Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Exhibition at the University of Nairobi Innovation Week

During the University of Nairobi Innovation Week, the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering proudly presented a groundbreaking innovation in potato harvesting, developed by one of our students. Held from May 8th to May 10th, 2024, under the theme "Innovations for Sustainable Community Development through Strong Multi-Sectoral Partnerships," this event provided a platform for showcasing transformative projects aimed at sustainable development.

The showcased innovation is a potato harvester capable of digging out and cleaning potatoes with minimal losses. Operating at a depth of 220 mm (minimum) and with a maximum lifting width of 750 mm, this harvester boasts a high potato harvest rate. Notably, its conveyor chain is ingeniously designed using locally available materials for enhanced durability, ensuring long-lasting performance.

This revolutionary machine significantly improves harvesting efficiency, demonstrating wide adaptability, high work efficiency, minimal power demand, quick recovery, and suitability for various soil types. Its innovative features mark a significant step forward in agricultural technology, promising to revolutionize potato harvesting practices.