ICT for Hunger Management

Our concept is to create a bridge between farm and fork through ICT.

There are places where medical services haven’t reached but smartphones and internet have. Why not use this to build a hunger free tomorrow?

Use Case

The user of our connecting link (website ICT) would be the farmers who harvest in surplus amount but cannot sell it, the consumer who wants indigenous fruits but doesn’t know where to get them from, the buyer who wants a reasonable price and especially those who want fresh and nutritious food to satisfy the. And this isn’t only about fruits, cereals or vegetables. It is also about trading seeds and other agricultural inputs and sharing it across internal borders. Feeding the world isn’t just about providing them with ready made food to swallow. It’s about giving people what is required for a food secure future. That way the hunger that can be avoided, will be avoided.

Potential

Our concept, if not the world, will at least, change the trade and circulation of food and agricultural inputs in rural areas. What is happening in Nepal and in the world is that some areas produce lots of certain crops (maize) while others produce another kind (apple). There are even some areas where there isn’t much production because of lack of inputs. So we want to bring about a change in perception through this project. We want people to know that they don’t have to agriculturally sound to be food secure. The website and resource centre aims to connect potential buyers not only to readymade food but also to agricultural raw materials across internal borders.

Business Case

We thought up of this idea in order to save our part of the world from ongoing hunger which is why our ideas are catering to the needs of the rural area mostly. Hunger is an issue especially concentrated in the rural part of the world. So the business model of our idea is also focused on uplifting the rural community. Of course, promotion of ICT tools and ensuring food market is the major business possibility. However, after removing the middle-men of the food market, every small holding farmer can have access to his own little business among the consumers. Also, to ensure proper market, proper transportation is also mandatory. In rural areas, they can be the additional business that would connect even more people to this food-web.

Objectives:

  1. Reduce the food wastage before it gets to the fork; i.e. in the distribution ground and market itself.
  2. Use ICT properly to make sure its extension reaches to the small-holding farmers as well.
  3. Connect concerned stakeholders (people, government and food producers) in an internetwork of creating a food-secure future.

Team Food warriors

Kathmandu, Nepal

Our Team

Expert Input #2 / Published November 30, 2015 by Shweta Adhikari

Expert Input #2

http://agriyouthnepal.com/

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)

Contact : s.parajuli75@gmail.com
Chitwan, Nepal

Expert Input #1 / Published November 29, 2015 by Shreena Pradhan

Expert Input #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T01GawI8xPs

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.

Contact: babita.pandey1995@gmail.com
+977 9841389057
Kathmandu, Nepal

On Time, On Target / Published November 28, 2015 by Shweta Adhikari

On Time, On Target

DESIGN STATEMENT.....

Way To Go / Published November 28, 2015 by Shreena Pradhan

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..... / Published November 28, 2015 by Shweta Adhikari

Check out our concept video on Youtube.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISBi3qqmpio

Our Mission

Unlocking the potentiality of technologies to solve food crisis, empowering rural farming community and bringing the pride back to farming

Our Background

Our aim is to make sure there are less hungry people in the world than there were yesterday. WE aim to do this by coordinating farming with technology. Our team comprises three members coming from two different fields, Information technology and Agriculture. Information technologies have the power to transform the world. Can we achieve the desired transformation in farming and food scenario? Can we solve the food crisis by taking account of IT in farming? Lets find out.

Expert Input #2 / Published November 30, 2015 by Shweta Adhikari

Expert Input #2

http://agriyouthnepal.com/

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)

Contact : s.parajuli75@gmail.com
Chitwan, Nepal

Expert Input #1 / Published November 29, 2015 by Shreena Pradhan

Expert Input #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T01GawI8xPs

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.

Contact: babita.pandey1995@gmail.com
+977 9841389057
Kathmandu, Nepal

On Time, On Target / Published November 28, 2015 by Shweta Adhikari

On Time, On Target

DESIGN STATEMENT.....

Way To Go / Published November 28, 2015 by Shreena Pradhan

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..... / Published November 28, 2015 by Shweta Adhikari

Check out our concept video on Youtube.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISBi3qqmpio

Our Team

Our Mission

Unlocking the potentiality of technologies to solve food crisis, empowering rural farming community and bringing the pride back to farmingRead More

Our Background

Our aim is to make sure there are less hungry people in the world than there were yesterday. WE aim to do this by coordinating farming with technology. ...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.