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Design and Test of an Affordable Cold Room Powered by Solar for Improving Storage Quality and Reducing Wastage of Horticulture Produce

This report describes a cold-storage structure that employs a solar-powered cooler to reduce food spoilage after harvest. The results of this project show that through low-cost cold rooms powered by solar energy, farmers can extend shelf life of fruits and vegetables which ultimately increases revenue for smallholder farms and their bargaining power in the marketplace.