Startup GoMango seeks to tackle food waste in India by addressing poor storage facilities, inefficient logistics and trucks via the GoMango. The GoMango is a modular refrigerated box which can be rented out for low cost. Each box can easily transport perishables on any vehicle, and so could be used as a fleet or in a network - like shipping containers.
A low cost solution, the GoMango effectively reduces food wastage from perishables by reducing the fluctuations in storage temperatures. It could be used in developing markets where expensive cold chain solutions are difficult to implement, such as in India. In the long run, innovations to keep food fresh in transit can serve to improve access to nutrients, helping to tackle malnutrition in these markets. By allowing for a constant supply of perishables on the market, solutions like this could also serve to stabilise food prices in the long run.
This signal of change was spotted as part of Disrupting Food Logistics, a multi-stakeholder collaborative endeavour to build the sustainable zero-waste food supply chains of the future, drawing on innovations from across the globe.
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