Nigerian community gets a solar dryer
03 February 2019 | 7:19 am
Drying fruit and vegetables in the sun is the traditional way to preserve them. But out in the open, they are exposed to bugs, dirt, and weather. A women’s initiative has constructed a solar drying tent, which does the job of drying faster and more efficiently.
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