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Dried Foods for Global Markets

Connecting local communities with local and international food companies

We have founded an enterprise that develops solar drying technologies, creates markets for dried vegetable and fruit products and drives the value chain.

 

We are connecting local communities with large scale global markets, maximizing value capture on farm and raising rural household incomes.

Dried food has great benefits

Longer storage and nutritional stability makes storage and logistics flexible. It also sees communities through difficult periods

Much lower post harvest losses due to storage and methods for growing on-demand for drying

A far smaller carbon emissions footprint results from:

- Lower transport volume - fresh produce is up to 90% water

- Using solar energy for air flow and utilities 

Our pilot dryer block has been commissioned
Our pilot dryer block has been commissioned

A first solar air drying unit is running in the 2017 South African growing season

It is drying Amaranthus Cruentus an indigenous crop known as Morogo or Imfino

The final dried product is aimed at food processors, restaurants and food service companies in dry leaf and powder form

A first solar air drying unit is running in the 2017 South African growing season

It is drying Amaranthus Cruentus an indigenous crop known as Morogo or Imfino

The final dried product is aimed at food processors, restaurants and food service companies in dry leaf and powder form

Modular construction to enable wide rollout

The unit is matched to one hectare production of crops like amaranthus, spinach and kale.

Standardized construction, commissioning, operating processes and health and safety certification enable the widest possible rollout matching communities with commercial offtakers.