SolarVenti Extends the Shelf Life of Crops in East Africa
SolarVenti Extending the Shelf Life Of Crops and Food Products
40% of cultivated plant crops in East Africa are wasted because they reach decay before use. Therefore, there is a great need for a solution that can increase their shelf life.
Drying can extend the shelf life of most plant crops from 2 days up to 2 years. In this way, farmers are not forced to sell their crops at a few days’ notice, which otherwise significantly decreases the market price. At the same time, drying significantly reduces the weight of the product, which means that transport costs are also greatly reduced. Therefore, easy access to drying will improve the situation in many ways for both farmers and consumers of various plant crops. The method is already used at farmer level, but there is a clear need for larger corporations with more capital influence to begin adopting the same type of technology.
Based on this, SolarVenti is developing a drying unit fit for this purpose.
Julienne is testing the SolarVenti solar dryer and reports to us, that the process takes half the time of current drying methods and that the quality is definitely present.
The SolarVenti Pro (SVPro) is a commercial system now available to the Australian market. It is a powerful dehumidification and drying system with free supplementary heated fresh air, resulting in lower energy consumption and improved air change. By utilising our ERV products we cool your warehouse space in industrial, commercial or agricultural settings. It can improve the operation of existing ventilation systems and air filtration, it’s especially suitable for professional and commercial building applications.
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