The REDC mission is to create social well being by; supplying cutting edge clean energy technologies and business models that grow rural less economically developed farming communities from the bottom-up.
The REDC Foundation is a Non-profit Organization and our proceeds are used to reduce malnutrition, diseases related to malnutrition, childhood mortality and poverty. We are able to accomplish this by providing small-scale farmers with the latest 21st century clean energy farming tools and business models that are designed specifically to help farmers maximize the production of nutritious food per hectare.
The Solar Food Preservation Facility is a brand-new clean energy technology that prevents food waste at the harvest stage. Located on the farm, the 45 Ft. shipping container houses a commercial sized walk-in cooler and glass jar canning station that achieves Zero food waste. Inside are a Walk-in Cooler and a Glass Jar Canning Station that both use Concentrated Solar Power to refrigerate and boil water. Now rural small-scale farmers in developing nations can preserve fruits, vegetables, dairy, roots, tubers, fish, red meat and poultry. The nutritious food is preserved, packaged, and branded with the farming business name on the glass jars in the glass jar canning station.
The Solar Food Preservation Facility jump-starts the business of farming nutritious food and community members benefit from the new supply of food. New jobs are created for women. Women possess the fingertip dexterity needed for prepping, cleaning, repetitive cutting, chopping, paring and they also possess working knowledge of popular local native stews and popular purees for baby foods needed in the glass jar canning room. Profits soar for the farmers business, expansion occurs, and new jobs are created for community members.
Upon implementation of the Solar Food Preservation Facility community members are impacted imediately. Pregnant and nursing mothers can now provide their babies with the proper micronutrients a growing body requires (mentally and physicaly). Now mothers have access to a locally grown, low-cost supply of fresh nutritious food every day of the year.
A rapidly changing climate is going to increase food waste further. If the small-scale farmer is not equpped with 21st century farming tools that prevent food waste on the farm, extreme temperatures will increase food waste further. The August 2019 United Nations Climnate Change Report discussed the need for a solution.
It is expected that the world's population wil increase from 6 billion today to 10 billion people by 2050. Most of those population increases are expected to take place in rural less economically developed commiunities.
Please visit our Commercial Solar Food Preservation Facility International Pilot Project in Kenya, which also has our video that explains how our clean energy technology works without needing access to electricity.
How do we prepare for widespread implementation? We created a Workforce Development Program for the youth in the nation of Kenya. In collaboration with Dr. Masibo Lumala and his Upendo Junior School, our instructors teach the youth (17-24) how to market, sell, install and maintain Solar Food Preservation Facilities to and for small-scale farmers. Students are educated in the classroom and trained with our Hands-on Solar Food Preservation Facility Learning Laboratory that we provide for free. We have a 2 acre parcel for the younger students at the Upendo Junior School, who plant and grow their own fresh produce on the land. Once the crops are ripe, our older students pick and use the crops for practice and repetitive training in the glass jar canning station. The glass jars are stored in a cool dark space in the school and the children now eat fresh, nutritious food daily. The health and educational benefits are immense for the community.
The workforce travels farm-to-farm and they market, sell, install, and maintain the Solar Food Preservation Facility’s for small-scale farmers. The workforce also educates the farmer about new sustainable farming practices such as; composting, tree planting and shrub placements. They also help the farmer form new business-to-business relationships with grocery stores, market vendors and the hospitality industry. Please visit our Clean Energy Workforce Development Program International Pilot Project in Kenya.
REDC Foundation is the exclusive non-profit organization that gifts Solar Food Preservation Facilities to rural small-scale farmers all over the world. Sponsors provide us with funding for a show of support and advertising. Partners match funds, volunteer time, make donations, participate in data collecting abroad. Donations from persons, businesses (for profit and not), Non-Government Organizations, Governments and churches can all help the small-scale farmer reduce malnutrition, childhood mortality and poverty one community at a time. Help us equip them with the latest 21st century clean energy farming tools. You can donate directly to REDC Foundation on this on this page.
You can donate directly to REDC Foundation here and you can make checks pyable to REDC Foundation and mail those checks to P.O. Box 931 Toledo, WA 98591. The REDC Foundation Tax ID 84-2133267.
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