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Week 3 Feasibility Road Trip


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Week 3 Feasibility Road Trip

  1. 1. Stack Up Potatoes<br />Chua Yong ShengGabriel Yee Qi MingGaoZhi FanRadiahRasolTang LeiQin HaoWang Sha<br />
  2. 2. Feasibility Road Trip to Malaysia<br />
  3. 3. Approving our plan<br /><ul><li>Found a Sweet Potato farmer to look at our plan
  4. 4. Concur that good soil is not needed
  5. 5. Concur with 100 days period
  6. 6. But… said that planting using tubers may not be most effective</li></li></ul><li>Approving our plan<br /><ul><li>Suggested using Sweet Potato Vines will take lesser time to grow
  7. 7. Much, much lower attrition rate
  8. 8. Sweet potatoes are easy to grow in tropical climates like Malaysia, Singapore or Batam
  9. 9. Gave us healthy, live samples</li></li></ul><li>Growing process<br />After 1 month<br />After 100 days<br />
  10. 10. Prototype building process<br />
  11. 11. Prototype building process<br />
  12. 12. Prototype building process<br />
  13. 13. Prototype building process<br />
  14. 14. What we learnt<br />There’s no shortage of land space<br />Hence, no need to plant between trees<br />Farmers become unwilling when they have to pay<br />Farmers will try out a batch, if we help them start up for free<br />Potato vines grow extremely easily<br />
  15. 15. Advantage and disadvantage <br />Easy to grow<br />Easy to mass produce<br />Short harvest time<br />Low start-up Capital<br /><ul><li>Low ROI</li></li></ul><li>Our long-term plans<br />Give them the first batch of sweet potatoes vines.<br />And a new source of income, stable cash flow<br />Help them “upgrade” to higher value crops<br />Like mangoes, pineapples or durian<br />Money from sale of sweet potatoes as a sustainable income<br />Until the mango, durian or other fruit trees mature<br />
  16. 16. Best proof that it works?<br />Just 2 days after planting the vine!<br />New roots!<br />