Reducing Food Miles
The Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition is running a 6-week competition to ideate and prototype blockchain-based solutions to global social and environmental challenges.
Our idea is to build a web application that helps reduce the distance food needs to travel before it can be consumed.
There will be a form to add producers to the system, a map to search for local producers you can subscribe to, and a dashboard that lets you see your current subscriptions and past payments.
For consumers, the app lets you buy a monthly subscription to locally grown produce.
For producers, the app provides a predictable income throughout the year. The app calculates the minimum number of monthly subscribers needed to make the operation worthwhile. A consumer must pay for two months in advance to subscribe and the app then holds this payment in escrow till the minimum number of subscribers is met
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