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Dorothy Otieno

Published on June 06, 2017

Dorothy_Otieno.jpgDorothy Otieno was among the top 25 innovators in the East Africa Postharvest Technology Competition 2017.

This is a mobile diesel powered fruit processing unit that converts fruits into various fruit products at farm-gate level. It curbs fruit loss and waste by converting the fruits to other products and increasing their shelf life. It also addresses the logistical movement of products challenge.

Impact : Developed in mid-2016, the technology processes an average of 150 kg of fruits into fruit puree per hour. The technology is projected to impact over 3,000 farmers and 15,000 livelihoods.

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