Iketsetse Single Stroke Maize Sheller

Terry Ellard and Elliot Litsebe Tsiame

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Product description Brand name and product description

The Iketsetse single stroke maize sheller is a device used to separate the kernels from the cob quickly. It consists of a leveraged plunger that pushes the ear of maize through a ring of spring teeth arranged so as to remove all the kernels from the cob with one motion.

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


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.

In the shop in Lesotho the costs to produce an Iketsetse Single Stroke Maize Sheller are: – Costs of Materials: $19 USD – Labor costs: $12 USD – Consumables estimated: $4 USD – Overhead estimated: $6 USD The total cost of unit production is approximately $41 USD. Adding a cost of sales of 15% and profit of $10 USD results in a sell price of $65 USD

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

DIY corn shellers

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

Goal 2: improve food security by improving family incomes in both food and money.

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

Subsistence farmers. In the target region of Lesotho 80% of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture.

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