Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2016

Achieving food security in a changing climate: investigating the potential of using fast agro-produce hybrid solar drying technology in Uganda

Mohammed Ssemwanga
Mohammed Ssemwanga
Uganda
Makerere University - Uganda
Uganda

It is an excellent networking opportunity to collaborate with new international scientists who will mentor and/ or motivate me to better address food insecurity

In Uganda, food insecurity is a result of persistently low productivity and high postharvest losses (PHL). With over 85% of Ugandans fully dependent on rainfed agriculture, farmers solely rely on traditional Open Sun Drying (OSD) for drying produce. Unfortunately, the customary OSD demands more time and space, and is labor intensive. The quality of dried produce is also compromised by contamination from dust and moisture. Consequently, PHL are increasing from 5-15% in cereals and legumes, 20-25% in root tubers, and over 35% in fruits and vegetables. Therefore, a Fast Agro-produce Hybrid Solar Dryer (FAHSD) is made to efficiently dry produce using renewable solar energy. FAHSD technology uses novel hybrid combination of direct and indirect heat transfer mechanisms to dry food. Here, even the perishable fruits and vegetables, usually wasted due to oversupply at peak harvest will be dried. Henceforth farmers will ‘add value’ and prolong shelf life of any produce for use during shortages.

Shortlisted projects

Uganda

Uganda

Achieving food security in a changing climate: investigating the potential of using fast agro-produce hybrid solar drying technology in Uganda
Mohammed Ssemwanga
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Mexico

Mexico

Bio-cultural diversity bringing joy back to the table: Recovery of food traditions in Los Altos de Chiapas, México and Shillong, Meghalaya, North East India.
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Italy

Italy

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Germany

Germany

Achieving food sovereignty with edible insects: Breaking the cycle of poverty and malnutrition
Darja Dobermann
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Taiwan

Taiwan

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Italy

Italy

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Colombia

Colombia

Agricultural production in recovered areas after coal mining in Brazil: the boundaries between risk and food security
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Benin

Benin

Climate Change And Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.) Productivity in Benin (West Africa): Measures And Adaptation Strategies
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Great Britain

Great Britain

SHIFFT: Supporting Holistic “Innovation” and the diFFusion of innovaTion: Scaling up Agroecological System Development
Chris Maughan
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