FarmTrade – An online marketplace for crops focused around nutritional value

Global hunger and malnutrition affects hundreds of millions of people every year – one reason for this is a misaligned incentive system for farmers. Farmers are compensated almost exclusively based on yield, and not based on nutritional content. FarmTrade offers an online marketplace to facilitate the sale of high nutrient biofortified crops at a premium through a bidding system based on nutritional content, providing a high quality product for buyers that emphasizes sustainable practices for farmers.

This project was developed for GODAN’s Open Data for Agriculture Hackathon during their Global Summit, and it was the winner of their grand prize. The project was built using Ruby on Rails, HTML and CSS. FarmTrade will now be competing in the global Thought For Food challenge.



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