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We should be crying over spilled milk: Innovative food preservation technologies and smart business models urgently need to scale to meet challenges in Africa.

Factor[e] Ventures | Sep 23, 2022

This article was originally published on Medium. Approximately ⅓ of the food produced in the...


Integrated Utilities: An Opportunity to Tackle Large-Scale Urban Poverty in Africa

Factor[e] Ventures | Sep 22, 2022

In this report, Factor[e] details our exploration of the economic viability of integrating utilities into...


Can Mobile Storage Expand Energy Access in Rural Africa?

Factor[e] Ventures | Sep 22, 2022

This report details a recent study conducted by Factor[e], in partnership with Mobile Power and...

Cold Storage Solution Kenya

Article - NextBillion

Minigrids and Cold Storage Are a Match Made in Sustainable Development Heaven – So What’s Keeping Them Apart?

Silverman & Chaplin | Jan 27, 2021

This article was first published on NextBillion. The minigrid sector faces a perpetual dilemma. Most...

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