Prosperity on local elements (POLE)

Securing a pill of health in every bite and a drop of medicine in every sip.

POLE creates a secure market for fruit farmers, secure constant availability of seasonal fruits & reduces food loss in the process thereof.

Use Case

The majority of rural farmers produce surpluses in low quality fruits due to inadequate resources hence lose the market to giant organizations resulting in throwing away these surpluses incapability to store or further process. These local farmers need value adding skills to their produces in order to have a strong competitive advantage at national or even international level hence receive significant returns as well as minimizing fruit losses. These farmers need to be guaranteed a ready market for which POLE will provide through buying from their fruits. The community at large also will be assured of affordable juices and also fruit availability all year round despite seasons. It will increase food availability because there will be a use of those fruits that could have been lost.

Potential

POLE wants to create an alternative and secure source of income for smallholder fruit farmers. If these farmers that depend mostly in fruit farming earn some money they will be able to buy some foods and also they will be able to cover other day to day expenses. There will be also creation of employment as this project need more people to work on it so this will help in developing the standard of living of so many people. The products that are going to be produced by POLE will also help in securing a complete diet with juices which so many rural families does not afford and this will reduce the number of children suffering from malnutrition. Then, people will benefit from reduced losses of their products due to the chain of distribution and purchasing of the fruits as the main resource.

Business Case

POLE seeks to secure a market of fruits to smallholder farmers of fruits by buying them directly from farmers thereby reducing losses due to transport problems faced by these farmers. Then, it is going to process them to juices and dried fruits thereby securing a constant availability of seasonal fruits all year round. Moreover, this helps in reducing food losses and also providing nutritious juices for the community which will help in reducing cases of malnutrition. It is also going to make fruit juice concentrates which is going to be sold to companies that will further process them to other juices. The project will get more money to keep the business going by the money that it gets from the sales, ploughing back sales to the business.

Objectives:

  1. Create an alternative and secure source of income for rural smallholder fruit farmers.
  2. Reduce food loss and waste along the local production-supply chain.
  3. Develop new and healthy fruit products.

Team Prosperity on Local Elements (P.oL.E)

San Jose, Costa Rica

Our Team

Our Mission

To reduce food loss and waste through adding value to fruits produced by rural smallholder farmers and securing a constant availability of seasonal fruits and fruit products on the market.

Our Background

Our team believes in it's idea because it sees its potential of developing the world even though it cannot change the world on its own but it has a great impact especially in developing countries where so many people depend on agriculture for example in Zimbabwe about 80% of the population depends on farming. We are participating in this challenge to share our idea and to get an opportunity to show the world that through team work and innovation we can change the lives of people.

Our Team

Our Mission

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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.