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John Nkwabi Kirigiti

Published on June 06, 2017

John_Kirigiti.jpgJohn Nkwabi Kirigiti was the 2nd runners up in the East Africa Postharvest Technology Competition 2017.

Technology : Solar Drier

This is a simple efficient and serviceable technology that uses the energy of the sun and air cycle principle to dehydrate fruits and vegetables with a view of increasing their shelf life.

Impact : Developed in 2009, it has been tested and is in use by farmers across Tanzania. We have received inquiries from the Government of Zanzibar. Our driers reduce the number of drying days from 5 days to 2. This allows the producer to process more produce than before.