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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