Iketsetse Single Stroke Maize Sheller

Terry Ellard and Elliot Litsebe Tsiame

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.

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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)

Lesotho

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

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

DIY corn shellers

SDG targeted

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

Target user(s)

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

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