The "Solar Food Processing & Conservation" project, launched by ISES four years ago, aimed to develop efficient methods of solar food processing and to extend the use of this technology (see Phase I and II). The focus of this third phase was an international conference of solar food processing, which took place in January 2009 in Indore, India. The conference (www.solarfood2009.org) provided an active exchange platform for members of the established network (Phase I, SEPS 1), facilitated to share experiences from all over the world, offered workshops with food, marketing and technology experts and fostered new cooperation between participants.
To customise biodigesters and solar dryers to meet cooking fuel demand and increase the quality and value of the cacao bean, as well as providing sustainable cacao cultivation training
To improve health services for the poor in the city of Bhubaneswar, resulting in greater local socio-economic development and reduction in fuel poverty
This project aims to improve the traditional water mills by replacing wooden equipment in order to make them more efficient and to demonstrate the importance of the technology in the mountainous region. Furthermore, the supply and demand gap of products (such as grains) processed by the water mills could be closed by efficient production and effective marketing.