RE4 Food Processing Fact Sheet

Coordinator (s):        J. O. Akowauh, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering;,

                                    Dr. Lena D. Mensah, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering;

ClientUniversity of Newcastle

Client Contact Person: Tony Roskilly


Telephone; +44 (0)191-246 4951

Project Partners

  1. Njala University, Sierra Leone
  2. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
  3. Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  4. Kassel University, Kassel, Germany
  5. Practical Action Consulting Limited, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Rugby. Warwickshire
  6. Environmental Foundation for Africa, Freetown Peninsula, Sierra Leone

Name of the Project/Activity: Energy Efficient Rural Food Processing Utilising Renewable Energy to Improve Rural Livelihoods

Value of contract: € 824,069.00 (overall), € 73,720.00 (funds expected, KNUST)

Years of project duration; 36 months (June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2016)

Countries covered; Ghana, Kenya and Sierra Leone

Short project description:

The project aims to provide research which will support rural community business models for low and renewable energy input into optimised food processing which minimise loss and waste in the food value chains selected

The project has the following specific objectives: