Jerry Fred Diaz was among the top 25 innovators in the East Africa Postharvest Technology Competition 2017.
Technology : Reservoir Solar Food Dehydrator
The Reservoir Solar Food Dehydrator dries farm products such as fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase their shelf life. It works even when it is cloudy or rainy.
Impact : Developed between 2012 and 2013, different designs have been tested. We had 51 active dryer owners with 75 dryers, selling dried food to us in 2016. The dryer holds 10 to 20 litres of fresh product at a time, dries the product in 1.5 to 2 days, and produces 25 to 80 kg of dried product per month, depending on the product.