ColdHubs: Addressing the crucial problem of food loss in Nigeria with solar-powered refrigeration

For the young tomato farmer from Kano in northern Nigeria, Ahmed, the clock starts ticking the moment he harvests a few bucketsful of tomatoes. He is concerned about selling them before they start rotting. He hands over his produce to Eugene, who transports it in a rickety blue van over the next 14 hours to a central wholesale and retail market in south Nigeria. The rear of the non-air-conditioned van is stuffed with recklessly stacked round wicker baskets full of fresh vegetables.

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