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Store type:

Polypropylene sacks


Store category:

Open weave

Means of quality preservation:

If storage >3months then admix diluted dust insecticide

Construction and manufacture:

Constructed from polypropylene strands, manufactured within and outside Africa

Extent of adoption:

Very strong adoption Africa-wide


Typical ranges: Min   Max Units
 Storage period*: 0 - 6 months
 Store capacity: 50 / 100 kg
 Store life span: 1 - 2 years
 Initial outlay on storage capacity:    
   Cost for 200kg: 1.5 - 1.6  US$
   Cost for 1 tonne: 7 - 8 US$
 Cost per tonne per
 year of store life:
5 - 6** US$


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

** Not including pest control for storage periods exceeding 3 months