand, combat diabetes through superfoods on the other hand.