MAPS (Mobile Agricultural Power Solutions)

The AgRover is a three-wheeled farm truck that hauls goods and doubles as a power source for attachable tools.

Product description Brand name and product description

The AgRover is a three-wheeled utility vehicle that provides transport and power for farmers and other agricultural businesses. As well as being able to haul goods over difficult terrain, the truck can be used to power attachments and implements such as water pumps, maize grinders, generators, threshers, planters and plows. The AgRover design allows for it to be manufactured locally from commonly available materials in sub-Saharan Africa, to prevent import and transport costs of the product and of replacement parts.

The AgRover was developed by Purdue University students through design projects and in partnership with ACREST (African Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology), an NGO in Cameroon.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Primarily Sub-Saharan Africa, although vehicles have also been manufactured in Colombia.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

MAPS (Mobile Agricultural Power Solutions)

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

~3900 USD (1,500,000 NGNConverted on June 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Tryctor, Motivo HARVEST, traditional tractors and farming methods.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target end-users for the AgRover are primarily smallholder farmers. The direct customers would be medium sized farms, farming cooperatives and rental or service businesses who would rent to smallholder farmers.

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