FOOD HUB ( CONNET THE HUBS INTERNATIONALLY)

FOOD FROM THE WORLD TO THE WORLD,FOOD SECURITY,AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY.

In Food hub, we connect farmers to Agro-based industries and farmers around the Globe. This online platform also links food hubs worldwide.

Use Case

Every user is a consumer of agricultural produce, farmers and non-farmers both need food to survive. This need for food cannot be separated from the need for production, processing, transporting, distribution and packaging of food. Food hub will be used approximately in all countries of the world to foster exportation and more. The processing industries also buy their raw products from this hub and also use this platform to sell their products. Food storage and transporting agencies also play significant roles in food preservation and handling. Consumers knows that price of goods increase with decrease in supply and also when traders do not have a particular produce, it does not mean that the produce is not in abundance in some other place. Connect the hubs to solve the problem.

Potential

This concept will remind us vividly that the world is a global village and interactions can be done easily on Agricultural basis too. It will also encourage educated people to go into agriculture as a science and job opportunity and not a tradition as obtained in Africa. It will help Farmers to gain importance in the world and make returns to their produce as proportional. The impact of food-tech to the world will raise a major concern for innovators, investors and entrepreneurs. Almost all produce will be utilized; many people will go into agricultural production, processing, and other agro-based industries for profit. Food additive industries will make farmers aware of various additives round the globe that can solve various challenges they face in the course of their production.

Business Case

Linking food hubs in different parts of the world will bring to usage different fruits, vegetables, livestock and other produce in the Globe; feeding the world with varieties. Food hub can generate revenue through the site and cost of services. The selling and purchasing processes are with little additional charges for running the hub. The farmers signs up to the portal to exhibit their available products; processing industries, storage agencies and final consumers demand for the raw product; transporting agencies take the produce to wherever they are required and processed products are also purchased by consumers and farmers. The cycle continues and each agricultural sector gets paid by their direct buyer of goods or services.The customer base is the world population eating and living.

Objectives:

  1. FEEDING THE WORLD WITH THE WORLD FOOD: circulating food and preventing spoilage by becoming the chain for Agricultural food distribution.
  2. AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY: becoming a reference for Agricultural technology to Agricultural startups for improved and more production.
  3. FOOD SECURITY: availability of adequate world food to sustain a steady expansion of food consumption and regulate production and prices.

Team FoodHub (connect the hubs internationally)

West Lafayette And Nigeria, Nigeria

Our Team

HOW ELSE TO GET OUR MOTIVE SERVED / Published January 10, 2017 by Nwankwo Chioma Henrietta

HOW ELSE TO GET OUR MOTIVE SERVED

Connecting the food hub today, we had to decide that someone can not be just a farmer. It was hilarious at first but the argument was informative. Farmer sometimes is not understood as Crop Farmer, Livestock Farmer and Aquacultural Farmer; for emphasis we will have to differentiate.
Our pitch also was debated as we all are trying to get our motive served. How to Handle some discussed problems that may oppose the development of this idea using the prototype as a benchmark was also severely discussed.

AGRICULTURE ALSO NEEDS A HUB! / Published November 20, 2016 by Nwankwo Chioma Henrietta

AGRICULTURE ALSO NEEDS A HUB!

Agriculture provides an opportunity to turn rural poverty and stagnation into development. At least in theory, the rural youth could produce the food that the urban youth consume. Agriculture should not be seen as the duty of the poor. Food dissemination is vital for agricultural development, since when produce do not get to their consumers they are worthless. This team introduces Information communication technology into Agriculture; this will supply food and agricultural raw materials to all, solve the problems of lack of agricultural produce in some areas while abundant in other areas, reduce deterioration of agricultural products, help farmers and countries to make return to their produce and simplifying exportation by conquering the problem of wastage and inaccessibility. In Nigeria,It has been observed that tons of agricultural products rotten at some point without getting to their end-users (https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/09/farm-produce-rot-in-delta-community-as-poor-access-road-makes-it-difficult-for-farmers-to-get-them-to-consumers/).The produce from agriculture drives trade from one country to another and brings income for farmers. It is such an important part of everyone’s daily life, although it may not be seen as a direct factor since the produce goes a long way before reaching the hands of everyone who benefits from it. By adapting and making use of IT (hub) to help improve agricultural progress, everyone benefits from the union of these sectors.
In a countries spanning over 10° of latitude and including several climatic zones, it is natural that the importance of each of the major food crops should vary from one part of the country to the other, one country to the other and that crops which are major staples in one ecological zone could be less important in other zones. This is reflected in the scale and content of inter-regional trade flow which shows that a substantives amount (more than 75%) of the entire value of interstate trade flow by road is in local food commodities. People need to open their minds to the endless possibilities that technological advancement can bring to agriculture. Instead of being locked away with the traditional strategies for planting, today’s society can benefit from agricultural advancements and live sustainable lives by improving the production, harvest methods, and distribution of agricultural goods

The Struggle of Small Scale Agricultural Producers / Published November 2, 2016 by Claire Haselhorst

The Struggle of Small Scale Agricultural Producers

The first Indiana Local Food Summit was held in Indianapolis on October 6th earlier this year. Local Food entrepreneurs in all aspects of the field met to network and learn from each other. I attended the summit to learn more about the operations and struggles of local food producers. After several workshops and discussion sessions, I came away from the conference with two conclusions. First, small scale farmers lack the resources and knowledge to develop the kinds of marketing and economic infrastructures that big agriculture has. They are struggling to make their products available to the people who want to buy them. Without outside support and development, many farmers are struggling to make their businesses economically viable. Second, the people working in locally sourced food are very intelligent, hard working, and driven. When these people communicate with each other and share ideas, they are incredible problem solvers. However, their opportunities to address challenges and curate beneficial discourse with one another is limited and difficult.

