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Unlocking Zanzibar’s Seaweed Industry with Low-Cost Solar Dryers

Description

In Zanzibar, seaweed farming is a major source of income for over 20,000 women. Zanzibar is Africa's largest seaweed producer and a major global exporter. However, seaweed farmers face challenges after harvesting, which reduces the quality and amount of seaweed they produce. Many farmers lack good drying and processing facilities, making it hard for them to meet quality standards and benefit from the growing demand for seaweed. MAVUNOLAB's low-cost, solar-powered dryers offer a clean, rapid-drying solution. This innovation combats spoilage, boosts quality, and meets international export standards. By reducing post-harvest losses, MAVUNOLAB empowers seaweed farmers, especially women, to unlock higher profits and a thriving blue economy.

 

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Unlocking Zanzibar’s Seaweed Industry with Low-Cost Solar Dryers
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  • Innovator MAVUNOLAB
  • OIC Financing
    38,615.00
  • Beneficiary United Republic of Tanzania
  • Category
    Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Focal Point
    Dr. Evodius Rutta
  • Mavunolab Team demonstrating the low-cost seaweed solar-dryer for seaweed farmers in Tanzania.
    Mavunolab Team demonstrating the low-cost seaweed solar-dryer for seaweed farmers in Tanzania.
  • Mavunolab Team
    Mavunolab Team
  • A Tanzanian fish processor showcases the efficient use of a low-cost solar dryer for sustainable preservation.
    A Tanzanian fish processor showcases the efficient use of a low-cost solar dryer for sustainable preservation.
  • Mavunolab Team
    Mavunolab Team