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As you may be aware from our last post, February’s Proof of Concept team has been re-designing the previous business model of B2C to B2B. We initially decided that co-ops would be the best way of making local produce viable Fiji-wide because smallholder farmers would be able to put their produce together to meet the massive demand from hotels. However, there were several problems with this model; This is beyond our capacity. We were trying to execute a B2B model where the target...

Dolly Phiri
by Dolly Phiri
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Dolly Phiri

The close of week one here in Malawi has seen the Agriculture Assessment team making a tough decision; to cease operations on our experimental plot. This was not an easy decision, particularly when considering the dedication and hard work of both the December and January teams. Nevertheless, time is of the essence when working on the ground. As a team we decided that the value gained from the farm no longer warranted the sheer amount of time we would be investing into it. Perhaps most...

Georgie Scott
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Georgie Scott

  The January Agriculture Assessment Team here in Malawi continued to develop a three-pronged solution to various pains faced by smallholder farmers. Firstly, the farming blueprint would seek to address issues of yield size, consistency of produce throughout the year and nutritional variety of crops. This would be complemented with a consultancy service for ongoing tailored support of the farmers. Finally, a distribution service would seek to alleviate issues of access to markets and provide...

Georgie Scott
by Georgie Scott
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Georgie Scott

As from the previous post, the December Health Assessment team are currently testing and gathering data on a pre-diagnostic medical application called, Ada. We are using this app in the rural community of Nancholi, where patients will use the app before they see the clinician or the nurse. The efficiency of Ada is being assessed by measuring how long the patient uses the app for, against the time they spend at the NAYO clinic. Along with this, the accuracy is being measured by comparing...

Liam Donovan
by Liam Donovan
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Liam Donovan

The FarmEd Proof of Concept (POC) team in Fiji for December has hit the ground running and is ready to HUSTLE! Throughout the month we’ll be empathising with farmers and other stakeholders to build upon our understanding of Fijian agriculture. This will allow us to continue to grow FarmEd and reach out to more people and maximise positive impact. Overall goals for December include: Make 2 sales of blueprints to farmers who are willing to implement on their farm Empathise with 20...

Blake Pearson
by Blake Pearson
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Blake Pearson

1. Make 2 sales of blueprints to farmers who are willing to implement on their farm 2. Empathise with 20 farmers (target market) and fine tune the current product offerings  

Emma Ridley
by Emma Ridley
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Emma Ridley

This is an idea for a direction that health assessment teams can take – called flyMED. I got this idea after interviewing elderly people in the villages of Nancholi, Blantyre. Most of them have illnesses that require ongoing prescription for medication. However, they travel up to 2 hours to the nearest hospital/clinic to get their prescription. One of these villagers is Mary, 64 (pictured below). She suffers from low blood pressure and cannot walk very far due to having severe knee pain....

Eiman Abdalla
by Eiman Abdalla
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Eiman Abdalla

Hi all, Over the month of July, the Malawi health assessment team uncovered multiple issues in the Blantyre. The major issue was access, especially to education and health services. This meant that the people heavily depended on the health care system and would go to the doctor for minor illnesses that would normally be treated at home in western countries, such as the common cold. Transport costs were also a barrier and people would have to walk long distances in order to reach a health...

Dolly Phiri
by Dolly Phiri
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Dolly Phiri

I have been tasked with Game Master. Mostly because I have a reputation for being a nerd and enjoying gaming, but also because I have a keen interest in this space and in utilising this platform, we want to ensure that the points you accumulate also result in meaningful  contributions, comments, ideas etc.  So without boring you with the entire guts of the gamification system (and I am sure many would want to know the mechanics of it!), I want to give you a basic overview of the logic...

Andrew Vild
by Andrew Vild
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Andrew Vild

While robots and computers will probably never completely replace doctors and nurses, machine learning/deep learning and AI are transforming the healthcare industry. This isn't a new concept and it already exists in a few forms, however, it is catered for the Developed World - as are most things. Machine learning is improving diagnostics, predicting outcomes, and just beginning to scratch the surface of personalized care. The aim is democratising healthcare by enabling everyone around...

Andrew Vild
by Andrew Vild
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Andrew Vild

This is a proposal to current and future Malawi Health Teams on executing the assessment phase of the project. Teams may use the comment section to post updates on progression through these stages and insights uncovered as a result.  --- The Health Assessment team should investigate as many health-related issues as possible in order to uncover the central areas where impact can be made. An in-depth understanding of key issues, as well as the economic circumstances of potential...

Ella Grier
by Ella Grier
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Ella Grier

Hi guys, Soni here, from the Malawi July 2017 agriculture and social consulting assessment team.   I want to take the opportunity to share an idea looking specifically into micro financing and agriculture. First though, context! These past four weeks my team has worked to achieve our month long-goal to implement an experimental farm here in Blantyre, Malawi. We have successfully secured a one-acre parcel of land, through a partnership with the District Cabinet of Agriculture....

Soni Lawson
by Soni Lawson
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Soni Lawson

Hi guys, Soni here, from the Malawi July 2017 agriculture and social consulting assessment team. I want to take the opportunity to share an idea looking specifically into micro financing and agriculture. First though, context! These past four weeks my team has worked to achieve our month long-goal to implement an experimental farm here in Blantyre, Malawi. We have successfully secured a one-acre parcel of land, through a partnership with the District Cabinet of Agriculture....

Soni Lawson
by Soni Lawson
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Soni Lawson

Hello Project Everest community! We are currently in the ideate stage of our project so we would love to hear as many ideas as possible from all types of people.  Our final definition of the problem facing our project is: The dependence on plastic products due to their convenience and affordability as well as a lack of awareness of the negative consequences of their use has led to adverse impacts on Cambodia’s environment, economy and public health. These impacts are compounded by...

Tim Allen
by Tim Allen
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Tim Allen

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Dolly Phiri

Sydney, Australia

Joined this community on Jul 2, 2017

Bio Past trekker in Malawi Health Assessment currently trekking on Fiji FarmED POC

University or Company
WSU

Degree or Work area
Law

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Malawi

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