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Olawale Olaniyan

Aug 11, 2017
08:24

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Dear Aqua Vitae,

I believe that you made great efforts in bringing our attention to the filed of Hydroponics. It was very interesting to read through your project description. I particularly like the phrase "A fascinating break-through about this technology is that, its production is based on green chemistry." as extracted from your proposal. This could actually be a pitch for your proposal. Your idea of starting with research and then gradually develop the idea to a bigger scale is on the right track. I believe such steps will add value to your activities and you will probably learn more as the proposal is being implemented. 

Will it be possible to justify how your idea can be implemented in more than one country just as you proposed? 

Best wishes,

Olawale


Shayan Sohail

Aug 12, 2017
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Dear Mr. Olawale

We are very happy to see your support for our product and we highly appreciate your interest in it. I would like to start by appraisal of your understanding of industrial project and knowledge of steps required for it. Now, coming to your question about implementation of aab-e-hayaat in other countries; we see that with drinking water, agricultural water scarcity is becoming a major issue in many countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, especially UAE and Saudi Arabia. Aab-e-hayaat is not only a favorable product for farmers, but for the whole nation. It not only saves water required for irrigation, but can also change a barren lands into a fertile ones ultimately changing the ecology of the deserted/arid areas. After the shortfall of fossil fuel in UAE and Saudi Arabia, they are looking for business opportunities and currently investing in hotel and resort chains. But what is better than converting 83% desert area into farms and not only providing food to match world hunger requirement, but that also in affordable price?

Our idea is to start the export of aab-e-hayaat as well as collaborate and partner-up with companies in other countries to start the production of aab-e-hayaat around the globe. We are also looking forward to USAID to invest in this project's implementation in Africa and make it a food sustainable country. We can safely imagine Africa as future exporter of high quality affordable crops/food in the whole world. This can change a nations position from a donee to a donar. We consider to collaborate with UN and EU to implement the same in other regions of the world.

Now converging the answer to one liner, our model to implement aab-e-hayaat in other countries would be a B2B (business to business) and B2G (business to government) model where we will be looking towards collaborations and partnerships.
Thank you

Best Regards
Shayan Sohail


Ridwan D. Rusli

Aug 17, 2017
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I like the fact that you already consider working with donor organizations as well as firms/industries that have a stake in this project. R&D, product formulation and process scaling-up are your immediate next steps.

If I understand it correctly, your future product is complementary to the fertilizer companies, allowing "win-win" coordination? If so, in the long-run another question would be whether the future implementation of this super adsorbent in dry agriculture lands with water scarcity may displace any SME (or bigger) businesses currently serving the need for water (or currently thriving due to water scarcity). If so you must also consider helping them find alternative businesses, thus making it easier to win them over (or so that they do not disturb you).

Try the German GIZ (GTZ) for this kind of technically-oriented development financing from German govt.


Julie Barry

Aug 24, 2017
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Such an important innovation, particularly in low lying coastal areas that are likely to experience saltwater intrusion due to rising sea levels. It may also have important benefits for sustainable urban agriculture, particularly where dealing with urban heat effects. Here's a link to a coalition on sustainable agriculture where your product might also be well received.

http://sustainableagriculture.net/

Best of luck.

Julie


Shayan Sohail

Aug 25, 2017
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Dear Mr. Ridwan D. Rusli

We are very thankful to you for your interest in AAB-E-HAYAAT. We will definitely try to connect with german GIZ (GTZ) for financing. The issue you have raised about SMEs business is really an important one. I accept that apart from working with fertilizer industries we did not consider any other organisation or industry who is working in this sector and would be affected by the introduction of aab-e-hayaat. After your valuable suggestion and question, I have formed a team of our 2 directors who work on this issue and come up with a feasible solution as soon as possible. We will keep working on making aab-e-hayaat not only an eco-friendly product for our environment and agriculture, but to be an eco-friendly product for our industrial business community and humanity as well. We hope to share our solutions with you and gain more insight on this issue from your side as well.
Thank you

Best Regards
Shayan Sohail


Sergio Pena

Sep 6, 2017
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Dear Sir,

I have read your proposal. It is extremely intersting. However, I would like to know more on the current use of your idea in a more specific way. Particular attention should be given to the use in diminishing the current degree of GHG. Unfortunately, it is a problem to define the way for non specialist in the subject to see how your idea would work on helping in such an achievement. On the other hand, I understand that your invention might be useful in other areas, however, what is the relationship with diminshing gases. 

Best regards.

Sergio


Shayan Sohail

Sep 7, 2017
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Dear Miss Julie

Thank you very much for your appreciation. We will definitely contact sustainable agriculture for a coalition. Looking forward to more suggestions from you.

Best Regards
Shayan Sohail


Shayan Sohail

Sep 7, 2017
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Dear Mr. Sergio

We are thankful for your appreciation and concern. I will explain it quickly how Aab-e-Hayaat reduces green house gases significantly. 

In agricultural countries like Pakistan, India, China, Bangladesh etc. a huge amount of natural gas is burnt to produce synthetic fertilizers such as Urea, Super Phosphate, etc. In Pakistan, where we have the exact data, 48% of the total green house emission is by fertilizer industries. These numbers can at least linearly multiplied by the fertilizer production of other countries. For example, the fertilizer production of India is 28 times more than Pakistan. That of China is 54 times. 

Not only for the raw material use, natural gas and fossil fuel is also burnt in excessive amount to produce steam which is an essential component of these fertilizer production processes. Contrarily, Aab-e-Hayaat is product at room temperature, without any excessive fuel or steam requirements. It can reduce the fertilizer requirement up to 50% by current R&D. We have attached the potassium, phosphate, and ammonia directly into it. 

This product can bring significant improvements in environment by remarkable reduction in carbon foot print. Aab-e-Hayaat is produced by green chemistry and if fertilizer industries accept this product, The release of thousands of tons of gases to environment can be mitigated. 

I hope I could explain you in a very direct way how this product helps in GHG reduction. Please feel free to ask any query that you may have. Thank you

Best Regards
Shayan Sohail


Bryan Boots

Sep 10, 2017
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Very interesting proposal, Shayan.

A few questions (you don't need to answer them to me, but just some questions for you to think about and hopefully use to improve your likelihood of success with this as you move forward):
- Does your technology have, or could it potentially obtain, any sort of intellectual property protection? It certainly seems like it could, and if you could (or if you already have) obtain a patent or patents on it, this fact would be useful to you as you seek R&D partners and capital for scaling up the process.
- It seems like a miracle product once it's been applied to the field. What's the process like to apply the product in the field? Does it have to be worked down into the soil through some mechanical means, or can it simply be applied to the surface? If the former, given your target user for the technology, it would probably be worthwhile to invest time and thought not only in how to more efficiently produce the product, but also if there could be a novel application process developed, so that it's easy for farmers in developing countries to apply with limited knowledge and equipment.
- Is there a particular soil type (sandier soils? clayey soils?) and/or climate type (sounds like it's probably arid and semi-arid climates?) that would benefit most from this technology? If so, you could use these characteristics to be more targeted in the different countries, and regions within those countries, you'll go after for application of this technology, which can save you money and effort in getting the word out (i.e. marketing).
- Have you considered targeting this technology at urban farmers in developed countries, too? It seems like it could be a great product for farmers in urban areas who are working with very limited space to help them produce more, faster.

Keep up the great work; I hope this technology makes it to the people who need it!

Bryan