The EFTA Climate Justice Fund will support MEACCE to install 3 solar tunnels to dry coffee parchment. The traditional method used by coffee farmers on mount Elgon is open air drying (the simplest and cheapest method, where coffee parchment is spread on the ground and turned regularly until sufficiently dried). However, the open air drying has some disadvantages as it requires both large amount of space and long drying time, with exposure to rain and dust. The crop can get damaged because of hostile weather conditions and infestation by insects, which could lead to crop contamination and/or poor quality of the dried coffee. Most farmers could not afford expensive mechanical drying equipment, which would also need to be powered with fossil fuels. The new solar tunnels will allow for a enable a cheaper, quicker, safer and zero-emissions coffee drying process. Moreover, the quality of the coffee is expected to improve.