Zero Emission Fridge for Rural Africa (ZEFRA)

Gilberto Tethere

The Zero Emission Fridge for Rural Africa is a cooling silo built using bamboo and clay, with a vermin control system for storing grains.

Product description Brand name and product description

Zero Emission Fridge for Rural Africa (ZEFRA) also known as Silo Tehetere is a seed storage silo built with local materials. It supports subsistence farmers in Mozambique to sustain food security through reduction of post-harvest losses. Furthermore, the silo helps the farmer families to adapt to climate change that is extending the drought-caused October-to-January ‘hunger period’.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Mozambique and other countries in Africa

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Low-income segment, subsistence farmers, farmer cooperatives/community seedbanks or individual farmers in the northern provinces of Mozambique, who typically sells off grain and then do not have enough surplus left over for hungry season.Interview with representative

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