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Fruit dryed in Nicaragua with solar energy. Shelf-life of up to eight months, and cheaper than systems run on bottled gas

Friday, September 2, 2011

Using a solar dryer for fruit and vegetables, 50 women from Nicaragua have elevated the quality of the products they trade, thus achieving better prices in the domestic market and internationally.

This new technology uses a solar dryer and is being supported by the government and aid donors. The process allows fruit to have a shelf-life of up to eight months, which opens up greater opportunities in the export market.

Using this technology, producers will see a reduction in operating costs compared to

other drying systems that run on bottled gas.

Original source: Fresh Plaza