Extended Agricultural Techniques(E.A.T)

Accessing food for all.

E.A.T. expects to make too-ways intervention i.e. decrease wastage and increase production by suggesting contemporary techniques.

Tags:
  • developing-countries;
  • increase-production;
  • reduce-wastage;
  • renewable-energy;
  • smart-village;
  • sustainable-food;
  • utilizing-waste;

Use Case

All individual farmers required to produce a minimum quantity of output (minimum desirable). Existing statistics reveal the optimal level of production possible. Our aim is to ensure minimum and reduce gap between minimum and optimum. This minimum production will be ensured through an “interventionist approach” wherein a set of trainers along with a coordinator would stay in the field to train, supervise and monitor and take output to optimal level. Their presence will ensure that only the required and essential inputs are used. Through this, the farmer will save on input costs and also get higher profits. On successful completion, this pilot project may be replicated to other areas. Similarly, all consumers in the pilot area will be made aware on the need to stop wastage of food.

Potential

Farm production is the backbone to feed ever increasing population. This project tends to optimize the level of production on a year to year basis. As explained before, the model is self-sustainable and would automatically take care of the growing needs. With technical inputs from research and development, the adaptability of this project by all type of farmers in the region – from small and marginal to large, would ensure tremendous increase in productivity, solving the problem to a huge extent. The project on the whole would produce enough for all the people of the area and make the vulnerable group free from hunger and poverty. The model draws inspiration from large contract type farming wherein they draw the benefits of large farming with cheaper inputs cost and reliable R&D.

Business Case

E.A.T. is proposed as a model to increase farm productivity by employing the existing techniques in a more systematic and scientific way. Added to these techniques will be livestock and poultry to enhance regular incomes of the farmers due to the regular daily sales. Availability of biogas plant and solar powered equipments would ensure availability of energy at a minimum price. We know that merely adding fertilizers and pesticides do not result in increase in production, so we propose rational use of these products. In addition, we will introduce bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides to replace chemical fertilizers and pesticides within the project area. The techniques will be introduced as a model in some selected areas which can then be replicated extensively throughout the country.

Objectives:

  1. To increase production by schematic & use of new techniques.
  2. Management & decrease of waste using improved,sustainable & eco-friendly measures.
  3. Laying the main emphasis on the judicial & tactical use of the left over fresh water i.e. below 3% of the total & conserving it.

Team ANNAKOOT

Patiala, India

  • Science / Engineering
  • Environment / Sustainability
  • Asia

Our Team

Engagement of local people! / Published December 6, 2014 by Aakash Aggarwal

Engagement of local people!

The team wants the local communities to be a part of the program ,with all individuals at the global level to contribute towards increasing production and reducing wastage.

The Last Stage! / Published December 2, 2014 by Aakash Aggarwal

The Last Stage!

It is quite an interesting stage of the project by team "Annakoot", that we have reached after so many days.

The project infact has really become our child , we feel like nurturing it everyday . Newer and newer ideas for the two ends meet i.e.increasing production and decreasing consumption are still emerging and we hope the project irrespective of final outcomes , is going to be very very productive and educative project for the team Annkoot.

FOOD INSECURITY - THE INDIAN SCENARIO / Published November 24, 2014 by pulkit bansal

FOOD INSECURITY - THE INDIAN SCENARIO


As we all know , India is an agricultural country . Today, India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry, logging and fishing accounted for 16.6% of the GDP in 2007, employed 60% of the total workforce and despite a steady decline of its share in the GDP, is still the largest economic sector and plays a significant role in the overall socio-economic development of India.

India is the largest producer in the world of milk, cashew nuts, coconuts, tea, ginger, turmeric and black pepper.It also has the world’s largest cattle population (281 million). It is the second largest producer of wheat, rice, sugar, groundnut and inland fish. It is the third largest producer of tobacco.India accounts for 10% of the world fruit production with first rank in the production of banana and sapota.

But still India is not in the condition to meet the basic food requirements of people. There are many people in India who strive hard even for the square meals. I don’t say that people in village areas are facing this problem, but also people in major cities face the same problems!!

Lack of food supply and the nutritional deficiency causes not only a bad mark for the country’s image in the international level, but also causes adverse effect on country’s developing economic policies and it’s structure. Mismanagement of food products and it’s supply also puts country under many dreadful diseases too!

As consumers, we can do a lot to change the situation! / Published November 21, 2014 by Aakash Aggarwal

As consumers, we can do a lot to change the situation!

