Solar-powered milk cooler cuts losses

The Maziwa Plus cooler with management system. The system automatically collects milk quality and quantity data and relays it to the cooperative’s payroll after computing the monthly total collections and relays the same information to the farmer through SMS. PHOTO | STANLEY KIMUGE | NMG

What you need to know:

  • The informatics graduate from Rongo University together with Emmastella Wangui, a communication and media studies graduate, developed a cooler and attached as a system which they hope will help cut losses.
  • The machine allows farmer to keep milk for maximum of three days without going bad and he has patented the innovation.
  • The two friends founded Savanna Circuit, an innovation and technology company which interested companies can either invest, partner or buy their products.
  • Pokot South agricultural officer Fredrick Munoko says that the technology is good as it will help to preserve milk.  

Makutano located on Eldoret-Lodwar road is a sprawling town in West Pokot County. It is here that we meet Selina Chepkoech who usually travels several kilometres to take her milk to the nearest cooling plant.

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