Team TEAM WHU

Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Business / Social Enterprise
  • Agricultural Production / Productivity
  • Asia

Our Team

  • Erdem Uenyay WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany

Increasing Water Accessibility by Data Mining and Remote Sensing / Published September 24, 2014 by Erdem Uenyay

Increasing Water Accessibility by Data Mining and Remote Sensing

World population is estimated to grow to 10 billion by 2062. Most populous countries will be developing ones, such as India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Congo, and others
(Worldometers, 2014). This creates an increasing pressure to satisfy growing demand for many goods and services, starting with the basic ones like drinking water and food. Nutrition problems have already become urgent issues in many countries. Almost one billion people suffer from undernourishment. In fact, hunger eradication is one of the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations (United Nations, 2014).

Increasing global food production will not solve this problem because enough food is already produced to feed a substantial part of those suffering from undernourishment. However, almost 40% of global food produced is wasted – in rich countries alone this amount to staggering 220 million tons annually (United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe, 2014).

A key solution is sustainable agriculture, which considers long-term impact on environment and local communities. Extensive research has shown that developing countries do not have the skills and technological capabilities to produce
sustainable amounts of food. The main factor is the scarcity of water due to lack of capital and technological capabilities (Clark, 2014). Our purpose is to enable water usage in local communities where water is lacking the most.

Our Mission

The aim of the project is helping to meet demand and supply of the water in agriculture sector. One of the biggest problems on the yield of the agriculture is irrigation. In some regions, water resources are existing but due to the lack of data, these resources cannot be used. Although these water resource data are observed and announced from governmental institutions and NGOs, producers cannot reach these data visually or in an understandable manner. On the other hand, in some rural areas these data are not exists. Remote sensoring technology opens new window to collect data with lower cost measures Within this project, these data will be offered to producers to help them to benefit from local resources.

Our Background

TEAM WHU is formed by 3 Full Time MBA Student at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management to improve productivity problems of agriculture sector in the world.

Increasing Water Accessibility by Data Mining and Remote Sensing / Published September 24, 2014 by Erdem Uenyay

Increasing Water Accessibility by Data Mining and Remote Sensing

World population is estimated to grow to 10 billion by 2062. Most populous countries will be developing ones, such as India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Congo, and others
(Worldometers, 2014). This creates an increasing pressure to satisfy growing demand for many goods and services, starting with the basic ones like drinking water and food. Nutrition problems have already become urgent issues in many countries. Almost one billion people suffer from undernourishment. In fact, hunger eradication is one of the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations (United Nations, 2014).

Increasing global food production will not solve this problem because enough food is already produced to feed a substantial part of those suffering from undernourishment. However, almost 40% of global food produced is wasted – in rich countries alone this amount to staggering 220 million tons annually (United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe, 2014).

A key solution is sustainable agriculture, which considers long-term impact on environment and local communities. Extensive research has shown that developing countries do not have the skills and technological capabilities to produce
sustainable amounts of food. The main factor is the scarcity of water due to lack of capital and technological capabilities (Clark, 2014). Our purpose is to enable water usage in local communities where water is lacking the most.

Our Team

  • Erdem Uenyay WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany

Our Mission

The aim of the project is helping to meet demand and supply of the water in agriculture sector. One of the biggest problems on the yield of the ...Read More

Our Background

TEAM WHU is formed by 3 Full Time MBA Student at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management to improve productivity problems of agriculture sector in the world.Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.