Brookings: How off-grid Cold Storage Systems Can Help Farmers Reduce Post-Harvest Losses

August 28, 2020
Posted in Africa, Power
August 28, 2020 admin

Brookings: How off-grid Cold Storage Systems Can Help Farmers Reduce Post-Harvest Losses

Authors: Benson Kibiti and Heinz Strubenhoff (Brookings)

We watched our parents, grandparents, and those before them work tirelessly, they toiled in the rural farms only for a huge chunk of their fresh produce to rot away due to lack of proper cold storage units,” says Dysmus Kisilu, a founder of Solar Freeze, an agri-tech company in Kenya that provides smallholder farmers—80 percent of whom are women—with mobile cold storage units powered by solar to help reduce post-harvest losses. Farmers using the refrigerated units powered by solar are moving away from diesel-powered generators for cold storage, hence reducing the environmental impact.

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