Sustainable Agriculture and Food Storage

Only 4 percent of India’s perishable crops move through cold-chains, a big reason why food losses and malnourishment are still pervasive in the world’s second most populous country. A new report critiques the country’ ambitious food cooling strategy, saying it is shortchanging small rural farmers and is overly reliant on old technologies that are energy inefficient and high polluting.

India’s efforts to close its massive food cold storage gap and how it could be done better, especially for small rural farmers who need refrigeration the most.

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