Zeer Pot

Mohammed Bah Abba, Mobah Rural Horizons

An open-source evaporative cooling storage container for households.

Product description Brand name and product description

Zeer Pot is a simple fridge made of local materials consisting of one earthenware pot set inside another.

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

Hot and dry climates worldwide

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Open-source technology, locally manufactured.

Mobah Rural Horizons, Practical Action, and The Desert Fridge distributed by Humanity First.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Depends on the cost of local materials and the size:

20 USD (The Women’s Association for Earthenware Manufacturing in Al Fashir)

2-4 USD depending on size (Mobah Rural Horizons)

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Janata Cooler, charcoal cooler, Evaporative cooling chambers, Naya Cellar Storage, Solar Powered Refrigerators.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

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

Those who could benefit from improved vegetable storage and longer shelf life may include vegetable producers, wholesalers, retailers, and household consumers, particularly off-grid, rural communities dependent on subsistence farming. Produce spoilage causes disease and loss of income for needy farmers and venders who are forced to ‘rush sell’ most agricultural products, even though they are well aware of the negative impact flooding the market has on their profits. Even in towns and cities where erratic power supply is available, most of the urban poor cannot afford refrigerators.

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