Partnership with MIT’s CITE
In partnership with MIT D-Lab, the World Vegetable Center, and Mercy Corps, MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) will evaluate vegetable storage technologies in Mali designed to function without the use of electricity where power is either not accessible or not affordable. Effective technologies will be able to prevent additional food loss and strengthen the supply chain for perishable foods, working to improve both the incomes of farmers and the food security of rural areas.
CITE will focus on measuring the technical capabilities of these storage receptacles through sensor data, as well as conducting interviews and examining the cost effectiveness of each option. CITE evaluates products through extensive lab and field testing, producing reports intended to help facilitate data-driven decision-making in global development.