Faculty Advisor

Traver, Robert W.


The team collaborated with Fundación Paraguaya to help make the food flow visible in Cerrito. The three flows of food the team focused on were: food imported, exported, grown and consumed in Cerrito. The team created surveys to obtain types and quantities of food sold at markets. The team created interviews for markets in Cerrito to understand where they bought their stock from. The team used observations to record prices of food in stock at markets. The foods chosen to focus on came from the Basic Family Basket of Paraguay, a list of the most commonly consumed foods in Paraguay. From the data collected, the team created a database that compared prices of food. The primary recommendation for Fundación Paraguaya is to find ways to lower food prices in Cerrito.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies