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Reducing food loss and waste through green cold chain solutions for farmers and traders in Kenya

The project in Nakuru and Nyandarua counties of Kenya aims to develop a sustainable business model and financing solution for smallholder farmers, focusing on energy-efficient cold storage to reduce food and income loss from post-harvest spoilage. Danfoss will contribute to this project by developing a new business strategy for entering the East African market with cold chain solutions. InspiraFarms is set to install cold storage facilities for farmer cooperatives, governments, and traders, leveraging their expertise in the horticultural export value chain.

Expected outcomes include a marked reduction in post-harvest losses through the use of cooling technology as a climate change adaptation measure, both in private and public sectors. The project also aims to drive innovation in business and technology, enabling increased investment in sustainable cooling solutions. A key aspect is the education of technical experts in green cooling systems, encompassing accreditation, standards, and legal frameworks. Furthermore, the initiative seeks to foster policies and environments conducive to green and sustainable cold chain systems, thereby promoting locally led climate actions.

Administrative Partner DanChurchAid (DCA)
Key Commercial Partner Danfoss
Other Partners Fresh Produce Exporter's Association of Kenya, InspiraFarms - Enterprise Projects Ventures Ltd.
Country Kenya
Sector Green technologies
Open / Closed Open
Duration July 2023 - December 2027
Approval Year 2022