Constructing the first controlled atmosphere cold storage facility in Uzbekistan

Most Uzbek apple farmers have only one choice: sell apples for cheap at harvest to local buyers who export the apples and sell them at a much higher price on the international market. This company gives farmers another choice. By providing cold storage, farmers are able to sell their apples at a fair price and benefit from the profits of international sales or outside of peak season locally.

We built a cold storage system which can store 250.000 kilos of apples, combined with sorting and packaging equipment. The climate control technology allows storage for up to a year and is the first such system in Uzbekistan. The cold storage system provides jobs, fills a supply chain gap, results in higher income for the farmers, and less food waste.