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Baridi Solar powered Cooling in East africa's Livestock Value Chain

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The project idea addresses the expansion of off-grid solar preservation within East Africa’ s meat markets with an aim to assess whether cold storage facilities for beef and dairy storage is an appropriate, beneficial and financially viable application as a driver of Food security in Livestock value-chains.

Baridi’s entry Business model is Solar Powered Cold rooms targeted at commercial urban meat vendors. The specification of an individual proposed technology includes;
3kWp stand-alone Solar Energy Generation
90MJ thermal energy storage
10ft containerized Cold Storage Facility
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Pay-As-You Store business model with mobile money application (MPesa)
Livestock value chain Research & Publishing

The unit technology has the potential to preserve over 292,000kg of meat annually and generate over Ksh. 82m to meat vendors who would have lost half of heir produce to rot.

Sectors Agribusiness, Animal farming, Solar power
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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