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Green

Cold Storage.

A solar-powered cold storage technology to prevent post-harvest losses

of perishable crops.

The Global Menace.
Post-harvest Losses
Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food is lost each year. (UN, FAO)

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Post-harvest Losses of vegetables and fruits occur at all points in the supply chain from post-production storage to the food being placed on a plate for consumption.

 

UNEP estimates that a staggering 15% of food waste related CO2 emissions come from inefficiency in post-harvest cold chains.

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have been found to lose as much as 36 percent of their total harvested food, with up to 94 percent of these losses attributed to inefficient supply chains.

 
 
About AkoFresh
 
Here is What We Offer.

The Solution.
Solar-Powered Cold Storage Unit.
For smallholder farmers and traders.

Our mobile off-grid preservation technology is made of cold room panels, sensors, a condensing unit and an evaporator. This technology extends shelf life of  perishable crops from the usual 5-day period to 21 days.

The technology is available to smallholder farmers and traders as a service.

We rent out storage spaces to farmers at a daily fee or weekly subscription.

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Services

Sustainable Preservation

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Our Social Impact
 

We have developed a solution keeping in mind the Triple Bottom Line accountability framework, which is inclusive of the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our business.

Reducing green house gas emissions and conserving environmental resources.

Environmental Protection

Alleviating poverty in small-holders' farming communities and boosting the local economy

Economic Stability

Creating employment opportunities for women and the youth.

Job Creation
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The tomato buyers do not come to purchase the produce after

harvesting and tomatoes are left on the farms to rot.

Introducing AkoFresh “Cold Store” is a great idea since we will be able to keep

our tomatoes fresh while we find buyers.

Yaw Agyapong
(Akumadan Farmer and Youth Leader) 

 

SDGs Addressed

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AkoFresh
IN THE NEWS.
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14 innovations led by young ecopreneurs that are protecting and restoring our planet.

Source: World Economic Forum

21 September, 2021

Our Solution is
AWARD WINNING.


Climate Impact
 

Every solar cold room we set up is reducing up to 16.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions each month.

This means that with two of our preservation units operating, we are saving over 300 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually in just one community, thereby contributing to achieving a net-zero carbon world. The impact increases as we grow and expand to new communities.

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Best Startup Under 3 Years Old

Startupper of the Year Challenge (3rd Edition)

TotalEnergies Ghana

2022

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First Prize Winner

Young Global Changers Recoupling Award

Global Solutions Initiative

2022

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Winner & Top Innovator

Generation Restoration Youth Challenge.

UpLink - World Economic Forum.

2021

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Grand Prize Winner

Fishbowl Entrepreneurship Challenge

2021

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Community Prize Winner

Techstyle for Social Good International Competition.

The Mills Fabrica.

2021

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Winner

The Opex Prize

Dalex Finance & CSIR-INSTI

2021

 
Meet
Our Team
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Mathias Charles Yabe

Co-Founder,

Chief Executive Officer

Dhruvika Sosa

Co-Founder,

Sustainability Strategist

Advisory
Members.

Arina Machine

   Co-Founder,

 Crop Analyst and Corporate Affairs

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Hollie Suffield

Prof. Nathaniel Boso

Sr Manager, Partner Talent Programmes

EMEA at Salesforce

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Dean,

KNUST School of Business

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Our Partners and Supporters.
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