CTI Grain Thresher

Compatible technology international (CTI)

CTI Grain Thresher is a thresher developed for processing millet faster than traditional methods.

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Compatible Technology International (CTI) has developed a thresher that strips, threshes, and winnows grain. According to CTI, this hand operated tool processes pearl millet faster than traditional methods and reduces food waste. Currently the product has been deployed through a USAID pilot program and through Senegal’s agricultural extension agency ANCAR. Next steps include establishing local production in Senegal and distribution through farmers’ networks and extension agencies.

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Traditional manual methods for processing pearl millet.

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

Goal 2: achieve food security and improve production of high-quality, nutritious food.

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Smallholder farmers, particularly women. The thresher can be owned collectively by cooperatives, by individual households, or by businesses.

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