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Odisha, February 14, 2024 – Ecozen Solutions, a climate-smart tech solutions company, is proud to announce that it has been recognised with the prestigious Africa Asia Chamber of the Commerce & Industry (AACCI) Business Innovation Award for bringing a sea-change in the lives of farmers in Odisha.

Ecozen is on a mission to transform the lives of farmers in the country. Harnessing solar power, Ecozen has revolutionised the agricultural landscape with its cutting-edge climate-smart technologies. Using the flagship products of Ecozen – Ecofrost and Ecotron – farmers in Odisha have been able to improve the quality of the produce and increase their livelihoods substantially.

Women Farmers in Odisha Posing with the Ecofrost Solar Cold Room

The irrigation product Ecotron has transformed into a decision-making tool that uses IoT, diagnostics and predictive analytics to optimise irrigation. Ecofrost is a portable cold room which enables pre-cooling and on-farm storage of perishable crops, reducing spoilage while helping farmers realise higher prices.

On this occasion, Ravindra Dolare, President, Ecozen Solutions said: “We are honored to receive the AACCI Business Innovation Award. We believe in the transformative power of technology and see it impact through all our installations. This can especially be seen in Odisha, where our Ecofrost units are transforming farmers lives. They are delivering the 5T objectives of crop diversification, farm mechanization and creation of agripreneurs. This recognition is a validation of the hard work and commitment of our team to deliver real-world impact. We are grateful for this acknowledgment and remain committed to building a smart & sustainable future.”

The award serves as a testament to Ecozen’s dedication to transforming the lives of our farmers through our climate-smart technology innovations.

Ecozen x Odisha Government

Odisha has been at the forefront of Ecozen’s agricultural impact with its pioneering adoption of Ecozen’s solar-powered cold rooms. The State Government was encouraging farmers to shift from traditional paddy production to high-value horticulture crops and wanted a solution to the perishability challenge. It introduced solar-powered cold rooms as a part of the 5T transformation initiative and Ecozen set up units across the state.

This significantly enhanced the cold chain infrastructure, elevating it to international standards and enabling farmers to diversify into high-value horticultural crops. Ecozen also provides extensive post-harvest management training and farmers use the Ecofrost mobile app to efficiently manage their harvests, leading to increased profits and reduced waste.

AACCI Business Innovation Award

The AACCI Business Innovation Award is presented annually to companies that help mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, while delivering real-world transformative impact and is judged by the board members of AACCI. It recognizes excellence in developing and deploying innovative solutions that can create impact at scale.

Ecozen extends its gratitude to its customers, team members, investors and the in this case, the Government of Odisha, especially for the visionary 5T scheme for their invaluable supports & contributions to our success. Ecozen remains committed to building a smart and sustainable future through technology.

About Ecozen

Ecozen develops climate-smart technology solutions using its core tech stacks; Advanced Motors & Controls, AI & Analytics, IoT and Thermal Energy Storage. Its climate-smart decentralised farm-tech solutions have revolutionised irrigation (Ecotron – solar pump controllers and sets) and the rural cold chain (Ecofrost – solar powered cold rooms). Ecofrost has grown into the world’s leading solar cold room. The 1.6+ lacs systems deployed globally have abated over 2 million tonnes of the GHG emissions, generated over 2 billion kWh of clean energy, irrigated over 6 lacs acres of arable land and reduced over 60,000+ tonnes of food loss. All this while also helping farmers increase farm productivity by up to 3X and earnings up to 30%.

This climate-smart revolution is being taken to other economic sectors as well, like e-mobility, industry, consumer & retail, where they are powering the shift from unclean to clean, unsmart to smart and inefficient to efficient. The demand for Ecozen’s solutions is slated to reach USD 25 billion in India alone by 2025.

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