A lot of inspirations suggest to build a farming comunity, but do the locals have the ability to start a farm financially ? maybe Grameen can help them by dispersing the load of starting a farmland. Building slowly but surely.
I have never traveled to Colombia or any South American country, but I learn that Caldas is geographically very similar to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, where I grow up; and so might the challenge and opportunity be.
I had not see my page for a while now. Is my concept going for the evaluation phase ? The share cropping thing was an inspiration I posted to support my cassava inspiration. It was connected to one of your concept. I was new with OpenIDEO and it seemed that I posted a concept on the inspiration phase and it was too early.
Buying bulk lower the price, but you can't get any lower from buying produce directly from the farmer :) the idea of building the system around the farming is great. I imagine this as a collaborated and organized farmer market, where families or anybody can buy, cook together, then sell it there.
The profit from selling goes to running the kitchen and back to the NGO.
I personally do not support the delivery part of it. It increases cost and might create more problem along the way. i.e. what if the food shows up where the grandma is cooking ajiaco at home ?
I finished building a concept based on this just now take a look! This concept is really to develop yours and more focused towards the management.