Universal Nut Sheller

Jock Brandis & Wes Perry - Full Belly Project

Product description Brand name and 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) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Currently in 41 countries, with emphasis on developing nations.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

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

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

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

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

Goal 8:promote sustainable economic growth and productive employment.

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

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

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