Modular cooling and freezing
Waste reduction in the African food chain
A major problem in almost any agricultural value chain in Africa is that about 60 % of the products produced are lost, or lose a large part of their value, due to quality degradation. One of the reasons is, that it is not possible to cool the produce, which means that decay and bacterial growth occur more frequently and happen at a faster pace.
The total market value of e.g. vegetable production in Kenya alone is estimated to be USD 940 million annually, which means that approximately USD 600 million are lost each year.
There is great demand for sustainable cooling/freezing facilities for new and smaller food companies, which as the company grows and expands its production, can be expanded to larger facilities.
The plan is for the modular cooling systems to be established and developed around the storage of freshly caught fish.
This is a PIVØ-project (Partnershipdriven innovation for emerging markets in East Africa”), supported by The European Regional Development Fund.
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