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Small solar dryers for rural communities

Small solar dryers for rural communities

a guide to construction and use


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Published by Technology and Energy Unit, Caribbean Development Bank in Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados .
Written in English

  • Drying apparatus -- Food.,
  • Food -- Drying.,
  • Solar energy.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by Meals for Millions/Freedom from Hunger Foundation, for Women & Development Unit, Extra Mural Department, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, and Technology & Energy Unit, Caribbean Development Bank.
    ContributionsMeals for Millions/Freedom from Hunger Foundation (U.S.), University of the West Indies (Cave Hill, Barbados). Women and Development Unit., Caribbean Development Bank. Technology & Energy Unit.
    LC ClassificationsTX609 .S56 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 33 p. :
    Number of Pages33
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2585811M
    LC Control Number85135369

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