RE4Food Project

The scale of the challenge to find sustainable solutions to reduce postharvest losses in Africa across wide and diverse food chains is enormous. As a result, there is a growing need for energy-efficient rural food processing technologies utilising renewable energy to improve rural livelihoods. Solar and biomass energy sources currently dominate as rural energy supplies in much of rural Sub-Saharan Africa and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Because biomass is currently used in its traditional and unprocessed forms using inefficient technologies, the low level of modern energy penetration in rural areas is likely to persist unless appropriate interventions are introduced. The RE4Food project has been working towards ’Energy Efficient Rural Food Processing Utilizing Renewable Energy to Improve Rural Livelihoods’. Therefore, within the financial constraints under the RE4Food project, the focus was on resources on specific areas which have the potential to transform livelihoods in Africa (Kenya, Ghana, Sierra Leone and South Africa) through value addition food processing

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