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  • Cassava

    Final update Cassava

    Feb 9, 2017

    During the last phase of Project Cassava, two of our team mates went to visit Indonesia for a second time. This time the final destination was the small farmers’ village Tubaba, on the island Sumatra. From previous research followed that smallholder Indonesian farmers lose significant amounts of harvest due to their intuitive decisions in farming. Seeds are planted based on dates that seemed to work out positively in the past years, fertilizer is used whenever crops start to look bad and rainfall is predicted by observing cloud thickness. Manual observation of the environment is becoming less reliable for decision making, because the climate in Indonesia is changing.

  • Cassava

    Update 1 Cassava

    Nov 15, 2016

    After analyzing the results of the research in Jakarta and the village Ciptagelar, we did some market research as well. For this we looked into competitors, but also relevant trends and developments in Indonesia. To have a better understanding of the problem, we also did research on climate and agriculture related to the design context.

  • Cassava

    Update 1 Cassava

    Oct 10, 2016

    After a quick start and a lot of preparations during the first few weeks, we’ve been to Indonesia for two weeks to conduct research and get a better understanding of the situation and problem.

Cassava

We are team Cassava, a team of four Industrial Design students of the TU Delft. During this project we will work with the Indonesian start-up CI Agriculture, that harnesses the power of big data technology for the farming industry. Together we want to help local farmers to anticipate on climate change in order to enhance food security. 

Global warming is a growing problem in a country like Indonesia that is very vulnerable to the effects of climate change. As the rural population is uneducated about climate change, the farmers are confused about the irregularity of harvests. The production decline in agriculture poses a risk on the income of farmers and on the food security of the population. We want to prevent this by providing the essential knowledge and information about weather conditions, by developing a sustainable and low-cost weather station.

During this project we will visit Indonesia to do research and test the developed product.

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