Team Sukuti

Chitwan, Nepal

Our Team

Our Facebook Page of the Team sukuti / Published November 12, 2016 by Rahul Acharya

Our Facebook Page of the Team sukuti

https://www.facebook.com/Sukuti-356570428067353/

This is the official facebook page exclusively dedicated for the "Sukuti" team where we will be regularly sharing different local ideas of countries that are in align with sustainable post harvest culture. Similarly, we will also be updating about our activities of TFF through the same page

Our Mission

Our major goal of Sukuti is to ensure global food security through the application of traditional concept of postharvest and food management. Another striking goal of “Sukuti” is promotion, expansion and commercialization of local and indigenous food preservation methods which avoids the use of synthetic preservatives. We also aim to adhere to basic principle of food security by making our highly nutritious ‘Sukuti” products available, accessible and affordable to even commoner or low income population

Our Background

We are group of Agriculture science and Forestry science students all from Agriculture and Forestry University, which also is the only technical university of Nepal. Beside our academic prospectus, our group has been actively indulging into different and key social issues like Climate Change, Climate Justice, Youth Empowerment, Model United Nation by taking charge of different leadership position and volunteering. Throughout our different volunteering and leadership experience at grass root level, we have come to see and experience how people of different region adapt themselves with environment, get to know about food culture and all their knowledge that has been passed generation after generation. Feeling strong urge to promote such knowledge from small/limited community to national and global level, channelize such concept in modern marketing system and collectively contribute in ensuring global food security while also getting necessary exposure, technical and financial support, we as a team are participating in this challenge. TFF Challenge gives us ample space and opportunities to link ourselves with experts, get mentor from them, have direct interaction and effectively transform ourselves as well. This tempts us to apply for TFF Challenge. Preservation, documentation and promotion of indigenous knowledge on uses of food, agriculture and environment conservation is what we care about. Beside , we are also looking after effective ways to prevent global food production and management. With more than one third of foods we produce get lost (2011 SIK study), most of what we need are already produced on farms. All we need is effective and efficient post harvest management to transform from farm to fork. Additionally, rampant uses of chemical preservatives have endangered our natural preservative techniques.Amid the good usages and effectiveness of chemical preservatives, they have come with a price: price of our health. In this scenarios, as a junction of managing post harvest technique and promoting indigenous knowledge while ensuring global food security and our health, we have come up with the idea of “Sukuti”. Sukuti is literal translation of dried meat in Nepali but in general purpose it is used for everything that’s dry and edible. We aim to bring into market all those food products that follow traditional method of preservation and are made locally. Our ‘Sukuti” team aims to mainstream such traditionally dried foods in today’s rapidly increasing population, connect indigenous knowledge with modern marketing strategy and solve world’s increasing problem of food security. Our team is looking for opportunity to penetrate to food market that has seen rapid rise in demand of dried foods. We will make traditionally dried food available at local market, make them accessible and affordable even to commoner or with low income population. We will bring into market iconic Nepali food products like Gundruk, Maseura, Chana, Sinki, Titaura, Paau (there usually solar dried food or only home-made preservative are used) which are made from fruits and vegetables. Sidra ko machha (traditionally dried fishes) are our other major products we will market. Similarly, using the same concept, we are expanding this methods in preservation of many fruits and vegetables at hilly and mountainous regions where lack of knowledge on such coupled by poor transportation network compel them to compost such valuable production. This includes different varieties of citrus fruits, apple, peach, pear, apricot, plum,coconut, mango, Lapsi(Nepali Hog Plum), raddish, carrot, guava, green leafy vegetables, etc. We will use such about-to-be-wasted fruits and vegetables and market them in supermarket and local shops where we can see rise in demand of such products.

Our Facebook Page of the Team sukuti / Published November 12, 2016 by Rahul Acharya

Our Facebook Page of the Team sukuti

https://www.facebook.com/Sukuti-356570428067353/

This is the official facebook page exclusively dedicated for the "Sukuti" team where we will be regularly sharing different local ideas of countries that are in align with sustainable post harvest culture. Similarly, we will also be updating about our activities of TFF through the same page

Our Team

Our Mission

Our major goal of Sukuti is to ensure global food security through the application of traditional concept of postharvest and food management. Another striking goal of “Sukuti” is ...Read More

Our Background

We are group of Agriculture science and Forestry science students all from Agriculture and Forestry University, which also is the only technical university of Nepal. Beside our academic ...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.