When crops are harvested, they often contain too much moisture to be stored safely, making a drying step necessary. While farmers in developing countries typically use air drying, humid climates and rainy seasons can hinder their efforts, leading to high postharvest losses. Drying Beads technology is an alternative that works in even the most challenging tropical environments.

Johan Van Asbrouck of Rhino Research, a Thailand-based seed technology group, originally developed Drying Beads to preser…

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Miranda Grizio, MS, is a member of IFT and a case study writer for IFT’s Food Science for Relief and Development Program ([email protected]).