As part of Charity Entrepreneurship's 2023 Top Ideas contest, will we select "Vegan outreach or Veganuary campaigns in LMICs" as a top Preventive Animal Welfare intervention?
This charity idea focuses on promoting veganism and Veganuary campaigns in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). By raising awareness of the benefits of a plant-based diet, the charity would seek to encourage more people to adopt veganism, reducing the demand for animal products and mitigating the associated environmental, health, and animal welfare issues. Through tailored outreach and localized Veganuary initiatives, the charity’s aim would be to create a lasting impact on dietary habits and drive positive change in LMICs.
Preventive animal welfare
This year our focus is on interventions and policies that prevent future harms done to animals, as opposed to solving current problems. We will be looking for interventions that, as well as having some short run evidence of impact, will prevent future problems, i.e., have the biggest impact on farmed animals in the future, say 35 years from now.
We intend to select 2-4 ideas out of the 10 presented to recommend to entrepreneurs who enter our incubation program. This market resolves YES if this idea is chosen; NO otherwise.
About the contest
In partnership with Charity Entrepreneurship, Manifold is sponsoring a $2000 forecasting tournament to inform which ideas end up selected
You can win part of a $1000 prize pool as a forecaster, for best predicting which interventions we choose.
You can win one of ten $100 prizes for posting an informative comment on Manifold that most influences our decision.
For contest details and all markets, see the group CE 2023 Top Ideas.
If these outreach events involve actually feeding people delicious vegan food, paired with information that a vegan diet is a healthy (/healthier) diet, this can be hugely impactful. I think many people in the US and Europe don't realize how unaware most of the world is of /choosing/ to eat vegetarian food. Just creating awareness that vegan meals can be delicious and healthy and easy would have a huge impact. Note (re: "recidivism") that the largest impact is not creating vegetarians, but offsetting a percentage of meat meals for everyone else.
Investigating decreasing recidivism rates is probably worth looking into beforehand:
since most will quit first year otherwise