The Food Team’s time in Dar es Salaam has been brief, but it was extremely productive. At the beginning of the internship we were a bit hesitant about the project’s direction, but the Food Team launched right into the project with the goal of creating a solid foundation for future interns. We encountered many challenges … Continue reading Final Report and Acknowledgements
Throughout the last two and a half months, the food team has spent many long days and nights working hard on this study. It is safe to say our concentration and vigorous efforts to produce an impactful report has paid off. The team has worked together and compiled a draft report on the project conducted … Continue reading Presentations
Case Studies are up!
The final edits of our Case Study interviews are up! Head over to our DATABASE page to read about the food stories of residents of Dar es Salaam. Or, click Here!
As was said in our last post we are now done collecting data, it was a long and sometimes frustrating two months but it feels good getting it done. What doesn't feel as nice is going full force into writing the paper. As you all saw (and hopefully read carefully) our literature review is done … Continue reading Methodology Complete!
Data collection: Completed
Over the last two months, the food team has diligently worked at creating surveys, distributing formal letters, arranging meetings, and conducting observational and personal interview surveys. The process of gathering information in a developing country presented different challenges, but with the team’s flexibility and hard work ethic data collection has been successfully completed. In short, … Continue reading Data collection: Completed
Individual Case Studies
In addition to our study of supermarket procurement systems within the city of Dar es Salaam, we decided to take a more “story-telling” approach to the entire idea of food systems within this developing city. Alongside the interviews with supermarket managers, we decided that by looking at the food buying habits of different socio-economic classes … Continue reading Individual Case Studies
After the food team’s initial day of data-collection, we carefully analyzed the errors that were discovered in our surveys. This process involved researching different food items to identify the most common variety of certain perishable foods. In addition, the revealed formatting mistakes were fixed after vigilantly paying close attention to the design and flow of … Continue reading Revised Surveys
First Day of Field Work
We have now been in Dar es Salaam for two weeks and it was finally time to do some field work. After two weeks of hitting the books and researching in order to write our proposals and literature review, we stretched our legs and collected some data. The first component of our project is an … Continue reading First Day of Field Work