Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lunchtime conference "Sustainable cooling"

11 September 2017. Brussels. Developing climate-friendly, energy-efficient and economically-viable solutions require a strong multi-stakeholder network.

  • Etienne Coyette, Head of Sector Climate Change - DEVCO C6 Sustainable Energy, Climate Change
  • Cornelius Rhein, Policy Officer Montreal Protocol - CLIMA A2 Climate Finance, Mainstreaming, Montreal Protocol
  • Bernhard Siegele, Programme Manager, Proklima International, giz Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH
Information and web-streaming:

RelatedIs Cooling Food Better for the Climate?

9 June 2017. Debate organised by: UNIDO, DW, The Consumers Good Forum, Danish Technological Institute, FAO, IIF/IIR, RIOGO

RelatedVideo of the Uganda Indigenous Fruits and Vegetables consortium
30 July 2017. This project led by Uganda Christian University (UCU) involves Farmgain Africa, a Ugandan private sector actor and Chain Uganda, a non-governmental organization (NGO) together with the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich, UK. Also Makarere University is involved in this project.

The main post-harvest technologies being tested are locally available packaging materials and a charcoal cooler.

Related: 5 November 2015. A new, US$15.5 million programme promotes investments in post-harvest handling (PHH) technologies and access to storage facilities to help uplift farmers from poverty in Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. It involves a partnership between Kenya-headquartered Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and The MasterCard Foundation in Canada.

Through small and medium enterprises, farmers will gain access to cold storage facilities

Several donors, including Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), launched the international initiative Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) in June 2012.

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