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Zeer Pots: One ingenious solution to fresh produce for longer

By Practical Action On 04.04.2022 Food & agriculture

In the heat of Sudan, food doesn’t stay fresh for long.

One ingenious solution is the Zeer Pot: a simple fridge made of local materials. It consists of one earthenware pot set inside another, with a layer of wet sand in between. As the moisture evaporates, it cools the inner pot, keeping produce fresh for up to three weeks.

Since 2001, Practical Action has been helping local people to make these life-saving refrigerators. Read more in our Evaporative Cooling Technical Brief here.