D-Lab Corn Sheller

MIT's D-lab

A simple DIY corn shelling tool which makes the corn shelling task easy and faster compared to the traditional methods.

Product description Brand name and product description

MIT D-lab’s corn sheller is a low cost solution for removing maize kernels from the cob faster than manual shelling. It can be built with simple tools and a piece of metal sheet. Instructions are available online as a Do It Yourself (DIY) product.

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

Latin America & the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The product can be made with locally available materials and is DIY so the cost varies depending on the region and materials used.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: achieve zero hunger by promoting food security and sustainable agriculture.

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

Small farm holders who grow corn.

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