With the mango season around the corner, mango farmers face challenges preserving their bountiful mangoes harvest during the rainy season when the supply of mangoes outweighs demand. During the rainy season, a lot of mangoes rot and are thrown away because farmers have no means of conserving them, thereby losing lots of money.

Similarly, our mothers who sell mangoes in the markets (mama buyam sellam) experience tremendous losses when their mangoes are not bought.

What can be done to help our mango farmers and our mothers who sell mangoes?

This week on Amba Farmers Voice, we shall be talking about how people in the villages or in towns can transform their fresh mangoes into fruit chips. By using simple solar dryer and techniques, mango farmers and buyam/sellams can transform their excess mangoes and preserve them to sell during the dry season when mangoes become expensive