Solar fridge fights farm-level food loss
Agriorbit: Indian start-up business Ecozen won the first Food Loss Challenge Asia, a competition that encourages solutions to the growing problem of food loss in the region. Ecozen blends portable, physical technology with data to connect farmers and buyers along the perishables supply chain. “Our units collect temperature and humidity level data in the cold rooms, which – with our data analytics – give an indication of produce quality,” says COO and co-founder Prateek Singhal. “So, we worked out that, by collecting this data and sharing it with buyers, we can vastly improve the perishables marketplace as well.” Winning the Food Loss Challenge Asia has already opened doors and led to introductions that should help Ecozen achieve its funding goals and provide the entire perishables supply chain with an all-round solution to inefficiency and waste.