GrainPro Grainsafe II and III
Grainsafes/cocoons are made of tough gas-proof plastic sheeting and are closed using a gas-tight zip. Once filled and closed they are hermetic so that when filled with grain a modified atmosphere is created after some weeks that will kill insect pests. They are available in capacities ranging from 1 to 300 tonnes and can be purchased with a shelter to screen them from direct sunshine.
Storage Period: 3-24 months
Capacity: 1t - 1.6t
Lifespan: 10 year - 15 year
Initial cost: US$ 260 - 389
Cost per tonne per year: US$ 17.33 - 38.9
Any cereals or pulses
Materials used: UV resistant PVC sheeting and a patented gas-tight zip. Also comes with a metal frame to hold it up.
Locations made: GrainPro, The Philippines
Life span: 10-15+ years. Rats can chew through it if not positioned properly or during storage of the empty container.
Marketing and promotions: Reported to have not yet been actively marketed.
Success and nature of marketing: No comment yet
Training as part of the campaign: No comment yet
Degree of adoption: Kenya: not at all
Reason for adoption: No comment yet
Weaknesses of this store: It is hard work to set up and you have to understand the fairly poorly written instructions. Once set up it works very well
Barriers to adoption:
- High price
- Effort to set up
- Lack of solid marketing campaign
Overcoming barriers: No comment yet
Use by institutions: NGOs have bought and given to farmers
After uses: Roofing, tarps
What to like: No comment yet
What to dislike: Setting up