Mohammed Bah Abba

2000 Laureate, Applied Technology
Nigeria, 1964-2010

The desert refrigerator

March 11, 2013

One hundred thousand pot-in-pots, the ingenious adaptation of Mohammed Bah Abba (who died in 2010) are now in use across northern Nigeria and beyond. Bah Abba was prompted to develop the simple food cooler because much of his semi-arid homeland has no electricity, meaning that perishable foods...

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