Expert Input #2
Mr. Sanam Parajuli is the Secretary of the youth organization AgriYouth Nepal based on Chitwan, Nepal. Mr. Parajuli also took Agriculture as his major subject for his undergraduate degree.
* (AgriYouth Nepal is a network for promoting youth and ICT in Agriculture)
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Expert Input #1
Coordinator of Reliance Co. Ed. Kathmandu, Mrs. Babita Pandey gives her feedback on our TFF idea.
Mrs. Babita Pandey, apart from being a modern career woman, is also a mother of two and always looking for healthier food for her family.
Way To Go
There are three members in team “Food Warriors”; Shreena Pradhan (Agriculture student), Shweta Adhikari (Agriculture student) and Manogya Pokharel (IT student). We have divided our plan to three stages.
#Stage 1 : Shreena Pradhan
* Arrange a survey team
* Go to target districts of rural Nepal to get more information from:
- Field (climatic condition, soil conditions and most grown crops)
- Consumer (about their food demand, their willingness for crops from different geographical area)
- Farmer (market suitability for their product, willingness to sell on a larger scale)
#Stage 2 : Shweta Adhikari
* Arrange an outreach team
* Collaborate with:
- Government (one district one website will have to closely work with the government as this is the source people trust the most)
- Student (mostly student volunteer and agricultural/ environment/food interns can work in the cause)
- Organizations (many organizations already have past experiences with food security measures which will be an important addition to the project.)
#Stage 3 : Manogya Pokharel
* Work with other IT officials to compile information received from Stage 1 and Stage 2.
* Feed it regularly into a website (one district one website). (The website will contain information about the market situation, different amount of crops available, scarcity etc so that trade of not only food but also grains can take place.)
* Arrange an outreach program for rural farmers to access the website through smart phones. (In Global Foddies it was mentioned that globally, 3.2 billion people are using the Internet, of which two billion live in developing countries.)
* Connect websites of districts so that trade and market comparison comes easily even to a regular farmer.
Although this plan seems more focused to Nepal, it actually covers a lot more than that. A poor food insecure country like Nepal can save a lot of food wastage and promote national trade of food through the “One District One Website” module. That way, Himalayan people can enjoy tropical fruits and Terai (Plain Lands) can savor temperate vegetables. This module will mobilize the food that is inside the nation. This way we can go miles ahead in feeding the population of 9 billion.
Check out our concept video on Youtube.....