CL-Africa-1 is a research project funded by GCRF allocation. It aims to improve the life of people and promote sustainable economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa by developing technologically and economically viable solutions to the lack of food cold chains. Our focus is on energy-poor smallholder farms in Rwanda, which cannot expand their geographic markets due the lack in affordable cooling chain solutions.
This is a research blog: We will be grateful to communicate with other researchers in the UK and over the world who are interested in the topic. Advertisements
Although agriculture is central to most of sub-Saharan African countries, the food system remains insecure due to the significant losses of products such as milk, meat, and vegetables. The lack of food cold chains is due to energy poverty and unreliable power supply. The available mechanically driven vapour-compression cooling technologies are energy-intensive, utilise environmentally harmful… Read more
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