Almond Revolution

Food In Your Hand

Almond Revolution is set to transform waste almond fruits into alternative food for the ever growing population.

Use Case

Dr. Leonard, a lecturer in the university of Uyo, says he enjoys eating Almond nuts as snacks together with Garri and water because of its taste and nutritional content of the nut. Dr. Bassey a crop science lecturer is a crop breeder interested in the breeding of improved Almond trees for the purpose of increased prolificacy, early maturing rate and disease resistance. A diabetic patient who takes almond nuts for a period of time and didn’t react to its content and was found to live healthy because of the low cholesterol level.

Potential

Tackle hunger, poverty and environmental hazards. Over the years there has been an alarming increase in the rate of hunger and poverty in the world. Almond revolution will help alleviate this burning issues by providing food with high nutritional status and creating wealth for the populace. Global warming, volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, flood etc have become characteristics feature of the world over the last decade. Our concept will re-ignite the passion for planting of trees(almond) which will reduce the prevalence of this hazards as well as providing for the world a green environment. As the world is becoming more dynamic, so will this issues persist but almond revolution in our best shot will help infuse the positive change that is so desired in years to come.

Business Case

Almond is a major waste product in this part of the country where we come from and it has no significant economic value. In combating hunger and environmental pollution we collect almond fruits and process it into almond nuts and other almond value added products. Gathering the waste fruits does not cost much as it is a part of cleaning the environment, which makes it cost effective. We process the almond fruits into almond nuts, putting up finished almond nuts and other almond products in stores and online platforms for sales and distribution. This is achieved using cost effective but efficient materials, which yield return far much better than cost of input.

Objectives:

  1. Enlighten the world on the nutritional and health benefit of almond and almond nuts.
  2. To encourage the production of tree crops, afforestation and also help to reduce the rate of almond fruits wastage in the environment.
  3. Create and alternative food source that will be consumed by all classes of people at an affordable cost.

Team Almond Revolution

uyo, Nigeria

Our Team

etch-a-sketch / Published January 10, 2016 by NYONG RUTH

etch-a-sketch

Sketch of the team logo.

FACTS ON INDIAN ALMOND / Published January 9, 2016 by Mitchel Chukwudi

FACTS ON INDIAN ALMOND

http://herbalsatt.blogspot.com.ng/2014/08/75-indian-almond-improves-memory-and.html

- Almond leaves are great for the skin. If you add almond oil or almond milk to your skincare regime, it will make your skin softer, more supple and flawless. You can also massage almond oil into your skin.

- Almonds contain minerals like potassium, folic acid, protein, mono saturated fats and vitamin E. One ounce of almonds contains 35 percent of the daily intake of vitamin E. Vitamin E is believed to protect the body’s cells from cancer, heart disease, and aging. Hence eating them can significantly reduce your chances of heart diseases.

- If you are in the habit of consuming cups of coffee and energy drinks to get a boost of energy, try eating almonds instead! Riboflavin, copper and manganese in the nuts will give you stamina.

- Like blueberries and pomegranates, almonds are superfoods that can help reduce weight significantly. Drink unsweetened almond milk for faster weight loss.

- Almonds regulate your blood pressure because they are high in potassium and low in sodium. They also help in keeping your cholesterol levels in check.

- Studies carried out by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund have revealed that almonds had several substances as their chemical constituents which could be useful in the prevention of cancer.

Uses of almond oil:
Indians believe that use of almond oil has following benefits:
• Strengthens brain and nerves, is a nutrient,
• Relieves tension
• Strengthens brain power
• Good for heart
• Keeps body warm in winter
• Nourishes skin
• Prenatal and postnatal care
• Helps build stronger bones as it contains higher content of Ca, Fe and P
• Good for infants
• Improves body strength and removes constipation in a natural way.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ MORE

post-it fiends / Published January 3, 2016 by EMELOGU EBENEZER

post-it fiends

post-it filled with the ideate work mode

LIVE TESTING / Published January 3, 2016 by EMELOGU EBENEZER

LIVE TESTING

https://youtu.be/p7-k_XCAr3Y

Almond nut testing by Dr Bassey. A Geneticist from the department of Crop science University of Uyo

Way To Go / Published December 24, 2015 by Mitchel Chukwudi

Way To Go

This project has to be sustained, and this how we going about that while we are gathering the fruits from the wild for processing, we are also working with Breeders and Geneticist from the
Department Of Crop Science,
Faculty Of Agriculture
University Of Uyo Akwa-Ibom State,
Nigeria.
To work on the improved Variety of the almond fruit so as to improve the growth rate compared to the one available in the wild, which takes more longer years to mature and start producing fruits, and also help to increase the nut size.
All this are been done to help meet the food, nutritional and environmental demand for the growing population.
plans are been made to fabricate an almond shelling machine in Nigeria, currently we are working with NCAM (National Center For Agricultural Mechanization) to help us build a prototype sheller for the fruits, while we are using the manual process.

