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Solar drying in Peru
Practical Action
Having met Bruno Caracchini, we cannot help believing in him. Bruno gives the impression of
being a relaxed foreign tourist who fell in love with the country and, as he himself says, sometimes
people think he is mad. Nevertheless, he is as Peruvian as they come and is so focused that he has
found a way to succeed, both in his own country and abroad. It is only a matter of time.
Further reading
Solar Drying, Practical Action Technical Brief
Drying of foods, Practical Action Technical Brief
Small-scale drying technologies Practical Action Technical Brief
Drying of Chillies, Practical Action Technical Brief
Drying of Apricots, Practical Action Technical Briefs
Drying Food for Profit - A Guide for Small Businesses Barrie Axtell, 2002, Practical Action
Publishing ISBN 1 85339520 X
Setting up a Food Drying Business: A step-by-step guide, Fabrice Thuillier, 2002, Practical
Action Publishing, ISBN 1 85339 498 X
Drying Foodstuffs, Jean Françoia Rozis, 1997, Backuys Publishers
Producing Solar Dried Fruit and Vegetables for Small-scale Enterprise Development. Natural
Resource Institute, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB. 1996. Available from
Practical Action Publishing
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This document was written by Gabriel Reaño and Giannina Solari of Soluciones
Prácticas in 2011.
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