Stage 2: Research & Development
Vaibhav Tidke of the Institute of Chemical Technology in India will design and test a low-cost movable dryer called CassavaTech to easily and quickly dry large quantities of cassava, which is a major staple crop grown by women smallholder farmers. The majority of harvested cassava is dried to form flour and chips, but traditional hand drying methods take between five and fifteen days, which limits time for other activities.
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Institute of Chemical Technology in India will design and test a low-cost movable dryer called CassavaTech to easily and quickly dry large quantities of cassava.
How does your innovation work?
CassavaTech will reduce the drying time to only eight hours by maximizing the efficiency of air-drying using cassava cut progressively smaller over two sequential steps, followed by a final hot air-drying step. He will optimize the design and build a prototype to evaluate performance in the laboratory and using women farmers in the field.