For Cambodian remote communities living in Tonle Sap with no grid power availability, the conventional solution of using diesel to power refrigeration has significant operating costs and logistical challenges. This startup wants to solve this issue by supplying solar cold storage solutions to fish harvesting businesses to reduce the cost and increase food quality.
Tonlesap Shrimp Queen's mission is to reinvigorate the freshwater shrimp market with a premium market product. The business focuses on the processing of drying the Tonle Sap freshwater shrimp through solar technology. The value proposition of the products to consumers is hygiene, organic and social impact to the fisheries community in Tonle Sap. They will own facilities, solar technology and quality control in Siem Reap province. The packaging and sales distribution will be in Phnom Penh.
KRETA stands for "Khmer Renewable Energy Technology for Aquaculture''. The team focuses on modernizing fish farming through solar technology. The business aims to provide a reliable solar energy solution to supply water pumps and air pumps in the fish tank. The system uses smart automation to optimize water quality conditions of specific types of fish farming.
Cambodian farmers traditionally farm shrimp in a cement tank that's not easy to move and difficult to control water quality, causing yields to decline . In addition, there is a loss of shrimp resources in the Tonle Sap meaning farmers may need to turn to farmed fish. This business aims to develop a user-friendly shrimp kit which is easy to move and does not need a large space. This solution will help farmers to manage their production efficiently.
Agriculture Techniques wants to solve the problem of low agri-fishery production and high electricity cost for farmers in rural areas. Their business aims to modernize the agriculture techniques in Cambodia by introducing the solar operated aerators for intensive aquaculture.
Solar Aerator Cambodia aims to help fish farmers to solve the issue of low production due to low water quality leading to high mortality rate and slow growth by developing the aerator powered by solar energy that could increae the dissolved oxygen and stocking density while reducing the labour cost and no diesel requirement for fish farmers.
Kasekor Chhlat, established in 2018, seeks to find the best solution to modernize the food drying process to increase the efficiency in post-harvest processing in the agricultural engineering sector in Cambodia. This method can be used to help with drying fruit tuber or leafy producer and fish or meat producer to process a good final product.
To reduce the high expense of drying process in Cambodia, Harvest the Sun develops the Solar dryer dome which is a drying method that can possibly improve the safety and quality of dried products. By using renewable energy, this method will reduce the production cost of food processors, food loss and protect the environment.
Elephant Pump provides a new design of water pumping solution which has a large-diameter and is submersible powering by solar energy. This pump is a high flow and low cost design that tackles the lack of large scale irrigation system issues for farmers that are not connected to the electricity grid forcing them to use gasoline/diesel leading to a high operation cost.
SE Cambodia aims to strengthen livestock raising, Agri-Fishery SMEs and its member entrepreneurs in rural Cambodia, to effectively manage and maintain the renewable energy of Solar Animal and Fish Feed Processing (SAFFP).
Agro Agape creates a business model that supports coffee farmers by giving them access to solar dryers. Solar dryers will help reduce product loss or waste and increase product quality to supply into the market. Agro Agape will help them reach the market by purchasing their coffee.