As global temperatures rise, the lack of refrigeration has a huge impact on people trying to make a living from farming. Especially dairy farms
There are more than 75 million small holder diamond farmers in India. Most live in areas without a grid without refrigerators, or rely on expensive and polluting diesel generators. This binds people to national supply chains, and farmers have to spend hours transporting milk to markets, or sell to middlemen at low prices. In Maharashtra, western India, using stable refrigeration technology, a network of community dairies has been set up, where people can test, cool and sell their milk. Can take
Photographer Prashant Vishwanathan visited Latur district to see the effects of the centers. “Currently, there is a high number of farmer suicides in Maharashtra because the crops are difficult. People are in debt, there is a lot of money to pay off the debt. These are ordinary farmers. This business opportunity is a lifeline for these communities.
The chilling service in Latur is organized by a social enterprise Protein power systems, In partnership with the local NGO Third Education Prog (SSP). Proteman’s chillers use batteries incorporating sustainable thermal energy storage technology that makes diesel generators useless.
All over the world, the low-income group is most at risk from the climate crisis: high temperatures threaten their crops and produce, as well as their health. Conventional cooling and cooling is unbearable for many people, and, ironically, the emissions it makes make the crisis worse. Sustainable cooling for all is fundamental to climate justice.
Low-income countries have a higher rate of food wastage. 40% that is born – A big factor with the lack of cold chain storage. It is estimated that one billion people do not have access to any form of cooling. For rural farmers, the biggest hurdle is selling food in rising temperatures.
Vishwanathan has previously worked in Latur, and the environmental hazards facing these communities have been observed.
He says: “I photographed the drought in the area 10 years ago. With more and more access to information, people are now more educated. But the economic gap remains.
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