Universal Nut Sheller

Jock Brandis & Wes Perry - Full Belly Project

Universal Nut Sheller (previously called the Malian Peanut Sheller): An open source multi-nut manual sheller that comes with construction components and an instruction manual for further local production after the first sale.

Product description

Universal Nut Sheller (previously called the Malian Peanut Sheller): An open source multi-nut manual sheller that comes with construction components and an instruction manual for further local production after the first sale.

Target region(s)

Currently in [41 countries], with emphasis on developing nations.

Distributors/implementing organizations

The [Full Belly Project] (they request the consumer to contact them with questions on how to obtain equipment)

Market suggested retail price

• Sources referenced indicate a cost of [$50 – $75] USD for a construction kit.

• Appropedia has instructions for constructing the device that cost approximately [$115] USD per unit. Considering this takes into account domestic costs of materials it is a high estimate.

• The Full Belly Project sells construction kits at a cost of $700, that is designed for the manufacture of 4 units. Their target consumer at this price range are usually NGOs that then deploy them in partnering countries. Costs vary from country to country and will average between $30-50 for cement and steel in developing countries. ^Interview ^with ^representative

Competitive landscape

Numerous adaptations of the Universal Nut Sheller since it is an open source technology, Bambara groundnut sheller, Rubber Tire Sheller from Thailand, Alvan Blanch GS100, Pearman Corporation (Chula, GA, USA) hand powered machine, Tan-Tan Ground Nut Sheller

SDG targeted

[Goal 8:]promote sustainable economic growth and productive employment.

Target user(s)

[Women and children in developing nations] that typically spend hours shelling nuts by hand.

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