Save the Food - Rural Refrigeration REMIX
Rural communities loose food due to lack of refrigeration. If these communities have an appropriate solar powered ice making system, they can preserve and better market their perishable food products.
Many communities of tropical countries do not have access to electricity or refrigeration. This is especially important for small-scale farming communities that produce products such as milk or fish. They have difficulty selling their products because they are highly perishable. If they had ice, they would be able to chill their products, so that they have more time to take them to market. This is generally applicable in some areas that are removed from the market centres due to great distances and poor roads and in addition, are not connected to reliable electricity sources. Such areas in Kenya include most of the Northern Eastern parts of the country which are dry and inhabited mostly by pastoral communities.
In the photo, the ISAAC has been installed in a small-scale farming community in Kenya to assist famers to collect and market their milk. The “ISAAC” is an ice making system that uses solar energy to generate ice. It is an appropriate technology for rural communities because it is very durable and easy to operate. It makes sufficient ice for the needs of rural communities. The community established a rural farmer’s dairy co-operative as a result of the installation of the equipment.
Save the Food implements programs and helps rural communities acquire appropriate refrigeration equipment for the purposes of income generation, food security, and community development.
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