Wakati

Problem to be solved: Storage to Protect Crops

According the United Nations, 45% of fruits and vegetables is spoiled before it reaches the market.
This means that almost half of the labour and investments are wasted as well! In other words it
is impossible to be productive without a decent storage to protect the crops.

Impact:

Wakati One is an innovative technology that increase the shelf life of fruits and vegetables for
smallholder farmers in developing countries. With a small solar panel of just 3 Watts, Wakati
creates a sterilized micro climate that dramatically increase the shelf life of these crops.

Designer: Ame Pauwels
URL: Wakati
Country: Africa
Year: 2013

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Warka

Problem to be solved: Water Production

As water shortage is a serious issue in many parts of the world, a means of efficiently harnessing
safe drinking water from thin air without the need of expensive infrastructure could be a real
lifesaver. Warka Water will sport a canopy that offers shade to people drawing the collected water.

Impact:

Warka Water mainly uses local natural and biodegradable materials. The tower can be easily built
and maintained by the local communities using simple tools. With training and guidance, the
locals can easily build and maintain the Warka tower.

Designer: Warka Water, Inc.
URL: Warka Water
Country: Italy/Ethiopia
Year: 2015

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