Coating+

Fresh Food Is Fun

Coating+ possessing industrial and post-harvest applications, elongate the shelf-life of fresh foods while enhancing their nutrient quality.

Use Case

Coating+ is a post-harvest, food storage and nutrient quality improving product useful to farmers, consumers and other Agric stakeholders who need to extend the shelf-life of fresh and perishable foods to curb food shortage, while improving their nutrient quality with protein and Micro-nutrients.

Potential

Prevalent food and nutrition issues today like food shortage caused by unchecked wastage and unavoidable spoilage of fresh and perishable foods, micro-nutrient deficiency diseases and protein energy malnutrition can be tackled using Coating+.

Business Case

Our business model on commercialization will involve direct sale that cuts out intermediates in the supply chain so that farmers and other Agric stakeholders can have access to our product Coating+ as well as the automated coating machinery.

Objectives:

  1. Ensuring Nutritious food by delaying nutrient loss from spoilage while improving protein and micro-nutrient quantities on coating.
  2. Providing Adequate food by elongating shelf-life, curbing post-harvest loss and allowing redistribution of previously wasted food.
  3. Ensuring foods are safe by inhibiting microbial growth and proliferation in coated foods.

Team Coating+

Ilorin, Nigeria

Our Team

LEVERAGING CROWD SOURCING IN AGRIBUSINESS DECISIONS / Published February 24, 2018 by Albert Kure

LEVERAGING CROWD SOURCING IN AGRIBUSINESS DECISIONS

As a huge fan of the series "Wisdom of the crowd", I decided to put crowd sourcing to the test when faced with difficulty in selecting a final team and product name for entry into the 2018 Thought for Food challenge that seeks to tackle the best way to feed 9 billion+ people by 2050 especially with the slower growing global agricultural capacity.
Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining information or input into a task or project by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet. Its unlimited applications to decision making stems from the fact that a more bias-free and balanced decision can be reached when information, data, experiences and knowledge of the pubic are pooled together as opposed to decision making by a single individual.
Our mini-crowd sourcing exercise (using Facebook and LinkedIn) had the following options which respondents were to vote on;
CATEGORY 1: TEAM NAME
A. TEAM FRESH
B. TEAM PHRESH
CATEGORY 2: PRODUCT NAME
A. PHRESH COATING
B. COATING PLUS
C. COATING+
The results obtained facilitated our choice of the team name “FRESH” and product name “Coating+”.
Our advice to entrepreneurs and organizations including Agric based startups is to seriously consider the advantages of crowdsourcing when faced with decisions that ultimately affect customers or clients as throwing options at potential customers and clients is a great way to garner unbiased opinions and leverage the resultant publicity.

Our Mission

Team Coating+ is made up of young scientists who aim to contribute to global food security through the use of a chitosan-soy protein based, micro-nutrient loaded coating that extends shelf-life of foods while enhancing their nutrient quality. We strive to improve access to nutritious, adequate and safe (NAS) foods using our product "Coating+" that has several food industry and post-harvest packaging applications.

Our Background

Our team was created to tackle some food and nutrition issues prevalent in Nigeria like food wastage from spoilage and post-harvest loss as well as deficiency diseases. Members include a food preservation devotee, a Biochemist/consultant with interest in Nutrition and experience in product development/branding, an Agricultural and Rural development expert, a Toxicologist and a Polymer enthusiast. We want to use Coating+ to ensure that foods are Nutritious, adequate and safe.

LEVERAGING CROWD SOURCING IN AGRIBUSINESS DECISIONS / Published February 24, 2018 by Albert Kure

LEVERAGING CROWD SOURCING IN AGRIBUSINESS DECISIONS

As a huge fan of the series "Wisdom of the crowd", I decided to put crowd sourcing to the test when faced with difficulty in selecting a final team and product name for entry into the 2018 Thought for Food challenge that seeks to tackle the best way to feed 9 billion+ people by 2050 especially with the slower growing global agricultural capacity.
Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining information or input into a task or project by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet. Its unlimited applications to decision making stems from the fact that a more bias-free and balanced decision can be reached when information, data, experiences and knowledge of the pubic are pooled together as opposed to decision making by a single individual.
Our mini-crowd sourcing exercise (using Facebook and LinkedIn) had the following options which respondents were to vote on;
CATEGORY 1: TEAM NAME
A. TEAM FRESH
B. TEAM PHRESH
CATEGORY 2: PRODUCT NAME
A. PHRESH COATING
B. COATING PLUS
C. COATING+
The results obtained facilitated our choice of the team name “FRESH” and product name “Coating+”.
Our advice to entrepreneurs and organizations including Agric based startups is to seriously consider the advantages of crowdsourcing when faced with decisions that ultimately affect customers or clients as throwing options at potential customers and clients is a great way to garner unbiased opinions and leverage the resultant publicity.

Our Team

Our Mission

Team Coating+ is made up of young scientists who aim to contribute to global food security through the use of a chitosan-soy protein based, micro-nutrient loaded coating that ...Read More

Our Background

Our team was created to tackle some food and nutrition issues prevalent in Nigeria like food wastage from spoilage and post-harvest loss as well as deficiency diseases. Members ...Read More

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  • Global Foodies
    Posted three facts about global food issues learned in the Explore mode
  • Insight + Insight + Insight
    Shared three new insights your team formulated in the Define mode
  • On Time, On Target
    Shared your Design Statement created during the Define mode
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  • Live Testing
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  • Way To Go
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  • Etch-A-Sketch
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  • WE DID IT!!
    Submitted Final Pitch, including videos and concept details
  • Introduction
    Completed the Introduction section of the Design Lab
  • Explore
    Completed the Explore section of the Design Lab
  • Define
    Completed the Define section of the Design Lab
  • Ideate
    Completed the Ideate section of the Design Lab
  • Conceptualize
    Completed the Conceptualize section of the Design Lab
  • Prototype
    Completed the Prototype section of the Design Lab
  • Test
    Completed the Test section of the Design Lab
  • Iterate
    Completed the Iterate section of the Design Lab
  • Pitch
    Completed the Pitch section of the Design Lab
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.