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  • However we are not going to grow Mango in the short term.For our short term goal: we will grow sweet potatoes instead. Although growing mango will give us a higher return but it need 5 years to grow and has a higher start-up captial than potatoes which only need very low start-up captial and has a faster return. For our mid term goal, we will grow Mango and sweet potatoes at the same time. While waiting for the Mango to grow and harvest which take about 5 years, we will have the income from Sweet potatoes to provide the support for growing Mango.Next our long term goal will be to grow Mango on all the 5 herctaries land area. According to the leader of the village, 5 hervtaris can grow about 2000 Mango tree AND since the villiage doesn’t have enough manpower to mange these amount of trees, the villiage will use the profit they earn from the mango to hire people to assist them to grow and mange the mango. NEXT qinhao will present the detail of our plan.
  • Twc Final Presentation

    1. 1. Stack Up Those Potatoes<br />Tang Lei<br />Qin Hao <br />Wang Sha<br />Chua Yong Sheng<br />Gabriel Yee Qi Ming<br />Gao Zhi Fan<br />Radiah Rasol<br />
    2. 2. Our website<br />A collation of our research and experience<br />tinyurl.com/TWCpotatoes<br />tinyurl.com/TWCpotatoes2<br />
    3. 3. 160km overland trip to Malaysia<br />Feasibility of Prototype<br />Talked to Mr Ng, a gardening centre owner and sweet potato farmer<br />Confirmed feasibility of our plan<br />Told us good soil quality is not needed<br />
    4. 4. 160km overland trip to Malaysia<br />Understanding the conditions<br />Difficult to find land that is being sold<br />Little wide open space<br />Plenty of small open areas<br />
    5. 5. 160km overland trip to Malaysia<br />Deploying the prototype<br />Engaged farmer and gave lessons<br />Had farmer and wife work with us<br />Built a 2x1 m plot with soil used for mixing concrete<br />
    6. 6. 30km boat trip to Batam<br />Meeting up with YayasanCitramas<br />Nico, our guide in Batam<br />Kun, another guide with connections to farmers<br />
    7. 7. 30km boat trip to Batam<br />Understanding our audience<br />Visited a farm to learn some agricultural practices<br />Understand problems that farmers face<br />
    8. 8. 30km boat trip to Batam<br />Understanding Kampung Teri<br />Soil is only suitable for tropical fruit trees for mangoes, banana, papayas, etc.<br />Too poor to buy the seeds for mango trees<br />Monkeys eat fruit from trees, especially bananas<br />
    9. 9. 30km boat trip to Batam<br />Solution<br />Sweet Potatoes is just a temporary solution for the problem of poverty<br />Money earned from potato will fund the purchase of fruit trees<br />Kampung Teri has 5 Ha of unused land<br />Best fruit tree is the mango tree<br />
    10. 10. 30km boat trip to Batam<br />Finances:<br />Period to first harvest:<br />Mango: 5 years<br />Sweet Potatoes: 100 days<br />Space needed:<br />Mango: 5 x 5 m<br />Sweet Potatoes: 2 x 2 m (natural)<br /> 1 x 1 m (our method)<br />
    11. 11. 30km boat trip to Batam<br />Finances:<br />Annual Returns per 5 x 5 m plot:<br />Mango: 300kg x 3 harvest = 1200 kg<br />Sweet Potato: 4kg x 5 x 5 x 3 harvest = 300 kg<br />Annual Income:<br />Mango: 1200 x 4000 = 4800000 Rp<br />Sweet Potato: 300 x 1500 = 450000 Rp<br />
    12. 12. 30km boat trip to Batam<br />Finance Goal<br /> Short term Goal : Growing Sweet Potatoes instead of Mango<br /> Mid term Goal : Use the money from Sweet Potatoes to grow Mango which have a longer harvest period but higher return.<br /> Long term Goal: Grow mango on the 5 hectares land area.<br />
    13. 13. 30km boat trip to Batam<br />
    14. 14. 30km boat trip to Batam<br />Business Plan<br />The project is open to all KampungTuri residents <br />Can start the project anytime<br />Additional source of income<br />Can upgrade to higher value vegetable and fruit<br />Can improve life standard in the future<br />
    15. 15. 30km boat trip to Batam<br /> Ultimately, we would like to bring this project to any undeveloped area and help the less fortunate people get out of poverty<br />
    16. 16. Stack Up Those Potatoes<br />Why support our plan?<br />Low start up cost<br />Mr Ng will supply for free<br />Can use recycled pallets, tires or plastic pipes<br />Small start to eradicating poverty<br />Extra income can be used to “upgrade” to better fruit trees<br />Eventually, the higher value fruit trees will bring them out of poverty<br />
    17. 17. Stack Up Those Potatoes<br />Original, Creative and Innovative?<br />New use for “unwanted” items<br />Using unused land to generate income<br />Our plan is easy to modify, whether in Malaysia and Batam<br />We’re not just providing plants, we providing a business strategy!<br />
    18. 18. Engaging our audience<br />Malaysia:<br />Taught and built 1 structure<br />2 to 3 other neighbors who are “copying”<br />
    19. 19. Engaging our audience<br />Batam:<br />Working with YayasanCitramas and Kampung Teri<br />Village leader and several other villagers are eager to get started<br />
    20. 20. After this semester…<br />Batam:<br />Going back to Batam with materials and sweet potato vines<br />Experiment with marcotting on mango trees<br />If successful, will allow us to bypass the need to buy mango trees<br />
    21. 21. Our 3 week-old potato plant!<br />
    22. 22. 160km by Land, 30 km by SeaUnderstanding our audience<br />Malaysian VS Batamkampungs(villages)<br />Land ownership<br />Malaysia : hard to find land that is willing to be sold<br />Batam : land is rented on a 5-10 year contract<br />Government Support<br />Malaysia : promotes the planting of palm trees<br />Batam : no support at all<br />Problems faced<br />Malaysia : Getting the land to farm<br />Batam : start-up cost for buying seeds<br />

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