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Dear Madam, The machine is manually operated as per the photo of a lady using it to shell her maize.The alternative for this is the tractor mounted maize shell which breaks the kernel from 15%to 25%,thus causing a great lose to the farmer ,while hand maize sheller has almost nil breakage.The reason why we get aflatoxin is because when the kernel is broken and you preserve grain with the chemical dust,it forms a grey mould which will keep on affecting the other grain in the storage bag. The grey mould causes the cancerous virus and later death to the consumer.The above calamity is what the hand maize sheller is addressing.The competitors are the tractor mounted sheller,this innovation is patented via National Environmental Trust Fund.I would like to sent you photos,so let me try to attach, if they fail send your email.

The open ideo challenge has created a platform for wonderful ideas and on going innovations, which will enable us to  improve in consumption, storage, transportation,harvesting and preparation to minimize food wastage and spillage.In most market center you will find a lot of thrown a way and rotting fresh farm produce, which could have been value added at source to decrease food waste. The Hospitality industry has done a lot of damage to our food chain,because of serving more food to a customer than his/her stomach can carry.During the harvesting season, most food crop harvested ,goes to waste ,because of poor transportation, lack of storage facility especially in Sub-Sahara Africa.The preparation of the grains is poorly done and coordinated including the method used to thresh the grain. The above is the reason why i come with the recycling technology to improve the standard of living to my fellow informal settlers, who also practice subsistence farming a long the roads. In recycling we produce organic fertilizer from the biodegradable waste emanating from the urban markets,which the smallholder farmers use to replenish their  depleted soil, due to over use chemical farm in puts since time immemorial. The hand maize sheller assist the community to shell their maize in a clean way and without breakages ,thus decreasing the chances of food waste through shelling almost to nil. The said  machine has been calibrated by AGRICULTURAL mechanization services and recommended for its efficiency and pocket friendly.Apart from the above,environmental challenges are addressed through the recycling,because after collecting the rotting garbage,that place remains clean ,whereby the fauna and flora thrives. It is my prayer that,the best way to reduce food waste is through capacity building the consumer, producer and other actors on the best way to handle, consume,post harvest etc.There fore am almost terminating my narrative by informing you that the change towards food waste start with me and you, so let us go to the grass root and disseminate to the communities and the general society.

The open ideo challenge has created a platform for wonderful ideas and on going innovations, which will enable us to  improve in consumption, storage, transportation,harvesting and preparation to minimize food wastage and spillage.In most market center you will find a lot of thrown a way and rotting fresh farm produce, which could have been value added at source to decrease food waste. The Hospitality industry has done a lot of damage to our food chain,because of serving more food to a customer than his/her stomach can carry.During the harvesting season, most food crop harvested ,goes to waste ,because of poor transportation, lack of storage facility especially in Sub-Sahara Africa.The preparation of the grains is poorly done and coordinated including the method used to thresh the grain. The above is the reason why i come with the recycling technology to improve the standard of living to my fellow informal settlers, who also practice subsistence farming a long the roads. In recycling we produce organic fertilizer from the biodegradable waste emanating from the urban markets,which the smallholder farmers use to replenish their  depleted soil, due to over use chemical farm in puts since time immemorial. The hand maize sheller assist the community to shell their maize in a clean way and without breakages ,thus decreasing the chances of food waste through shelling almost to nil. The said  machine has been calibrated by AGRICULTURAL mechanization services and recommended for its efficiency and pocket friendly.Apart from the above,environmental challenges are addressed through the recycling,because after collecting the rotting garbage,that place remains clean ,whereby the fauna and flora thrives. It is my prayer that,the best way to reduce food waste is through capacity building the consumer, producer and other actors on the best way to handle, consume,post harvest etc.There fore am almost terminating my narrative by informing you that the change towards food waste start with me and you, so let us go to the grass root and disseminate to the communities and the general society.