Insight + Insight + Insight
Aspects we became aware of during our exploration mood - Insights on food and food related problems:
1. To connect shortage area with surplus area, the crying need now is of a smart use of existing technologies along with an innovative idea to create a live network that'll be available 24-7.
2. Handling loss is one of the major reasons for the high price of fresh food in south-Asian countries. Usage of irregularly shaped crates and faulty packaging is the main problem here.
3. Storage-owners lack the knowledge about chilling effect, misuse of disinfectants and importance of controlling the specific temperatures. This causes post-harvest loss.
Getting Expert Perspective
Team Kaleidoscope met with Dr.Mian Sayeed Hasan, post- harvest loss expert of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council(BARC).After hearing out our plan, he agreed that lack of knowledge and communication between the store houses does create shortage and surplus of food at different places in the same time frame.And this leads to a lot of wastage and losses.If the information can be made readily available for people, this wastage can be avoided.
We got in touch with Ashraful Alam, Software Architect, and asked about his thought on our project.He said that if we can make the uploading and downloading of data easy for users our project would be very much feasible.
We also had a meeting with A.T.M. Jakaria Khan lecturer ,IBA,University of Dhaka.He advised us to make information available not only through smart phone app but also through sms for feature phone users which we intend to do.These feedbacks were a great help for us.
First Office Hours :D
Had our first office hours session just a while ago.
A big Shout-out to Lorena Galvan for being such a sweetheart. She was a great help. Hoping to meet her in Switzerland!
Feeling inspired. :D
Everyone's role behind Harvest 360°