INTRODUCING 500 FOODS

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Graduate student (Masters)
Date created: 
2017-02-27
Keywords: 
agriculture
horticulture
olericulture
containerculture
fresh produce
greenhouse
shipping container
biochar
tomatoes
hydroponics
Abstract: 

This paper explores a new idea-stage venture, 500 Foods. This venture plans to grow and directly market a wide variety of fresh produce using entirely different methods than those used by the greenhouse industry today, using shipping containers for the primary growing system. An overview of the agriculture industry is provided, followed by the development of a benchmark greenhouse model. The methods 500 Foods is proposing are introduced and compared to thisbenchmark. This is followed by an implementation plan, detailing the phases and financial metrics that 500 Foods may use on its way to reaching its objectives.

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MOT MBA Project -Simon Fraser University

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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Senior supervisor: 
Reich, Blaize
Department: 
Beedie School of Business-Segal Graduate School
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