The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Health and Income intiative

Your title/position Projects Head
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2006
Website
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Explain your project in details:

The specific development objective of the project is to promote and optimize use of solar post-harvest and processing Technologies for reducing peak seasonal losses and improving nutritional quality of fruits and other crops, link farmers with the market for dried fruits as an income generating alternative. Specific activities and innovative approaches include but not limited to the following: 1. Construction of low cost model solar driers for fruits and vegetables using mostly Low cost Local material for 15 sites in communal area Gokwe South and 100 farmers involved, 2. Solar drying of fruits and assists farmers in branding and marketing of the best quality dried mango's and other fruits on the local market from the Gokwe South initiative. 3. Advisory services on quality preservation and nutritional value of major fruits and vegetables and improved post-harvest technologies developed in Gokwe South. 4. Post-harvest losses, quality and nutritional changes of major crops assessed and improved post-harvest management is developed. 5. Existing supply chain system(s) of major fruits and vegetables are analysed and improved infrastructure, organization and marketing strategies are developed. 6. Promotion of post-harvest technologies adoption through promotional competitions that rewards small holder fruits farmers with the best dried fruits In Gokwe South. 7. Facilitate formulation dried fruits cooperatives for farmers to share and minimise the product branding and packaging cost optimising product quality uniformity for the market. 8. Manuals and best practices guidelines to be developed shared and presented nationally through other agencies. The specific outcomes: 1. Quality and nutritional value of major fruits and vegetables are understood and improved post-harvest technologies developed 2. Post-harvest losses, quality and nutritional changes of major fruits and crops are improved and post-harvest management is developed 3. Quality nutritional fruits access throughout the year and income generated from sales for farmers.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Farmers and growers of fruits and vegetables acquire Life development skills they will use beyond the project life. Improved technologies ;( information, knowledge, skill, methods, system and or materials) will help in decreasing post harvest losses and earn income from sales as well as improving crops storage. Cooperatives for the farmers will benefit them in economies of large scale production effectively optimising cost and product quality uniformity; the cooperatives develop into competitive business models for the society. Best practices shared nationwide will indirectly benefit all fruits and vegetable farmers. Gokwe south farmers provide the market with quality dried mangoes and generate income. Continued supply of diversified, safe and healthy fruits and vegetables with fair prices all season. Beneficiaries have access to health fruits all season and related nutrition facts that in the long run address chronic malnutrition. 1: Quality nutritional value of major fruits is understood and improved post-harvest technologies developed. 2: Existing supply chain system(s) of major Fruits and vegetables analysed and improved organization and marketing strategies are developed. Monitoring and Evaluation: Data collected for indicators at the: 1.overall objective, 2.specific objective, 3.intermediate result and 4.activity level of the project. Indicators 1: Number of training sessions and participants, number of farmers adopting technologies, volume of fruits dried and amount of reduction in post-harvest losses. Indicator 2: Post-harvest equipment developed, technical knowledge indicated by technology usage, and training sessions completed. 3. Overall objective data will be collected for a number of indicators: Number using post-harvest technologies, Number of farmers drying mango's and fruits, money earned from dried fruits sales. Data Collection for Monitoring: Quarterly reports completed in a timely and understandable manner and supplemented by low cost surveys. Evaluations: Data gathered and analysed in relation to project objectives, intermediate results, and project activities provide an empirical basis for project evaluation.

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Sustainability and future plans

Health and Income Initiative will be implemented through the Nutrigain trust whose main thrust and focus is to reduce malnutrition to minimum acceptable level in vulnerable communities through optimum utilisation of cost effective methods and maximum use of available local foods. Since its incorporation as a Non-profit trust in 2006 The Nutrigain Trust has worked with various organisations facilitating mainstreaming of nutrition into HIV and AIDS programing. Nutrigain focus on analysing existing supply chain system(s) of major fruits and crops ensuring nutritional value of major fruits and vegetables are understood and improved post-harvest technologies are developed organisation and marketing strategies are developed. The Nutrigain over the years has worked without direct funding its main focus has been to facilitate mainstreaming of nutrition into existing organisations through the partners budgets. Fundraising Activities such as cocktails, raffles have been conducted to support the finance requirements beyond the facilitation fees provided from organisation receiving nutrition support. The Nutrigain Trust work with associate nutritionist and food scientist from various institutions on voluntary basis who contribute to nutrition programing and response design. To adequately finance the health and income initiative the Nutrigain has applied for grants to ensure that the project is adequately funded. The grants applied are pending approval hence the funding partners cannot be confirmed yet. Staring from 2017 and beyond the Trust has adopted an approach to obtain direct funding for some of its project that it independently implements. The Trust will continue supporting communities with nutrition and income generation life skills in relation to latest developments and trends in the global village.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

