MFOODS

A food-related developmental programme through mobile phones

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Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
IN India
Web http://apfoods.ap.nic.in/
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About the project Edit

Anganwadi workers/ Child Development Project Officers(CDPO) indent food items through mobile phones. Centralized System keeps track of indents along with date and time, in response the supply schedules being updated by Apfoods online. Corresponding alerts goes to the field and transporters. The CDPOs/ Anganwadi workers can acknowledge the food items received through mobiles. Delays, wrong indents, non-indents, non-supplies, wrong supplies, delayed supplies can be tracked by the stakeholders. Thus entire supply chain is getting efficient and streamlined.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

The project mfoods ensures effective implementation of all essential attributes of a food-related developmental programme like timely food supplies, timely production, zero inventory, zero wastages, proper accounting, budgeting and payment, supplies based on actual consumptions, least path transferring by transporters and timely servicing of nutritional supplementary food at Anganwadi Centres to the malnourished children, malnourished pregnant mothers, lactating mothers, etc.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

With an aim to serving poor undernourished among underprivileged group of women and children the vision of this project was to facilitate and implement ICDS projects and other Government Schemes to expand and diversify for the sustainability as a viable corporate Industry. This is resulting in availability of foods to serve the malnourished children, pregnant women lactating mothers so as to achieve MDGs.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Winner 2011, E Inclusion, Manthan Award 2011, Digital Inclusion for Development , South Asia
The Jury felt that involving Anganwadi Centres as the cornerstone of the programme is very apt as AWCs are having a very wide child reach, estimating around 58 million children in the country.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Mfoods is an initiative taken by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh to ensure timely supply of fortified nutritious food to 223 Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) projects benefiting 30.62 lakhs of children and women beneficiaries throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh in an efficient and effective manner.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

The project provides a cost effective solution to the entire supply chain viz. from the production centre to the end consumption location / Anganwadi Centre of ICDS in the country, involving combination of mobile technology, internet technology besides GPRS, GIS multi-media and GPS technologies.


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