Most farm produce are perishable, which means for maximum profits, farmers need ready access to markets. However, that is seldom the case, leading to produce going bad and farmers incurring losses. Well, a Nigerian startup ColdHubs has come up with an innovative solution for farmers.
ColdHubs runs 100% solar-powered cold rooms and avails them to farmers on a walk-in package. Thereby enabling farmers and vendors to store their agricultural produce and be able to sell them at the most opportune season.
The startup was founded by Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu in July 2015 as a social enterprise out to alleviate some of the problems facing farmers. Ikegwuonu is himself a farmer and is well familiar with problems faced by farmers in Nigeria.
ColdHubs cold rooms extend the shelf life of farm produces like fruits, vegetables, and other perishable foods from two days to as much as three weeks. This year has particularly been a good run for the startup. It has won several awards including the MIT Solve Initiative and the Microsoft Airband Grant Fund.
The relatively simple yet innovative technology in ColdHubs’ cold rooms
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