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FarmEd: Field Development Test (February 2018)   Stage of Business : FarmEd is a unique technology-based, consultancy service and permaculture farming design that brings agricultural expertise to smallholder farmers, to create a food supply chain that is smarter, more efficient and more profitable.   We are in the startup phase. Specifically focusing on the build-measure-learn feedback loop, we hope to gain insight into two aspects, to prove that we have the ability...

Zoe Cahill
by Zoe Cahill
3 Votes
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Zoe Cahill

The December Team have had an incredible month and turned research into a product (ModSol) which locals in Mlanga have expressed massive interest in. Getting an operational license is critical for this project as sales will provide the ultimate proof of concept and enable us to test and iterate both the product and the business model effectively while providing a positive impact and lead towards launching a business. Obtaining the required retail, regional and solar licensing is a massive...

Rhys O'Brien
by Rhys O'Brien
16 Votes
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Rhys O'Brien

Found some fairly recent, fairly comprehensive resources for the energy teams on the ground in Malawi!  Hope these help:  2016 Off-grid solar country briefing: Malawi (global off-grid lighting association)  https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/10250.pdf    2014 Solar market analysis and strategy: (business innovation facility)...

Corey Middleton
by Corey Middleton
3 Votes
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Corey Middleton

  Following my previous post on Training Timorese Students For Ag Team (https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/472734), here is a specific post that describes the main activities and goals we want to fulfill in the Training Session that will hopefully take place in January.    The next stage will be a training session ran by Project Everest trekkers in January. The aim for this activity is to ensure that interns fully understand the Agriculture Assessment project and its long-term...

Chivi Galatas
by Chivi Galatas
9 Votes
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Chivi Galatas

An EPC contract (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) is the most common form of contract for construction projects (both commercial and residential) in Australia and North America. Therefore, the Timor-Leste Energy Assessment team put some thought into the potential of setting up our business using a scaled version of this model.  Basics (see the chart for a visual guide): Based on an EPC business model (assuming no vertical integration), the system of negotiation would be...

Mason Bierlein
by Mason Bierlein
10 Votes
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Mason Bierlein

When I think of recycling and sustainable practices, I think of Closed Loop Systems. This is probably because I'm studying agriculture and entomology (the study of insects), whereby one aspect of this is utilising waste products in alternate ways e.g. composting crop waste to be used as a source of nutrients for successive crops. Therefore, these Closed Loop Systems encompass waste management.  Waste management, as we probably all know, is a massive issue globally, including in Australia...

Zoe Paisley
by Zoe Paisley
1 Votes
Comments 6
Zoe Paisley

Hello from the February team! It is now the last day of week 1 of project and it’s all happening. After spending a couple of days catching up with the great work from the December and January team, we are now finalising our project structure. Following on from the work of the previous teams, we were hoping to receive some feedback for our current model.   ‘PLUBER’ but not. . - After conducting surveys within several communities the initial ‘Pluber’ platform was deemed...

Rebecca Pink
by Rebecca Pink
9 Votes
Comments 5
Rebecca Pink

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