Products

TDAU takes pride in its ability to offer expertise in a wide variety of areas.  As a socially-conscious entity, it is vital for TDAU to offer products and services in sectors that are important to developing nations.  In addition to consultancy services, the unit develops its own products for serial manufacturing.  These products are sold in an endeavor to be financially sustainable.  The following is a list and links to descriptions of each of our products by sector:

Alternative Building MaterialsSmall Business Ideas!

Agriculture and Forestry Products

Water and Sanitation Products

Food Processing Products

List of All Products

TDAU is committed to promoting sustainable human development through appropriate technological products and services.  One of the major ways TDAU contributes to economic progress is by encouraging the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).  As you browse our products, keep an eye out for the green dot shown above to the right.  It provides information on small business ideas based on how some of our previous clients have utilized our products to initiate successfull commercial endeavors.



Alternative Building Materials

As a demand-driven institution, TDAU's selection of products is largely defined by the need for them in the field.  The construction industry in Lusaka and other urban areas of Zambia has grown considerably in recent years and the unit has responded accordingly.  By utlizing this large group of end-users as an integral part of product development and innovation, TDAU has developed and refined their machines to suit to the consumer appropriately.  At times, this has meant the development of manual rather than electrical machine operation, and other times portability becomes an issue.  Regardless of the specifics, TDAU's alternative building material machines and other construction products are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our customers.

Interlocking Block Machine
Plain Block Machine
Concrete Block Machines

Mukwa Door
Kitchen Unit

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Agriculture and Forestry

61% of Zambians live in rural areas,1 mostly as subsistence farmers, lving year-to-year and cultivating a large variety of crops including but not limited to maize, cotton, tobacco, sunflower, sweet potato, beans, soya beans, ground nuts, cassava, millet and sorghum.  Farmers harvest what they can for their families and sell the available surplus in order to pay school fees or other household expenses.  As a link between unversity knowledge and Zambian society, TDAU has developed the following products in an attempt to lighten the toil on farmers and provide opportunities for income generation.  Formerly, some of these products are directly involved in field cultivation, others are more in keeping with rural transport devices and farm power.

Modern Bee Hive
Made to Order Products...

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Water and Sanitation Products

As of 2008, only 60% of Zambian citizens had regular access to improved drinking water sources.2  This poses a considerable threat to the health and hygiene of Zambian society, especially to children under five years of age.  To this end, TDAU has developed the first domestically produced Deep Well Hand Pump in its consultation work.  In addition, the following pumps are available for sale from the unit.  These products can be used to help gain access to clean water sources as well as contribute to the improvement of food security by facilitating the irrigation of dry season gardening.

Diaphragm Pump

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Food Processing Products

Food security is an issue that is ubiquitous in the developing world.  Zambia is no exception.  The following list of TDAU's products represents only a small fraction of the work the unit has done to help alleviate this problem.  Many of our products and services over the years have targeted the issue of seasonal hunger through the promotion of different types of preservation techniques and the opportunity for income generation.

High Energy Protein Supplement (HEPS) Mixer
Groundnut Mill
Made to Order Products...

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List of All Products

Interlocking Block Machine
Plain Block Machine
Concrete Block Machines

Mukwa Door
Kitchen Unit
Modern Bee Hive
Diaphragm Pump
High Energy Protein Supplement (HEPS) Mixer
Groundnut Mill
Made to Order Products...


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