Local Food needs better market development. The establishment of Food Hubs and the efforts of the Local Food Research & Development branch of the USDA are heading in the right direction, but more can be done to improve the state of Local Food. Our project aims to connect the individual efforts of the groups working in small scale agriculture, provide networking channels between these different groups, and build stronger economic connections within local markets. We will never feed the world if we cannot get our food to the people who are going to eat it.

Our Mission

All over the world, small farmers are working to make a difference and feed the world. They are working hard to provide safe and sustainable products for the growing, global population. There is one major obstacle standing in their way. For most of these farmers, it is very difficult to get their produce from the field to someone's plate. Food hubs and farming cooperatives are succeeding in the development of marketing and distribution networks for these farmers, but the effort needs to go further. Our team aims to connect these hubs and form an international network of local food producers and distributors that will work to make it easy for anyone to access sustainably grown products. We will feed the world by making sure everyone has access to the fruits of the labor our peers are providing.

Our Background

In agricultural engineering, we work very hard to find new and better ways for farmers to sustainably increase yields and meet the demands of the growing global population. Our research team is developing research on alternative agricultural practices and the majority of our work focuses on assisting the productivity of small scale producers. After meeting with the local farmers in our area, a major need for the small farming community became very apparent. Small producers were struggling to get their products into local markets. They struggled to build the marketing and distribution channels needed to build sustainable businesses. Food hubs and local cooperatives helped develop these networks, but the results were limited by the resources available to these groups. There was an overwhelming consensus that these efforts needed more opportunities to connect and build their networks. We are participating in the Thought for Food Challenge because winning this competition might help us make this idea a reality.

HOW ELSE TO GET OUR MOTIVE SERVED / Published January 10, 2017 by Nwankwo Chioma Henrietta

HOW ELSE TO GET OUR MOTIVE SERVED

Connecting the food hub today, we had to decide that someone can not be just a farmer. It was hilarious at first but the argument was informative. Farmer sometimes is not understood as Crop Farmer, Livestock Farmer and Aquacultural Farmer; for emphasis we will have to differentiate.
Our pitch also was debated as we all are trying to get our motive served. How to Handle some discussed problems that may oppose the development of this idea using the prototype as a benchmark was also severely discussed.

AGRICULTURE ALSO NEEDS A HUB! / Published November 20, 2016 by Nwankwo Chioma Henrietta

AGRICULTURE ALSO NEEDS A HUB!

Agriculture provides an opportunity to turn rural poverty and stagnation into development. At least in theory, the rural youth could produce the food that the urban youth consume. Agriculture should not be seen as the duty of the poor. Food dissemination is vital for agricultural development, since when produce do not get to their consumers they are worthless. This team introduces Information communication technology into Agriculture; this will supply food and agricultural raw materials to all, solve the problems of lack of agricultural produce in some areas while abundant in other areas, reduce deterioration of agricultural products, help farmers and countries to make return to their produce and simplifying exportation by conquering the problem of wastage and inaccessibility. In Nigeria,It has been observed that tons of agricultural products rotten at some point without getting to their end-users (https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/09/farm-produce-rot-in-delta-community-as-poor-access-road-makes-it-difficult-for-farmers-to-get-them-to-consumers/).The produce from agriculture drives trade from one country to another and brings income for farmers. It is such an important part of everyone’s daily life, although it may not be seen as a direct factor since the produce goes a long way before reaching the hands of everyone who benefits from it. By adapting and making use of IT (hub) to help improve agricultural progress, everyone benefits from the union of these sectors.
In a countries spanning over 10° of latitude and including several climatic zones, it is natural that the importance of each of the major food crops should vary from one part of the country to the other, one country to the other and that crops which are major staples in one ecological zone could be less important in other zones. This is reflected in the scale and content of inter-regional trade flow which shows that a substantives amount (more than 75%) of the entire value of interstate trade flow by road is in local food commodities. People need to open their minds to the endless possibilities that technological advancement can bring to agriculture. Instead of being locked away with the traditional strategies for planting, today’s society can benefit from agricultural advancements and live sustainable lives by improving the production, harvest methods, and distribution of agricultural goods

The Struggle of Small Scale Agricultural Producers / Published November 2, 2016 by Claire Haselhorst

The Struggle of Small Scale Agricultural Producers

The first Indiana Local Food Summit was held in Indianapolis on October 6th earlier this year. Local Food entrepreneurs in all aspects of the field met to network and learn from each other. I attended the summit to learn more about the operations and struggles of local food producers. After several workshops and discussion sessions, I came away from the conference with two conclusions. First, small scale farmers lack the resources and knowledge to develop the kinds of marketing and economic infrastructures that big agriculture has. They are struggling to make their products available to the people who want to buy them. Without outside support and development, many farmers are struggling to make their businesses economically viable. Second, the people working in locally sourced food are very intelligent, hard working, and driven. When these people communicate with each other and share ideas, they are incredible problem solvers. However, their opportunities to address challenges and curate beneficial discourse with one another is limited and difficult.

Local Food needs better market development. The establishment of Food Hubs and the efforts of the Local Food Research & Development branch of the USDA are heading in the right direction, but more can be done to improve the state of Local Food. Our project aims to connect the individual efforts of the groups working in small scale agriculture, provide networking channels between these different groups, and build stronger economic connections within local markets. We will never feed the world if we cannot get our food to the people who are going to eat it.

Our Team

Our Mission

All over the world, small farmers are working to make a difference and feed the world. They are working hard to provide safe and sustainable products for the ...Read More

Our Background

In agricultural engineering, we work very hard to find new and better ways for farmers to sustainably increase yields and meet the demands of the growing global population. ...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.