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Storage and Processing

How might storage and processing improve incomes for small-scale farmers?

42% of food is lost between the time of harvest and sale at markets. This represents a huge opportunity to employ better storage practices to prolong the life of food – leaving more to be sold and eaten. Similarly, value-added processing techniques like drying and juicing prolong the life of food and can improve profits. The technologies and techniques used for this might be brand new – or well known among experts, but not to farmers. How can we empower farmers to get the most value from the crops they harvest?

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Adding quality and value of coffee to smallholder farmers by introducing modern coffee pulping practices by applying new technology.

Adding quality and value of coffee to smallholder farmers by introducing modern coffee pulping practices by applying new technology.

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A solar powered, affordable storage alternative for fruits & vegetables to reduce post-harvest loss & increase bargaining power of farmers

A solar powered, affordable storage alternative for fruits & vegetables to reduce post-harvest loss & increase bargaining power of farmers

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Provide a food truck to farmers so they can cook some of the surplus they have and sell it to local restaurants or individuals.

Provide a food truck to farmers so they can cook some of the surplus they have and sell it to local restaurants or individuals.

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