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Amaizz Post-harvest solutions

Inventing an improved maize granary for small scale farmers that reduces post-harvest losses

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WHO BENEFITS?

Annual Post Harvest Losses in Sub Saharan Africa amount to $4B annually. Approximately 60% of the population is rural farmers, who together grow 75% of the agricultural produce in Africa. It is estimated that 150 million people are small holder farmers growing grains relevant to ‘Asufa’ such as Maize, Sorghum, Millet, Coffee and others.

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

Our idea will be implemented first in Kenya and Tanzania but will be expended shortly to other countries. The estimates of Post-harvest Losses in maize (Mt) between 2006-2014 are highest in: south Africa (12mt) Ethiopia (7mt), Malawi (6mt).

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • Yes

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for over a year

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU!

Amaizz was granted funding by the Israeli Chief Scientist. Asufa is currently in advanced prototyping stages, and an on-the-ground pilot is planned to commence in August. In addition, R&D of future products is underway.

Amaizz is an Agritech startup creating drying and storage solutions in order to combat post-harvest losses among farmers in developing countries.

Problem/opportunity

Today, on average 30%-50% of the produce grown by farmers in developing countries goes to waste. Much of these losses are due to relatively simple mishandling and the lack of resources to acquire advanced technology for drying and storage.

Solution/Product

We developed a solution named ‘Asufa’, an innovative drying and storage facility which is suitable for numerous types of grains with no need of any electricity. Asufa is theft proof, affordable to small smallholder farmers, provides faster and more efficient drying, provides long term storage, reduces fungus and aflatoxin, easy to operate, and durable. The product was designed based on the experience and the needs of local African farmers with the help and expertise of Israeli engineers. It continues the tradition of self-reliant solutions that gives the farmer control of their own produce.

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Hi Aviram, 

It'd be great if you might answer the new questions that we added to your idea submission form. To answer the questions, hit Edit Contribution at the top of your post. Then scroll down to the new question fields. Hit Save when you're done editing. Looking forward to your new responses!

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