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Smart Cacao Dryer Berbasis Hybrid Sebagai Alat Pengering Biji Kakao Pada Kelompok Tani Tumbuh Subur

Zamzami Zamzami, Rangga Alif Faresta, Sindi Nopita Agustina, Adi Septiawan, Alan Maulana Karisma
Published 2018

Abstract

  Lembah Sampage village, has cacao potential carried out by Tumbuh Subur farmer Group. The data from International Cacao Organizations (ICO) approximates cacao production in the world in 2017 will achieve 4,50 millions tons. Besides, cacao consumption will achieve 4,51 millions tons, so there will be deficit production approximately 10 thousands tons for a year. Cacao optimization is being such a challenge for this farmer group. Drainage problem has dominated in some farmer groups. Weather and climate change often disturb their productivity. Hence, they need dryer tool to solve their problems. Therefore, research is done to stake out prototype of the dryer tool based on hybrid by using electric energy and sun's rays, which is called Smart Cacao Dryer. This research is supposed to create dryer tool which is able to use without considering weather and climate change but it creates cacao seeds which is appropriate to Indonesia national standard. Methods used are designing, assembling, examining, socializing, mentoring, and evaluating the tool. Cacao seeds result dried by using smart cacao dryer showed the same result as Indonesia National standard. The increase of product efficiency showed by the kg on 3-4 day for 4 hours with 400 persentage with 93,5 reduction time.   Keywords: smart cacao dryer, cacao seeds, Tanah Subur Farmer group.  

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