Solar Food Processing (Phase II)

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The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) with help of WISIONS already established a working network sharing knowledge and experience on solar food processing (www.solarfood.org). Solar processing of food is important in many countries for households and small enterprises to secure food and income. However, the full potential of these innovative technologies has yet to be explored. Together with partners from 4 different countries that already use solar technology - on a professional level - existing solar food technologies have been tested, evaluated and improved to obtain high quality standards in sustainable food production and to further promote this economical and ecologically viable technology through the network. The aim was to achieve solar food products ready for local markets and export.

Projects with same technology

Pioneering the Use of Solar Tunnels by Farmer Associations for Agricultural Processing in Northern Mozambique

This project aimed to reduce post-harvest losses and create additional sources of income through the solar drying of agricultural produce

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The solar food network (www.solarfood.org) was established in 2006 with the financial support of WISIONS. The project's aim is to provide ideas and examples of food processing with sustainable energy sources in developing countries. So far it has been a successful network, with over 200 registered members from more than 40 countries. The website continuously attracts visitors and new registrations. No fees are charged for registration. The main objective of this short-term support was to update the website's practice module, making it more attractive and informative for visitors to the site. To reach this aim the template for uploading project data has been updated and a selection of good practice examples from SEPS projects and other projects have been added to the website. Overall, the website has been improved with audio-visual material such as images and videos that now provide visitors with ideas and successful examples of harvesting solar energy for the commercial production of food products.