Think- Be a smart shopper and think about what you are buying and when it will be eaten. Wasting food is often a subconscious act – become aware of how much food you throw away. Plan meals and use shopping lists. Bring your leftovers home from restaurants in reusable containers.

Eat- Become a more mindful eater. Request smaller portions and become a leftovers guru.

Save- Save your food, save your money and save the environment. Donate to food banks and become a conscious consumer.

Facts! / Published November 21, 2014 by Aakash Aggarwal

Facts!

Worldwide Food Waste Facts

1)Every year, consumers in industrialized countries waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (222 million vs. 230 million tons)
2)The amount of food lost and wasted every year is equal to more than half of the world’s annual cereals crops (2.3 billion tons in 20012/13).

North American Food Waste Facts

In the USA, organic waste is the second highest component of landfills, which are the largest source of methane emissions
In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month

Our Mission

Hunger is a disease that is prevailing in our society and is going to spread till we reach 2050. Our team works on eradicating this ever spreading disease and reach our goal where no one dies of hunger.

Our Background

Team Annakoot is a perfect blend of enthusiastic medico's nd non-medicos.It aims at eradicating malnourishment and hunger from face of the planet

Engagement of local people! / Published December 6, 2014 by Aakash Aggarwal

Engagement of local people!

The team wants the local communities to be a part of the program ,with all individuals at the global level to contribute towards increasing production and reducing wastage.

The Last Stage! / Published December 2, 2014 by Aakash Aggarwal

The Last Stage!

It is quite an interesting stage of the project by team "Annakoot", that we have reached after so many days.

The project infact has really become our child , we feel like nurturing it everyday . Newer and newer ideas for the two ends meet i.e.increasing production and decreasing consumption are still emerging and we hope the project irrespective of final outcomes , is going to be very very productive and educative project for the team Annkoot.

FOOD INSECURITY - THE INDIAN SCENARIO / Published November 24, 2014 by pulkit bansal

FOOD INSECURITY - THE INDIAN SCENARIO


As we all know , India is an agricultural country . Today, India ranks second worldwide in farm output. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry, logging and fishing accounted for 16.6% of the GDP in 2007, employed 60% of the total workforce and despite a steady decline of its share in the GDP, is still the largest economic sector and plays a significant role in the overall socio-economic development of India.

India is the largest producer in the world of milk, cashew nuts, coconuts, tea, ginger, turmeric and black pepper.It also has the world’s largest cattle population (281 million). It is the second largest producer of wheat, rice, sugar, groundnut and inland fish. It is the third largest producer of tobacco.India accounts for 10% of the world fruit production with first rank in the production of banana and sapota.

But still India is not in the condition to meet the basic food requirements of people. There are many people in India who strive hard even for the square meals. I don’t say that people in village areas are facing this problem, but also people in major cities face the same problems!!

Lack of food supply and the nutritional deficiency causes not only a bad mark for the country’s image in the international level, but also causes adverse effect on country’s developing economic policies and it’s structure. Mismanagement of food products and it’s supply also puts country under many dreadful diseases too!

As consumers, we can do a lot to change the situation! / Published November 21, 2014 by Aakash Aggarwal

As consumers, we can do a lot to change the situation!

Think- Be a smart shopper and think about what you are buying and when it will be eaten. Wasting food is often a subconscious act – become aware of how much food you throw away. Plan meals and use shopping lists. Bring your leftovers home from restaurants in reusable containers.

Eat- Become a more mindful eater. Request smaller portions and become a leftovers guru.

Save- Save your food, save your money and save the environment. Donate to food banks and become a conscious consumer.

Facts! / Published November 21, 2014 by Aakash Aggarwal

Facts!

Worldwide Food Waste Facts

1)Every year, consumers in industrialized countries waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (222 million vs. 230 million tons)
2)The amount of food lost and wasted every year is equal to more than half of the world’s annual cereals crops (2.3 billion tons in 20012/13).

North American Food Waste Facts

In the USA, organic waste is the second highest component of landfills, which are the largest source of methane emissions
In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month

Our Team

Our Mission

Hunger is a disease that is prevailing in our society and is going to spread till we reach 2050. Our team works on eradicating this ever spreading disease ...Read More

Our Background

Team Annakoot is a perfect blend of enthusiastic medico's nd non-medicos.It aims at eradicating malnourishment and hunger from face of the planetRead 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.