ECO food dehydrators

food security ,food processing innovation, , food waste, rural income

We increase rural food security, reduce harvest loss, and food expenses, while creating income opportunities and preserving environment

Use Case

-small holder farmers who face marketing problem due to high transport cost and low market value of their produce , those who suffer of food insecurity, low income, and seek appropriate food preservation technology -low income families who suffer of food traders prices manipulation and seek to reduce food expenses -environment that suffer of greenhouse emission from waste food -unemployed

Potential

-our patented food dehydrators can help small holder farmers to turn the surplus of their crops that usually go to waste into long shelf life, high value, nutrient, pure, fruit powdered drinks, and powdered tomato sauce in just hours, storable for up to 6 months with no need for cold storage, while reducing crops bulk and weight by up to 20 times for cheaper transport and storage, our food dehydrators form the shortest and fastest way to increase food security by reducing harvest loss -they can help families to reduce food expenses , and bridge the gap in nutrient supply around the year, while preserving environment by reducing greenhouse gases from waste crops and conserving natural resources as water ,land , fertilizers and energy that go to produce food that no one consumes

Business Case

Manufacturing, selling and maintaining 4 models of innovative food dehydrators that can serve on family, small, medium and large commercial scales -dehydrating and selling pure powdered fruits and vegetables

Objectives:

  1. -providing specifically tailored food dehydrators to serve efficiently and economically in local conditions of developing countries .
  2. -helping rural to increase food security and income by preserving food for later consumption, or later sell in high price off season
  3. -helping smallholder farmers to improve farm’s productivity and profitability

Team ECO food dehydrators

Cairo, Egypt

Our Team

Our Mission

We unit innovation with excellence to provide small holder farmers with innovative, appropriate tools to make use of crops surplus that usually go to waste to increase food security, create sustainable business opportunity for rural women, while preserving environment and natural resources

Our Background

our project shortlisted best 3 in Egypt EU/UNIDO Switch Med program, and best 7 by Maser (NGO) , where we got support to manufacture 3 prototypes for 3 models of our products all passed both of Alpha and Beta tests, we seek some financial support to achieve mass production to reduce the cost of our products to meet purchasing power of those in most need, our innovative products granted a patent from Egypt academy for scientific research and technology and many of international awards.

Our Team

Our Mission

We unit innovation with excellence to provide small holder farmers with innovative, appropriate tools to make use of crops surplus that usually go to waste to increase food ...Read More

Our Background

our project shortlisted best 3 in Egypt EU/UNIDO Switch Med program, and best 7 by Maser (NGO) , where we got support to manufacture 3 prototypes for 3 ...Read More

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