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Smaller Bakery Process and Equipment – online video

After the previous post which showed an industrial baking operation, here are a few videos that show smaller scale baking. The first is a slightly mechanised bakery that is producing standard non industrial breads.

The next video is of a small artisinal bakery – these are becoming popular where health, environment and [...]

Commercialising Cactus Pears – Free Online Information

If your community has large areas of cultivated cactus pears or if it is a good climate for cactus pears but little is grown, this manual could be of real value to you.

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This 150 page manual with 13 pages of reference, will surely give [...]

New Milk Processing Technology For Rural Small Scale Farmers

Small scale farmers in rural areas with a a few cows can easily produce more milk than their family consumes, opening the opportunity to earn income by selling milk. However climate, lack of reliable energy and long distances make this an unreliable business. Introducing standard fresh milk handling technology does not work because of the [...]

Potato Crisp Production – Free Online Process Descriptions

This simple description outlines the process and equipment used in the commercial production of potato crisps.

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If you are interested in the smaller scale production of potato crisps as the basis for a household business, Practical Action publish a Technical Brief [...]

Brewing in USA - The Small Option.

Over the next while there will probably be a number of posts showing that smaller alternatives to the multinational food companies, are where growth is happening at present. An interesting question is does this also bring the “try it quickly and fail” approach used in the computing industry to the Food Industry?

Small Scale Post Harvest and Food Processing Technology

This rather old book by The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has an interesting, very detailed and clear section on post harvest and processing technology for food security. 


<P style=”text-align:center;”><font size=”-2″>click the image to visit the website</font></p>   Neither the age ( published 14 year ago ) nor the fact [...]

Coast Coconut Farms – African Food Processor

Another in the series which simply links to the websites of Food Processing Companies in Africa. It is hoped that the industry can benefit from a knowledge of who’s doing what – either through the establishment of new businesses or through trading.

Coast Coconut producers a “virgin” coconut oil by using small scale [...]

Drying Chillies

This Technical Bulletin from Practical Action gives details on drying, milling and packaging chillies.

The bulletin gives information on both solar drying which works well in dry weather and other dryers than can be used when the humidity is higher.

The article can be viewed in text format online and can be downloaded [...]