Zero Emission Fridge for Rural Africa (ZEFRA)

Gilberto Tethere

Product description Brand name and 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) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Mozambique primarily and other countries in Africa.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
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Metal Silos ISSB Granaries

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

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

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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