Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Nikitina, Svetlana

Center

India

Abstract

This project attempted to understand problems affecting fruit and vegetable farmers in Himachal Pradesh, India, and identify ways to alleviate them. To this end, we interviewed farmers, storage facilities, and a local farmers’ association, and conducted research into modern preservation practices. Our work indicated that cold storage in the region could be incredibly useful to apple farmers, but awareness and coordination are lacking. To help remedy this, we developed a mobile application and pamphlet helping connect farmers with cold storage.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

IGSD

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

India

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