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Store type:

Plastic drum/silo


Store category:


Means of quality preservation:

When store filled with grain and closed a modified atmosphere is created that will kill insect pests (If store not filled then the excess air may prevent the creation of a modified atmosphere)

Construction and manufacture:

Constructed from plastic, often by local water tank manufacturers

Extent of adoption:

Popular in some locations but not very widespread


Typical ranges: Min   Max Units
 Storage period*: 3 - 24 months
 Store capacity: 50 - 4000 kg
 Store life span: 10 - 20 years
 Initial outlay on storage capacity:    
   Cost for 200kg: 90     US$
   Cost for 1 tonne: 400 - 444 US$
 Cost per tonne per
 year of store life:
27 - 30 US$


* Storage periods for well dried cereals and pulses (≤ 14% moisture content)