A.R.K. - Agri Recovery Kit

Merging Humanitarian and Development Aid

It is a disaster preparedness & relief invention that provides nutritive food, communications & knowledge access for displaced people

Use Case

In 2017 during a catastrophic season, 3 major hurricanes, hit the Caribbean region back to back displacing hundreds of Thousands of families. Many have not yet fully recovered with the next season drawing near.Despite the destruction many communities collaborated for benefit of all, immediately following the disaster having experience with hurricanes as a chronic problem As social entrepreneurs already working in human centered fields we understand that solutions work from the ground up. Building on such user experience and mapping out the timeline of the recovery period shows that food access & human well being are among the top priorities during relief efforts . These issues worsen over time, leading a lengthy recovery period. Therefore we have designed The ARK -Agri Recovery Kit

Potential

Our kit has global applicability for any disaster natural or man made. Given its customizable nature it can suit a multitude of markets. A key part of our design is the inclusion of mobile devices which will be preloaded knowkedge videos - This is social video centred around indigenous knowledge, other social inventions or survivial practices. These videos are created on the ground where disasters take place and are entirely centerd around the users need, Our concept puts people first in the face on the face of disasters and supports their well being.

Business Case

The kit is low cost with it’s contents (primarily farm inputs and knowledge videos) being locally sourced. Ark is built upon sustainability practices, in social & cultural preferences, nutritional factors, as well as location & country specifics. Our model merges humanitarian and development aid. It allows a multitude of revenue streams as a customizable commercial product for disaster preparedness but also as a complementary outlet for relief agencies or recovery support groups.

Objectives:

  1. To provide food access, communication tools and knowledge to displaced families in the aftermath of a disaster
  2. To reduce the length of a recovery period for families affected by disaster
  3. To ensure and support people to people humanitarian aid

Team ARK- AgRecoveryKit

St. Augustine , Trinidad and Tobago

Our Team

Progress on project FINALLY / Published April 13, 2018 by Brent Eversley

Progress on project FINALLY

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Despite many setbacks Team ARK was finally able to have a work meeting at Green Farm nation Headquarters in Trinidad

Our Mission

To aid in the recovery process for disaster hit areas by ensuring access to sustainable food and support to human well being

Our Background

We are a group made up of a gardener, 2 farmers, an agri journalist,and one nutritionist, all based in Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica. We are Caribbean and we are entrepreneurs. Given the recent destruction caused by hurricanes Irma, Bret and Maria the reality of how difficult it takes to recover from such disasters became everclear. Our project tackles the issue directly finding a solution to a place where there are only problems and chronic ones at that!

Progress on project FINALLY / Published April 13, 2018 by Brent Eversley

Progress on project FINALLY

https://www.facebook.com/Technology4agri/videos/1565852190194225/?hc_ref=ARRegxISPEObyjzDssysFPr72u4SiWs9cBQME5FCnrAgaHTems7ONqb-jMjrvPsWDek

Despite many setbacks Team ARK was finally able to have a work meeting at Green Farm nation Headquarters in Trinidad

Our Team

Our Mission

To aid in the recovery process for disaster hit areas by ensuring access to sustainable food and support to human well beingRead More

Our Background

We are a group made up of a gardener, 2 farmers, an agri journalist,and one nutritionist, all based in Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica. We are Caribbean and ...Read More

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