Claphijo Enterprises Solar Dryer

Claphijo Enterprises

Calphijo Enterprises Solar Dryer is a fruit and vegetable dryer used during post harvest stage.

Product description Brand name and product description

Claphijo Enterprises Solar Dryer is a fruit and vegetable dryer completely powered by solar energy. The system uses heat of the sun to reduce the moisture content of a product (fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish), while drying causes minimum damage to the product.The solar dryer aims to improve food security in Tanzania. The solar dryer comes with two pots, is easily portable, and is made from local wood, a plastic sheet and wire mesh.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Currently in Tanzania. Exploring opportunities in Kenya.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Claphijo Enterprises distributes the solar dryers. The company tested prototypes in three villages and trained farmer groups on how to use the drier.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Prices range according to sizes from USD 300 to 700 per unit/piece Interview with manufacturer, that is to say from Tsh 650,000 to 1,500,000.00 (June 2016)

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: Increased food security with an extended shelf life of fruits and vegetables. Consumption of healthy dry fruit snacks.

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Users range from small enterprises to privately owned farms in Tanzania. One dryer could be operated by an entrepreneur that buys fruit from local farmers. The solar oven helps women to save a substantial amount each month on what they would have paid for electricity.

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