Simbarashe G makuvaza is a male Christian 33 years old poised and polished social entrepreneur, business developer and administrator. I have 10 years social and business entrepreneurship experience and 6 years progressive working experience in corporate middle management and clerical functions for cross industry organisations. Orchestrated launching and registration for the Nutrigain Trust and assumed to be the first Board Chairman and Head of projects. I have been responsible for projects design and development, fundraising and networking for the organisation. Obtained cooperation and collaboration from local and international partners for the Nutrigain Trust, including its mapping in who is doing what in Zimbabwe nutrition atlas by UNICEF. Realising that malnutrition is a contributor to infant mortality, reduced child growth and mental development and particularly that micronutrient deficiency prevalence is highest and worst in sub-Sahara Africa and an impediment to child intelligence quotient and development motivated me to develop methods and practices that seek to address food insecurity and malnutrition. My major goal is to contribute immensely to zero the impact of malnutrition through society developed methods and practices basing from the technical nutrition information

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Comments

September 1, 2017 04:41

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

August 31, 2017 23:55

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Take care and all the very best!
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:45

Dear all;
Your comment is helpful, Thank you for you appreciation and a constructive suggestion.
As the YCEC draws closest to close take this from me,I am wishing all the best for all enterpreneurship campus comunity members.
I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.
Really I am glad that you are doing such great works and for you Enterpreunerial sprit. I fully support your efforts.

I wish you all the success and all the best ma dear.

Good luck! THANK YOU all once again!
Abdisa B.
[email protected]

August 31, 2017 22:24

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 22:08

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 20:47

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 19:02

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 18:15

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 18:15

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 17:44

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 17:07

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 03:39

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 31, 2017 00:42

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:56

Hi
Its only few hours left of this competition edition.I hope you are satisfied with your work on this platform and that you have learned a lot from others in here.above all I would like to wish you luck on your project.keep the fire burning.never back down on helping people.good luck and kind regards

August 30, 2017 21:29

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day
SHUHRA

August 30, 2017 20:58

Hiii!!!!!!!
As we are in to the last day of the competition, I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments, votes and suggestions. Your project is very much interesting and helpful and I wish you would be there in the finals. I am concluding by this words-
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on ones ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act".
I am wishing you to be a successful person.

REGARDS
AJITH MATHEW
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August 30, 2017 20:57

Hiii!!!!!!!
As we are in to the last day of the competition, I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments, votes and suggestions. Your project is very much interesting and helpful and I wish you would be there in the finals. I am concluding by this words-
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on ones ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act".
I am wishing you to be a successful person.

REGARDS
AJITH MATHEW
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August 30, 2017 20:52

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,
Shuhra.

August 30, 2017 20:11

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 18:51

Greetings from Kabul!
i. What a beautiful idea!
ii. I need more details especially on the sustainability of the initiative.
iii. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
Good luck
Shuhra , Kabul, Afghanistan

August 30, 2017 15:48

Dear Fellow participant,

You have done well thus far. Only few people will venture relentlessly into the things in which their instincts proposes because sometimes the goal appears too crazy to achieve, so they just retreat.

Actually, someone has said that "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

You may have seen this before but I want to remind you that it's true, only those who are "crazy enough" eventually get results.

Congratulations for been "crazy enough" (seeing beyond normal and following your dreams despite the odds)...

Best wishes,
Seth

Also,

Remember it's not over until it's over.
It may be just a few days to the end of the competition but it's not the end of your dreams
There's still a lot you can achieve.
Stay focused.

Regards

August 29, 2017 16:14

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 21:12

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. So change this world with your idea.
Wishing you all the success and hope you will be there in the finals.

BEST OF LUCK

AJITH MATHEW

August 28, 2017 20:08

Hello,
Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 16:09

Greetings my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends like you , I hope every one of you achieve his dreams.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 28, 2017 12:06

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 28, 2017 12:01

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 17:52

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 21:08

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 20:55

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 17:55

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 24, 2017 17:37

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 18:18

Hi,
After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 15:08

Food is one of the necessity of life hence your idea is superb and worthy of support and it also covers the agricultural sector where most of the rural people engages and trying to help them reduce the post harvest losses is another great milestone in your idea, wish you the best as you implement and replicate this noble idea in many countries of the world.
CHEERS.

August 23, 2017 09:08

Hi Simbarashe,
Your project is very much appreciable. People like you are a blessing to the modern world because you are utilizing your skill to help the common people. Keep this spirit throughout your life. The will to do varitiies in life opens up the door of opportunities. So keep this positive attitude always .
I wish you all the success for this competition and also please vote and comment on my project AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE.

