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Solar powered cold storage Tanzania

Fruits
Vegetables
Tanzania
Innovation & Technology
Published Oct 11, 2023

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More than 30 percent of Africa's fresh fruits and vegetables are lost due to inefficient post-harvest management, including in Tanzania where small-scale growers lack access to electricity and cold storage facilities. This has resulted in the loss of almost 30 percent of fruit and vegetable products in Tanzania, with tomatoes being particularly affected. Solar-powered cold storage facilities have been successful in Nigeria but have yet to reach many other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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According to reports from the African Postharvest Losses Information System, more than 30 percent of Africa's fresh fruits and vegetables are lost due to inefficient post-harvest management. Tanzania is one of the countries facing this problem. Most small-scale growers live in areas where access to electricity is limited. As a result, they do not have cold storage facilities for their fresh fruit and vegetables. Due to the lack of cold storage, almost 30 percent of fruit and vegetable products in Tanzania are lost before they reach consumers. Up to 50 percent of tomatoes are lost before they reach the markets due to poor storage conditions. Recently, solar-powered cold ...
Source: AGF
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