The primary purpose of this study is to explore the development of a solar dehydrator for the use of the indigenous people and other partner communities of the University of Santo Tomas’ in the rural areas. The research study focuses in the design and adaptability of the solar dehydrator to the produce of these partner communities as way to alleviate their plight of poverty due to exploitation of tradesmen buying their agricultural output such as papayas, bananas, mangoes, root crops, ginger, etc.
Secondly, the research study as an output together with a fabricated solar dehydrator, the development of a source material that can be of use in the long term of its primary beneficiaries, the farmers.
By: Engr. Mary Rose Florence S. Cobar, Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Thesis title: “Development of a Source Material in Food Dehydration Craft Technology for the Secondary Schools”