ROUND 2 AWAITS !!! ^_^
Team InnoVision with their project 'FoodFresh' will be off to Global Food Summit in Portugal this February as one of the 10 finalists out of 336 teams.
We can't express in words how super-excited we were to get this incredible news, and can't wait to share our idea with the world and meet the wonderful people working to ensure food security :D
Love from Bangladesh to everyone and we look forward to meet you all in Lisbon! :)
Let's just say, we believe MORE IS MORE ! ^_^ So here's our pitch again, but in a different way :P
On Time, On Target: Our Design Statement
In low-income countries, food is wasted mostly during the early and middle stages of the food supply chain; much less food is wasted at the consumer level. More than 70% of population in these countries are dependent on agriculture for their survival, but in the warm climate, long distances and poor communications, almost half of their grown fruit and vegetables are ultimately lost.
This huge post-harvest losses result from inadequate means of preservation and the lack of cheap solutions for the problem. To feed the 9 billion people, we need to minimize this loss by preserving & keeping fresh what is already grown: less food loss means more food available in markets, on tables and in mouths. Given that many smallholder farmers in developing countries live on the margins of food insecurity, a reduction in food losses could have an immediate and significant impact on their livelihoods and be an effective & affordable solution to hunger & food insecurity.
Working Principle of FoodFresh: Biomimicry- Learning from nature
In the fields fruits and vegetables grow in the sun without any form of cooling. Crops can have a core temperature of 37°C or 100°F on the field and be in perfect condition. This is because on the fields, roots of crops still receive water from the soil which prevents them from getting dehydrated and stops enzymes inside the cells of the vegetables from breaking down. Using this lesson from nature, we developed our product, FoodFresh. Mimicking nature, if we can keep fruits and vegetables after harvesting hydrated in the same way as in the field, they can remain fresh longer and increase their shelf life, leading to more food to feed the 9 billion people