As part of the UN’s Mondialogo Challenge, our team analysed the problem of farmers suicide in India.
Oversupply was causing a drop in price and therefore income of the local farmers. They were unable to sell their excess crops, and had to leave them to waste.
We developed a solar dryer suitable for the local climate, and supported the local economy by establishing connection between the local farmers and the potential buyers for dried goods.
After establishing the initial market for the farmers, we worked with a local company to craft a sustainable business model for the solar dryer.