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Winrock International

Legacy Project

Green Technologies to Facilitate Development of Value Chains for Perishable Crops and Animal Products

Funder: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Project Timeline: December 3, 2018 - March 31, 2020

Countries: Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania

Program Areas: Agriculture, Resilience and Water , Clean Energy and Environment, Clean Energy and Climate Change

In Mozambique, the electrical grid covers only 28 percent of the population, which has far-reaching implications in many areas of daily life, including food safety. Solar-powered chillers can keep fish fresh longer and thereby guarantee a safer food supply, but most of these products are too expensive for individuals to buy. The GreenTech project is working with U.S. refrigeration company SunDanzer to commercialize solar chillers for use by artisanal fish traders in Mozambique. GreenTech will also commercialize solar chillers for small dairy farmers (Rwanda and Tanzania) and smallholder vegetable farmers (Malawi and Zimbabwe).