How Ghana’s farmers are benefiting from solar-powered cold storage

The solar cold stores will boost seasonal income for Ghana's farmers by more than $10 million and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 15%

Finding ways to store freshly harvested fruit and vegetables is a big problem for smallholder farmers in Ghana in West Africa.

Produce can rot quickly in outdoor temperatures, and transporting it to market isn’t an option for many small-scale farmers.

Almost 90% of smallholder farmers in Ghana sell their produce at the farm gate, news site Business Ghana reports.

Now a company called AkoFresh is providing solar-powered refrigerated storage that it says extends the shelf life of perishable crops from about 5 days to 21 days.

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Source: World Economic Forum

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