The 2019 Closing the Gap Report states that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander natives have a lower life expectancy, an average of 10-17 years, than non-indigenous Australians. Nutrition has been cited as the key contributor to preventable health challenges, and yet 22% of indigenous people report not having enough food to eat.
Food Ladder, a not-for-profit, came up with an innovative solution to address this nutrition gap by empowering those facing food security and nutrition crises. Environmentally sustainable technologies were put in place to provide communities with access to fresh, nutrient-rich produce while simultaneously creating social enterprises that deliver economic, health, education and employment outcomes. The road block for the organization was, the communities were often far-flung and hence difficult to provide resources, teach and monitor. This is where TCS leveraged its technology capital.