The Mindanao Food Highway

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Faculty Mentor/s: Prof. Ganesh Balasubramanian, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics;
Jo-Ann Emilene A. de Belen - Supervising Fellow (Managing Director, DAP sa Mindanao);
Dr. Elmer S. Soriano - Senior Fellow (Managing Director, Civika Asian Development Academy - Zero Hunger Lab);
Dr. Dominic Vincent D. Ligot - Senior Fellow and Data Analyst (Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CirroLytix);
Fatima D. dela Cruz - Project Manager (Project Staff, DAP sa Mindanao) 

 

Students on the team this summer: 

Putimet Inroom – 2023 – UG - Industrial & Systems Engineering

Wei Ngai – 2022 – UG - Biological Sciences

Xiaowei Chen -  2021 – UG - Statistics

Yanqiu Shen – 2022 – UG - Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Zerui Fang – 2022 – UG - Chemical Engineering

 

Project Description: This project will work closely with a team from the Civika Asian Development Academy and the Development Academy of the Philippines, both Philippines-based organizations that through projects develop public and private sector leaders throughout Southeast Asia. The direct focus of this project is the creation of a “Food Highway,” using data-driven and data-centric approaches to alleviate ongoing disruptions to food and medicine supply chains throughout the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mindanao Food Highway, named for the second-largest island in the Philippines archipelago, aims to explore innovative, data-driven, and technology-based solutions to food security challenges during COVID-19 disruptions. Achieving this objective will result in reducing transitory food insecurity and increasing community resilience during this pandemic.

 

Month/Year Project Began:JUNE 2020