Universal Nut Sheller

Jock Brandis & Wes Perry - Full Belly Project

The Universal Nut Sheller uses a hand crank to remove the shell from peanuts and other nuts.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Universal Nut Sheller is a machine made of concrete with a metal hand crank that can be used to remove the shell from peanuts and other round nuts. The sheller can remove shells faster than by hand and can be used by women farmers to increase their crop production and income. The low price point makes the sheller affordable to low-income families.

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?"

The Full Belly Project sells the product to co-ops in Zambia and trains the producers on how to assemble, operate, and maintain the machine.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The Full Belly Project sells construction kits at a cost of 700 USD, which has the materials to construct four 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 USD for cement and steel in developing countries.  Interview with representative

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

Competitors include the Alvan Blance Groudnut Sheller and Victor Farm Machinery’s manual peanut sheller.

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

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

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

Women in low-income countries

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