A lack of access to affordable and effective post-harvest storage solutions for fruits and vegetables is a significant contributor to high rates of food loss. This issue is particularly acute in off-grid communities in arid climates. Technologies utilizing evaporative cooling have been proven to increase shelf life with little or no reliance on electricity.

CoolVeg was founded to increase access and adoption of these technologies through collaborations with businesses, research institutions, NGOs, and government agencies.

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What CoolVeg does

CoolVeg works with businesses, research institutions, NGOs, and government agencies to increase access to and adoption of evaporative cooling based technologies for fruit and vegetable preservation in regions with hot and dry climates. These underutilized technologies have the potential to provide improved shelf-life for nutritious foods, reducing food loss and saving community members precious time and money. Building on work started at MIT D-Lab, CoolVeg produces open-source documentation providing guidance on the construction and use of technologies including clay pot coolers and forced-air evaporative cooling chambers, and supports organizations with developing and implementing dissemination programs.

…and what is dooiy?

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Think of dooiy as a mix of Instructables, You Tube and Pinterest but with detailed instructions and business models that are relevant to people in underserved communities and doable with local resources.

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For our users we provide easy and fun hacks that make life better. Just follow our simple step-by-step guides and create something for your home or community with little materials and tools. Want to start a business? dooiy might be the perfect starting point for you.

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