Policy seminar: Extending cold chains with solar power in Nigeria

In Nigeria, 45 percent of domestically produced food is lost due to spoilage, mostly because of the lack of cold storage facilities. As a result, the country’s 93 million small farmers often lose 25 percent or more of their annual income. At an IFPRI policy seminar Oct. 2, Nnaemeka C. Ikegwuonu, founder and CEO of ColdHubs, presented an innovative solution to help farmers in developing countries gain access to critical cold storage infrastructure to reduce food waste and improve incomes—and overall food security.

Photo credit: Jamed Falik/IFPRI