Throwback Thursday to our apple-eating session!
Looks like somebody was too busy to eat the apple ;)
This is the representation of our platform.
There are four basic levels to this platform-
the bottom most level being the city level, followed by the state, country and continent levels.
Currently, we're working on building an app for the mobile platform for our city where anybody with this app on their smartphone can take a picture and tag the location of a hungry person when spotted.So people around the neighbourhood of the hungry person can distribute their extra food. In this way, there is an effective system for food waste management ensuring one less hungry person in this world.
Our idea for tff however was inspired by this small project for our city and is targeting a larger audience for distribution of food around the globe.
We do not participate in the distribution of food but we help establish a platform for connecting parties with excess and shortage of food.
The term 'food' has different meanings at different levels. For example, at lower levels it refers to basic cooked food that can distributed around neighbourhoods having a shortage in food. At higher levels, it could be grains,fruits or vegetables being supplied from one country with surplus supplies to the other with deficit.
On a larger scale, it would be the governments or big NGOs who would need to host themselves on our platform to connect with others having similar ideals.
5G and Deep learning would make the experience so much more better and efficient
5G helps in providing greater accuracy in location services and faster network. Deep learning can eliminate risks of human error in identifying areas to connect based on ethnic,cultural and political differences. It would also help segregate food based on its shelf-life and suggest areas accordingly.
There are so many different ways to tackle the problem of hunger. We've
identified two key elements that need to be addressed. One is to increase
production, and the other is to decrease wastage.
During our research, we found some stats that literally stunned us. Food
wastage is a very common occurrence, often done unintentionally. But did you
know that around 1.3 billion tonnes of food and produce gets wasted? That is
2.86 trillion pounds of edible food that goes unused.
There are roughly 795 million people who are undernourished in today's world.
Can you imagine the change that we can make if we are just a little more
efficient? We would be able to feed every single person on this Earth, and still
have tonnes of food (quite literally) to spare. Our current agricultural practices,
while not sustainable, are certainly not incapable of feeding every human
So, are you as mind-blown as we were by that little bit of statistics right there?
So this is our workspace, the place where we brainstorm and talk. This is where
we come up with our ideas and thoughts. It's a place of frustration, but also a
place of hope.
After all, a goal without a plan is just a wish, and this is where we sit together
and make up a plan.
To quote Steve Jobs, "If you haven't found it yet, keep
looking. Don't settle." And that's exactly why we feel this workspace is amazing.
It helps us keep looking for new ideas.
We started out with a clean slate (notice the pun). To be honest, it took us a while to get the space tidied up for a clean before picture. We eventually organised ourselves and set up our workstation. Notice our inspirational mug(n the "after" post of our workspace) that we used as an idea garage!