Bici Desgranadora de Maíz


Bici Desgranadora is a pedal powered corn sheller machine designed to reduce manual labour.

Product description Brand name and product description

Bici Desgranadora de Maíz is a pedal powered corn shelling machine. The machine uses bicycle parts combined with a corn sheller to decrease manual labor and time required after harvesting.

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

Latin America, specifically Guatemala and Mexico.

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

Bici-Tec distributes the product directly and works with community leaders to distribute it.Interview with representative in 2018

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

277 USD (converted from quetzales), Bici-Tec also donates the product partially or completely to families with great need.Interview with representative in 2018.

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

Other corn shelling methods such as manual shelling, MIT’s D-lab corn sheller and Mayapedal’s corn sheller.

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

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

Untrained individuals, small-scale farmers

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