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Low-cost chimney solar dryer

Communities around lake regions and other parts of Kenya normally experience lots of post-harvest losses in vegetables during the rainy season, when excess vegetables are produced. In Kenya drying vegetables can help preserve them for use when their demand is high but supply is low. This makes drying a better option especially among rural farmers who live below the international poverty line an...
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Communities around lake regions and other parts of Kenya normally experience lots of post-harvest losses in vegetables during the rainy season, when excess vegetables are produced. In Kenya drying vegetables can help preserve them for use when their demand is high but supply is low. This makes drying a better option especially among rural farmers who live below the international poverty line and cannot afford to cool as a means of fruits and vegetable preservation. Improved solar dryers have been developed and used to preserve fresh horticultural produce.
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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Post Harvest

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Implemented In:

Guinea, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and 5 MoreSEE ALL

Guinea, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Honduras, Zambia and TanzaniaSEE LESS

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Problem

Postharvest losses during rainy season and periods after high yield growth cycles

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Solution

Offers low-cost, hygienic method of drying produce to store

Target Beneficiaries

Smallholder farmers

Competitive Advantage

Faster drying time compared to cabinet dryers

Milestone

Jan 2016
New Country Implemented In
Guinea, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Honduras, Zambia and Tanzania