Farmer’s group are facing with post-harvest losses and minimal revenue sharing in the value chain since years. The fact that, the harvested crops tend to degrade rapidly and the value of the crop that they receive is so minimum that only a small
fraction of the market value is what they receive has threatened this sector. While It is claimed that 61% of the Nepalese indulge in agriculture, the emerging youths are hardly seen to have contributed their part to this sector and are eyeing to go
abroad for labor or study. This will eventually decrease the number of people getting involved in this sector and national production and economy will be drastically threatened. Thus, agriculture should appear as an economically profitable and smart decision, then only more youths and entrepreneur would be driven towards it. To achieve this, our objective is to improve the economic status of the prevalent farmer groups and developing entrepreneurship in them through the means of feasible sustainable renewable technologies.
Solar Conduction Dryer and Solar Green-House Dryer are the food drying technologies that HPR Nepal focuses on. These dryers are efficient, user-friendly and are lower at costs with respect to other technologies like electric drying technologies or biomass technologies or oven technologies. The technologies rely on solar energy making it further more environment friendly and sustainable in the long run. Postharvest loss includes the food loss across the food supply chain from harvesting of crop until its consumption. The losses can broadly be categorized as weight loss due to spoilage, quality loss, nutritional loss, seed viability loss, and commercial loss. HPR Nepal believes farmers can be greatly benefitted and inspired due to the low cost drying methods rather than the costly traditional methods.