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Title: Solar Drying Solutions for Indigenous Communities of teh Rainforest Region of Chiapas, Mexico

Author: Maria Cristina Martínez Sosa and César Estrada Aguilar

Date: July 2006 (presented at the Granada solar cooking conference)

Abstract: S.S.S. Coordinadora de Cafeticultores Yaxalwitz (Yaxalwitz) is an indigenous cooperative society of small coffee growers that have been working together for the last four years for the sustainable development of the of the northern rainforest region of Mexico. In the last years a solar coffee dryers participative research experience project was developed for the cooperative society jointly with Victor Berrueta Soriano and Foro para el Desarrollo Sustentable A.C. The first phase was spent developing solar dryers designs that would be both effective and practical in the rainforest communities where money and materials are hard to obtain. The second phase was involving the members of the rainforest communities while implementing the technology in the communities, improving the designs to adapt them better to the social and natural conditions of the rainforest communities. This paper includes the findings and accomplishments of both phases.

Keywords: solar dryer, coffee, indigenous society, cooperative society, participative research.

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06:57, March 7, 2007 (110 KB)Tom Sponheim (Talk | contribs)'''Title:''' Solar Drying Solutions for Indigenous Communmities of teh Rainforest Region of Chiapas, Mexico '''Author:''' Maria Cristina Martínez Sosa and César Estrada Aguilar '''Date:''' July 1007 (presented at the Granada solar cooking conf

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