Innovators in Action: SunDanzer, Kenya

Published: Apr. 19, 2016

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PAEGC visited seven installations in Kenya that use SunDanzer’s solar-powered chest refrigerator as a reliable way to cool milk and reduce milk spoilage. PAEGC visited installations at four farms and two dairy cooperatives in Ngorika and Mogotio, and one installation at Egerton University, an agricultural university where monitoring is taking place for research purposes. Due to the improved milk quality, farmers reported a reduction in the amount of milk that is rejected by the dairy cooperatives. This has already led to a 20 percent increase in production, resulting in additional income which has been used to pay school fees and to invest more in their farms through the purchase of more cow feed and cattle.

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