Country: EthiopiaFocus: Food ProcessingPartner: iDE-EthiopiaStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2008

Packrat Solar Dryer

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Partner: iDE-Ethiopia

The Packrat Solar Dryer is a cheap, effective and fully collapsible solar food dryer that will give rural Ethiopian farmers the ability sell their cash crops in the off-season when market prices are high and sources of income are scarce. Easy to transport, set up and use, the solar food dryer can reduce spoilage losses by allowing farmers to store fruits and vegetables for up to a year, earning them additional income, and preventing a disheartening waste of effort, time and money.