Stage 4: Transition to Scale
The technology evaluation report with results of this research has now been published on the CITE website
Agriculture, Post Harvest, Processing & Production and 5 MoreSEE MORE
Agriculture, Post Harvest, Processing & Production, Humanitarian Assistance, Research, Engineering, Public-Private Partnerships and ResilienceSEE LESS
Uganda, South Africa and Djibouti
Uganda, South Africa and DjiboutiSEE LESS
Countries Implemented In
Improved packaging technology could enable humanitarian assistance to reach more beneficiaries by: (1) reducing losses in international shipments while removing fumigation cost; and (2) improving farm-level storage to increase supply from regional markets. MIT conducted studies with nearly 1,000 tons of food shipped to Africa and with equipment deployed to over 16,000 farmers in Uganda. Results highlight opportunities to improve the cost-effectiveness of humanitarian assistance supply chains.