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ColdHubs Ltd

Country  Nigeria
Beneficiaries              Smallholder farmers and women 
Project Description
ColdHub, is a “plug and play” modular, solar-powered walk-in cold room, for 24/7 off-grid storage and preservation of perishable foods. It adequately addresses the problem of post- harvest losses in fruits, vegetables and other perishable food. ColdHubs is installed in major food production and consumption centers (in markets and farms): farmers place their produce in clean plastic crates, these plastic crates are stacked inside the cold room. This extends the freshness of fruits, vegetables and other perishable food from 2 days to about 21 days. The solar powered walk-in cold room is made of 120mm insulating cold room panels to retain cold. Energy from solar panels mounted on the roof-top of the cold room are stored in high capacity batteries, these batteries feeds an inverter which in turn feeds the refrigerating unit. ColdHubs offers farmers with a flexible pay-as-you-store subscription model. In preparation for storage, farmers transfer their perishable foods into the reusable crates, which fit neatly onto the shelves. Farmers pay a daily flat fee for each crate of food they store.
Scope of Legal Assistance  Sidley lawyers will provide legal advice to: i. review investment and shareholder agreements; ii. draft a land rental agreement; iii. draft franchise agreements governing the relationship between ColdHubs and users of their brand name.