Editor’s note: Students from Michigan State University and the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources are exploring frugal market innovations in Malawi. This is one of their reports.
On the first day of the practicum just after the classes on innovation systems and actor mapping we visited our market to observe innovations and map it.
As a Malawian I was amazed to see that our markets are full of innovations that I have never appreciated. The wooden bridges that connect the two major section of Tsoka Market (lizulu and kaunjika side) were the first innovations that I greatly admired.
Sangeeta Chopra and her team at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi are creating cool storage structures that use evaporation to improve food storage and processing available to small farmers.