Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Submitted by (@paulinaalmm)

Collaborative gardens E-Co: Integrating knowledge into the regional economy.

At present, the competitiveness of an organization in a global economy depends more and more on its knowledge, learning capacity and adaptation to the environment. This has led to the search for the exploitation of new sources of knowledge and technologies, thereby generating innovation. However, innovation does not show widespread dispersion, as there are industries that have acquired a great technological revolution ...more »

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Submitted by (@javier.larragoiti)

XiliNat: transforming agricultural waste into a sweetener with health benefits

XiliNat is a project that addresses environmental, economic and health problems by buying agricultural waste from farmers to transform it into xylitol, a 100% natural, low-calorie sweetener that is ideal for diabetics, protects teeth against cavities and has the same taste as sugar. By using agricultural waste, we contribute to the ecology of the region, since peasant farmers normally incinerate their waste, which ...more »

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Submitted by (@javier.larragoiti)

XiliNat: transforming agricultural waste into a sweetener with health benefits

XiliNat is a project that addresses environmental, economic and health problems by buying agricultural waste from farmers to transform it into xylitol, a 100% natural, low-calorie sweetener that is ideal for diabetics, protects teeth against cavities and has the same taste as sugar. By using agricultural waste, we contribute to the ecology of the region, since peasant farmers normally incinerate their waste, which ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Submitted by (@trejorod)

Vegetable beds enriched with fish silage for Mayan communities of Yucatan.

Sustainable Development Goal 12 of the 2030 Agenda (United Nations, 2015), "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns," tells us about the importance of waste management. SDG 2, "End hunger," makes us reflect on the importance of not leaving anyone behind and improving the conditions of food throughout the world. Both issues are important in the environmental policy agenda at the national and international ...more »

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Submitted by (@vanessa) and 1 other

Agroforestry systems and alternative techniques

Idea: Growth of the agricultural sector, with the consequent increase in food availability, has been one of the most important elements for the reduction of hunger and malnutrition in recent decades. However, the fight against hunger not only implies the existence of sufficient food, but also that the population can access them in a stable way, ensuring that it is nutritious and healthy, besides the need for food ...more »

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Submitted by (@jimena1) and 1 other

Agroculture

Traditional agriculture in Mexico and the world has been the basis of social development, constituting the basis of the food security of countless rural communities. In 2002, FAO launched the initiative of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), a global program for the conservation and sustainable management of original agricultural systems, whose purpose is to strengthen linkages between agricultural ...more »

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Submitted by (@composta0.01)

Everything comes back, fertilizing with Jovel

Partnering with the Jovel Valley Basin Committee, the organic waste composting project was designed in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. San Cristóbal de Las Casas is located in the endorheic basin of the Jovel Valley and is the center of interaction of 91 communities belonging to five municipalities (Chamula, Zinacantán, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Huixtán and Tenejapa), generating 102,895 tons ...more »

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Submitted by (@composta0.01)

Everything comes back, fertilizing with Jovel

Partnering with the Jovel Valley Basin Committee, the organic waste composting project was designed in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. San Cristóbal de Las Casas is located in the endorheic basin of the Jovel Valley and is the center of interaction of 91 communities belonging to five municipalities (Chamula, Zinacantán, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Huixtán and Tenejapa), generating 102,895 tons ...more »

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Submitted by (@mediago.killer)

evaluation of ecological industrial plants

Polyethylene terephthalate (more commonly known by its acronym PET) is a type of plastic widely used in packaging for beverages and textiles. Thanks to its properties, the plastic is in very high demand in the industries. The lack of an environmental culture among people and the little application of the three Rs (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse) has turned PET into an ecosystem pollutant, since its natural degradation is approximately ...more »

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Submitted by (@uripecu) and 2 others

Automated system for the mushroom production - Z-BOX

The automated system for the production of oyster mushrooms seeks to improve families' food security, by providing an appliance type device which enables the control and monitoring of 4 important aspects for the production of oyster mushrooms. This seeks to improve food security by ensuring food in term of quantity, quality and good nutritional contribution. At the same time, each family can produce their own food, fostering ...more »

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Submitted by (@alejandrovillarruel)

Agriculture for the city

About 43% of the population in Mexico lives in poverty. The capital and most important city of the country is not far behind, and about 27% of people live in extreme poverty and 12.5% ​​don't have access to food. 40% of these people are concentrated in the Gustavo A Madero borough, the neighborhood with the most poverty and food insufficiency being Cuautepec. Moreover, the average education is only 6.5 years (primary ...more »

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