Zero Emission Fridge for Rural Africa (ZEFRA)

Gilberto Tethere

Zero Emission Fridge for Rural Africa (ZEFRA) also known as Silo Tehetere is a seed storage silo built with local materials. It supports subsistence farmers in Mozambique to sustain food security through reduction of post-harvest losses. Furthermore, the silo helps the farmer families to adapt to climate change that is extending the drought-caused October-to-January ‘hunger period.’

Product description

Zero Emission Fridge for Rural Africa (ZEFRA) also known as Silo Tehetere is a seed storage silo built with local materials. It supports subsistence farmers in Mozambique to sustain food security through reduction of post-harvest losses. Furthermore, the silo helps the farmer families to adapt to climate change that is extending the drought-caused October-to-January ‘hunger period.’

Target region(s)

Mozambique primarily and other countries in Africa.

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price
Competitive landscape

Metal Silos ISSB Granaries

SDG targeted

Goal 2: Ensuring food security. Typically there is a ‘hungry season’ (October-January) where farmers cut back on calories to adjust to depletion of grain supplies. This is due to lack of proper storage that allows for spoilage of grains as well as rodent infestation.

Target user(s)

Low-income segment, subsistence farmers, farmer cooperatives/ community seedbanks or individual farmers in the northern provinces of Mozambique, who typically sells off grain and then do not have enough surplus left over for hungry season. ^Interview ^with ^representative

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