Shelf life is the key
However, there is hope when listening to success stories like that of the company Azuri Health and its general manager Tei Mukunya. For five years Mukunya had been serving one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies as a marketing consultant when she accepted a consulting job with Kenyan mango farmers for a development project. Shocked by the high losses Mukunya decided to establish her own company and take care of the mango problem. She soon found out that drying is the best way to keep the fruit from spoiling. So in a hut in her backyard along with four women from the village she started to manually peel and cut the mangos to then process them with the help of an electric dehydrating device and a solar dehydrator, processing them into aromatic dried fruit.