In Uganda, pineapple farmers have been installing pineapple driers supplied via the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS).
Before they are dried, pineapples are washed and sliced into smaller pieces. They are then placed on the trays inside the driers.
In Uganda, pineapples take about two days to dry in the dry season and about three days in the rainy season.
After the drying, the pineapples are packed in polythene bags of 1-2 kg before they are sold.
For a list of drying technology and equipment companies in South Africa:
BUHLER: Tel +27-118013500; firstname.lastname@example.org,
CFW INDUSTRIES: Tel +27-219318331; email@example.com ; website: www.cfw.co.za
DAS FOOD SYSTEMS: Tel +27-215529165; firstname.lastname@example.org ; website: www.dasfs.co.za
DRYERS FOR AFRICA: Tel +27-13-7513743; email@example.com ; website: www.dryersforafrica.co.za
DRYTECH: Tel +27-116222773, firstname.lastname@example.org
GRAMEC: Tel +27-118821914, email@example.com ; website: www.gramec.com
KONGSKILDE SA: Tel +27-118942341 : firstname.lastname@example.org ; website: www.kongskilde.com
LOCKERS ENGINEERS: Tel +27-117691420, email@example.com ; website: www.engnetglobal.com
TEXPRO CC: Tel +27-312627470, firstname.lastname@example.org
TRUPACK PRODUCTS: Tel +27-118840146; email@example.com