Building Dominic Wanjihu’s Food Dryer

Dominic Wanjihia is from Kenya, and he’s here at Maker Faire Africa in Ghana because of the innovative designs and solutions that he comes up with for problems that ordinary Africans face. We had profiled one of his earlier inventions, an evapocooler for camel milk in Somalia, last year.

He’s been in Accra this last week working in the timber yards in Makola building a food dryer and a food cooler to show at the event. Both of them use air, and the dryer takes advantage of the heat from the sun. More detailed posts will be coming on them, but here’s a few shots of him and the carpenters building the devices.

Dominic Wanjihia in Accra building his food dryer

Plans for the food dryer

Eben building the food racks

Lumber yard in Makola

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  1. You want a solution to solar food drying – you have to go to the FAO’s website which has a series of articles with a detailed dryer design, very much like this one, but also covers the business side which is what makes or breaks the enterprise. All based on commercial success in Uganda where shipping containers full of dried fruit are being exported to Europe. More info & access via http://tinyurl.com/DAHZA15

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