hey @WaelAura (and @pauldaoust )
Yes, I got your message, I’ve not had the capacity to respond before now. I am mostly shouldering getting our local fledgeling mushroom and microgreens business off the ground since oktober and while we continue to explore, design and prototype Shiro components in various ways, we are not able to give it the kind of time we would like.
What @pauldaoust alluded to around our funding was that we did get a little bit of funding this year (from the Swedish dep. of Agriculture) to run a project here in sweden where we have explored different food coops and buyers clubs that already exist in sweden, documented and generalised some patterns around how they work (handbook in swedish) and begun an effort to network them together.
This has given us a very solid grounding in the intricacies of running buyers clubs and food coops which we hope to help guide us as we continue explore and play in this tsunami of food system re-design. We are very eager to start playing with some possible components of Shiro but being unfunded at this point we are not able to pursue it as quickly as we would like.
Your application around diaspora connecting back to support their root regions is a great example of what we hope our modules might help achieve. We are very much still figuring out what is ours to do in collaboration with the wider Holochain ecosystem and the modules that are coming into being within it.
From what I gather from your website, what you are looking for does seem to have a lot of similarity to the prototype @kristofer has made and tested with some local producers. A quick walkthrough of it here:
We also had a conversation with @lynnfoster and @bhaugen where we related that to the ValueFlows vocabulary and talked about how this plays with HoloREA, there is a recording of that here:
I am happy to talk more at some point early next year, but as I am currently awaiting the arrival of a new family member, there is very little time for me to engage right now
Hope this helps and I might be able to keep corresponding here from time to time