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Low-cost cold storage in Kenya using evaporative cooling

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Nairobi are designing affordable off-grid cold storage units for perishable crops in Kenya, using evaporative cooling and upcycled shipping containers. 

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In hot and arid regions, smallholder farmers struggle with getting fresh crops to market. Access to cold storage would help them harvest and sell more produce while expanding consumers’ access to fresh produce. Unfortunately, many smallholder farming communities lack acc...

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