Jul 18, 2014

Workshop on Solar Dehydration of Fruits and Vegetables

The Faculty of Agriculture will organise a 3 day workshop from 23-25 July 2014 on solar dehydration. Prof Steele, from the US a fulbright scholar will be the lead trainer together with academic staff of the Faculty. The objectives  of the workshop  are (i) to provide an understanding on solar dehydration and its application in the food industry and (ii) to  empower participants with knowledge and skills to construct their own solar dehydrator. Solar dehydration of fruits and vegetables project fits very well in the MID concept of Mauritius. A technology which has not yet been fully implemented in Mauritius and which will be very beneficial for the small and medium food processor.Click here to watch the workshop video.

The completed solar dryer

Prof Steele at work. He is preparing the materials for constructing the solar dryer. Photo taken on 16 July 2014

Prof Steele with Assoc Prof D Goburdhun, one of the local counter part in the project

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