Agriculture / ASSP / Ethiopia / Markets

Testing a low-tech cooling system for dairy farmers in rural Ethiopia

Recently, Lia Bardoel, a Masters Student in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology, visited LIVES. She presented her work on a solar cooling system for fluid milk and the subsequent studies she did on use of the system ‘away’ from the main road.

The cooling system sets out to improve the quality of evening milk and thus the income of the farmers. The system makes ice at milk collection centers, which the farmer takes home in the morning to cool the evening milk before bringing it to the collection center the following morning. The system is designed to work on solar and electricity grids.

In this way, the evening milk quality remains as high as the morning milk!

See the video:

More information, contact Lia Bardoel at: liabardoel@gmail.com

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