Our Mission

"Our mission is to ensure a stable and a steady flow of agro-commodities from firms to customers through an online marketing platform as part of our responsibility in meeting the needs of our customers. In line with our country's diversification policy, we have discovered an alternative food from a fruit source that was not harnessed for some couple of years now. the ALMOND REVOLUTION is a project that has transformed the almond fruit from the waste it was known for to something the entire country can count upon as food and a nutritious one for that matter as its health benefit cannot be overemphasized.

Our Background

“ALMOND REVOLUTION”, is a team of young innovative entrepreneurs with like minds which have taken the responsibility of moving marketing in the agricultural sector to the next level. we believe through the TFF challenge, we can have a platform to showcase our innovation to the world, and to source for potential sponsors that will help us spread this innovation to other parts of the world to meet the 2050 target. We care about providing more food/Agric. product in circulation at affordable price, quality and also help to reduce unemployment in Nigeria. Our priority is to proffer solution to the problem of customers as well as to meet their needs all around the country. We provide a market for all Agro products/produce (crops, livestock, books & equipment).

etch-a-sketch / Published January 10, 2016 by NYONG RUTH

etch-a-sketch

Sketch of the team logo.

FACTS ON INDIAN ALMOND / Published January 9, 2016 by Mitchel Chukwudi

FACTS ON INDIAN ALMOND

http://herbalsatt.blogspot.com.ng/2014/08/75-indian-almond-improves-memory-and.html

- Almond leaves are great for the skin. If you add almond oil or almond milk to your skincare regime, it will make your skin softer, more supple and flawless. You can also massage almond oil into your skin.

- Almonds contain minerals like potassium, folic acid, protein, mono saturated fats and vitamin E. One ounce of almonds contains 35 percent of the daily intake of vitamin E. Vitamin E is believed to protect the body’s cells from cancer, heart disease, and aging. Hence eating them can significantly reduce your chances of heart diseases.

- If you are in the habit of consuming cups of coffee and energy drinks to get a boost of energy, try eating almonds instead! Riboflavin, copper and manganese in the nuts will give you stamina.

- Like blueberries and pomegranates, almonds are superfoods that can help reduce weight significantly. Drink unsweetened almond milk for faster weight loss.

- Almonds regulate your blood pressure because they are high in potassium and low in sodium. They also help in keeping your cholesterol levels in check.

- Studies carried out by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund have revealed that almonds had several substances as their chemical constituents which could be useful in the prevention of cancer.

Uses of almond oil:
Indians believe that use of almond oil has following benefits:
• Strengthens brain and nerves, is a nutrient,
• Relieves tension
• Strengthens brain power
• Good for heart
• Keeps body warm in winter
• Nourishes skin
• Prenatal and postnatal care
• Helps build stronger bones as it contains higher content of Ca, Fe and P
• Good for infants
• Improves body strength and removes constipation in a natural way.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ MORE

post-it fiends / Published January 3, 2016 by EMELOGU EBENEZER

post-it fiends

post-it filled with the ideate work mode

LIVE TESTING / Published January 3, 2016 by EMELOGU EBENEZER

LIVE TESTING

https://youtu.be/p7-k_XCAr3Y

Almond nut testing by Dr Bassey. A Geneticist from the department of Crop science University of Uyo

Way To Go / Published December 24, 2015 by Mitchel Chukwudi

Way To Go

This project has to be sustained, and this how we going about that while we are gathering the fruits from the wild for processing, we are also working with Breeders and Geneticist from the
Department Of Crop Science,
Faculty Of Agriculture
University Of Uyo Akwa-Ibom State,
Nigeria.
To work on the improved Variety of the almond fruit so as to improve the growth rate compared to the one available in the wild, which takes more longer years to mature and start producing fruits, and also help to increase the nut size.
All this are been done to help meet the food, nutritional and environmental demand for the growing population.
plans are been made to fabricate an almond shelling machine in Nigeria, currently we are working with NCAM (National Center For Agricultural Mechanization) to help us build a prototype sheller for the fruits, while we are using the manual process.

Our Team

Our Mission

"Our mission is to ensure a stable and a steady flow of agro-commodities from firms to customers through an online marketing platform as part of our responsibility in ...Read More

Our Background

“ALMOND REVOLUTION”, is a team of young innovative entrepreneurs with like minds which have taken the responsibility of moving marketing in the agricultural sector to the next level. ...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.