Empowering your business and community with SelfChill
We are motivated by the knowledge that our products can make a real difference in people’s lives. By keeping agricultural produce fresh for smallholder farmers and cooperatives in rural areas, we can reduce food waste and increase food security. Our cooling solutions can be used to preserve a variety of agricultural products and food, including milk, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, and other liquids and drinks. Implementing SelfChill cooling systems can create new business opportunities for smallholders or farmer cooperatives. By working with local assembly and distribution partners, we offer customized solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients while supporting the local economy.
Smallholder farmers produce up to 80% of agricultural products in many tropical and subtropical countries. Many of these products are heat-sensitive and have a short shelf life under ambient conditions. Due to the lack of cooling facilities in poorly electrified rural areas, there are considerable post-harvest losses of up to 50%.
The SelfChill concept is flexible and covers all areas along the value chain, not just the product itself. Compared to other solar cooling devices on the market, the SelfChill concept offers significant technical, environmental, economic, and social advantages, which are summarized below:
BENEFITS FOR THE USERS
Implementing SelfChill cooling systems can create new business opportunities for smallholders or farmer cooperatives. By cooling agricultural products, their shelf life can be extended, post-harvest losses can be reduced, and income can be increased. Implementing solar-powered cooling systems is an investment in the future with the potential to increase productivity in the long-term.