Stage 1 : Ideation
Losing grains while they are kept in storage, whether to contamination by molds, pests, or other causes, can cost farmers 25%-30% of their yield for the season. In Afghanistan, over 30 million people depend on stored grains for consumption. Improving grain storage yield can help recover significant losses. Purdue University will jumpstart a private sector supply chain in Afghanistan for hermetic grain storage bags that help farmers avoid the storage loss of grains and grain legumes.
Registered in Afghanistan.
Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Processing & Production and 1 MoreSEE ALL
Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Processing & Production and Private Sector CompetitivenessSEE LESS
Funds Raised to Date
To enable a supply chain in Afghanistan for hermetic grain storage bags that help farmers avoid storage loss of grains and grain legumes
How does your innovation work?
Purdue’s hermetic grain storage technology is a triple layer bag composed of two inner liners and an outer sack of woven polypropylene, which can almost eliminate grain storage losses from insects and can greatly reduce losses from mold and mildew. The DIV seed grant will enable Purdue to assess the potential profitability and sustainability for hermetic storage bags in Afghanistan.
Planned Goals and Milestones
Specific objectives are: 1) Identify cost competitive manufacturers for hermetic storage grain storage bags for use in Afghanistan, 2) Develop a plan for a grain storage bag wholesale and retail distribution system for Afghanistan, and 3) Launch the manufacturing and distribution systems by making a bag order and distributing it through the system.