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Almanac 2.0


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Almanac 2.0

  1. 1. Software for agriculture in developing countires
  2. 2. What is it?  Interactive version of the Farmer’s Almanac Means to end hunger
  3. 3. How?  ‘Band-aid’ solutions don’t work Long term self sufficiency is the only way to solve the crisis
  4. 4. How does it work?Almanac 2.0 is an interactive software compatible withcomputers and tablets. The software can be translated tonumerous languages, but doesn’t rely heavily on language to teach. The software does not require internet connectionconstantly, only once a month or so for updates. Thesoftware: Tracks weather patterns Teaches farming skills Explains techniques like irrigation Can be customized for climate types Offers help in food preparation
  5. 5. Interaction Home screen consists of 4 links to new pages Getting Started Maintenance Weather Health
  6. 6. This software mainly acts as a guide and shares information forreal world application. Thesoftware is a means to break thelanguage barrier and shareknowledge. Instead of usingwords to explain, videos andanimation will be prevalent toexpress the idea.
  7. 7. Goals Minimum: To increase self sufficiency in developingcountriesMaximum: To improve economy
  8. 8. Where to start? Start up costs:  Provide technology  Materials to start (i.e. tools, seeds)
  9. 9. Videos Organic Agriculture - Benefits for a VillageWorld Hunger