August 23, 2017 09:00

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 23, 2017 00:06

Hello
You have shown great efforts on this project and I believe you will make more good progress to its full extension.
Never give up.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 22:29

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: copy ad paste this address into your browser: wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 21:24

Greetings, Entrepreneurial Colleague

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: http://www.wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 20:25

Hi Simbarashe
I hope you're making good progress whether this competition is on progress or not this project should make more progress to its full extension. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making.
Best of luck!
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 04:19

Greetings Simbarashe ,
Solar energy is way to go . Solar power has become practical solution to our energy needs. Your project will surely help the farmer communities. This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.
It looks promising and executable
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.

August 21, 2017 10:39

Thank you Great Mind

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 21, 2017 08:10

Hello
You have a very innovative and life changing project as it will bring positive impact towards access to both healthy care services and economic growth. Congulatulation for the efforts you're putting on this project. Best of luck!

August 20, 2017 15:07

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

Thanks in advance for your vote and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your project!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 20, 2017 06:32

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 20, 2017 06:32

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 19, 2017 15:00

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copy the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

August 19, 2017 08:42

Hello
I like your project as it is life savi and can reduce inequality in access to health care and life standards. Congulatulation for your efforts you have made.
This project can be extended to all over the World,all the best never give up.

August 19, 2017 03:50

Hello!

Your project is quite interesting and impressive, as it tends to improve your community and promote resilient and safe nations through tourism.
Congratulations for your efforts.

I wish you success and you may stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of luck!

August 18, 2017 15:11

Please read my idea edu-cell and give some suggestions on my idea if any ?
Community effort is always welcome.
Thanks for reading my request!
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR PUTTING THE EFFORT IN ANSWERING

August 18, 2017 06:03

Hello,

This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.
It looks promising and executable
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.

Good luck
Regards

Shuhra Koofi.

August 12, 2017 23:14

Hi
I realy find your project very impressive and on the edge of helping and solving the farmers' most problems.I would like to know if you already have promoters who will promote internally or it will be externally so.if its external,try hiring internal promoters who will fall under you as that will enable you to charge less.I wish you good luck and thank you

August 12, 2017 15:21

Your project is good and I cannot miss your well preparation. I like the way that you have presented this project and I encourage you to continue it and to create even more impact. I wish you good luck for what will come!
Regards,
Andrei

August 11, 2017 05:47

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/7257/

June 29, 2017 10:29

At Kundoh thank you for the insight, The project basically has links with the market already engagement has been done with retailers that sale dried fruits to supply them with the farmers produce. Post project life the initiative transfer life skills to farmers beyond the project support.

June 24, 2017 09:27

Using altenative energy sources to improve nutrition and income for people is a great idea. How do you link farmers to the market? Could you be more elaborate how your project will ensure sustainability?

June 9, 2017 09:47

AT COASS thank you for the comment and really look forward to build each other technically as we foster to bring changes in our communities through different acts but a similar purpose to bring long lasting solutions to the world full of challenges.

June 8, 2017 20:02

Dear Simbarashe,
Greetings from Indonesia

It's very nice project! How many members you have in this project? I think we are in the same field, in health. So, I hope we can meet by joining this competition to discuss your and my project.

Let's change the world with our contributions :)

June 8, 2017 12:25

Thank you Mr Mukwidigwi for the comment, The specific targeted fruits are mango's however the technologies have a capacity to dry a range of fruits...With regards to market opportunities robust engagement is at the preliminary stage and ongoing with Exclusive supermarkets in Harare who are selling dried fruits imported mostly from South Africa tentatively these supermarkets are our target market.

June 8, 2017 12:23

Thank you Mr Mukwidigwi for the comment, The specific targeted fruits are mango's however the technologies have a capacity to dry a range of fruits...With regards to market opportunities robust engagement is at the preliminary stage and ongoing with Exclusive supermarkets in Harare who are selling dried fruits imported mostly from South Africa tentatively these supermarkets are our target market.

Joel Mukwidigwi

June 8, 2017 11:49

Sounds a very good project keep it up.
However, i wish you would be briefly more specific on the list of type of fruits the farmers are engaged in and possible specific markets for the products.

June 6, 2017 16:13

Thank you for the comment the project has been designed tailored for a specific community challenge where the community face serious losses in the peak season for fruits due to excess supply and environmental pollution, fruits such as mangoes rot. The technologies developed are community models that will directly empower beneficiaries to reduce if not eliminate losses due to excess supply as they can preserve and store and market the dried fruits.

June 6, 2017 15:34

Dear Simbarashe ,
my greetings
your Project ; it is very good ,
I will like to know how the project will provide a practical solution that could work in the context of the environment where the product or service will operate.do you define the target ,these needs as well as how your project will meet them ?