Babacu module, prototype for low-cost agro industries wins the 2016 Global Innovation Camp organised in Turin, Italy. Based on the principle of poverty eradication through its origin, this proposal is an innovative way to generate income as a first step to develop self-sustainable communities and individuals.
The merger between design and local materials and techniques will be implemented to respond the needs identified in small agro food factories, where people will locally build cells that can grow according to the demand suiting different scales of production.
They can also be located in inhospitable and difficult access regions, where industrial construction methods are not affordable. Today in Latin America the average urban population is 80 %, while the world average is 51%. This indicates a lack of opportunities for people who live in towns or small cities.
In the specific case of Brazil, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), the Northeast region is the hardest hit, as it had the highest absolute loss of population, 760.000 people in the last census. Given this recurring reality, we wonder if they could not generate job opportunities through the local development of small cities and communities as a way to combat poverty. Source and images Courtesy of Estudio Flume.
Article by Marco Rinaldi