The problem: Hunger

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Elon Musk says, in essence

he will finance the solution

if someone has a feasible concept.

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Erwin Ballis' solution:

a sustainable idea

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The problem: Hunger


people suffer from hunger every day.


of them in rural regions around the world.

Every 13 sec.

a child under the age of 5 dies

»If WFP can describe on this Twitter thread exactly how $6B will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it.«

Elon Musk

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the sustainable solution

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Machinery ring boss Erwin Ballis says the concept of the shared economy is the way to fight malnutrition worldwide!

Only agriculture can feed humanity. We would use $6 billion to set up 400,000 machinery rings in Africa and share knowledge and machines with people. This is how we would combat the problem of world nutrition where it arises.

The most effective idea we can come up with is:


»Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.«


With the World Food Programme:

Distribute enough food every day for a year.


With agriculture:

Produce enough food where it is needed, forever and ever.


@Elon: This is where you come in


Let's do it better

17 countries

have already implemented the idea of community

3 pillars

We share labour, expertise and machines.

60 years

The first sharing economy organisation in agriculture.


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