Grain stores catalogue
GrainPro Grainsafe II and III
Storage Period: 3-24 months
Minimum Capacity: 1t
Maximum Capacity: 1.6t
Minimum Lifespan: 10 year
Maximum Lifespan: 15 year
Minimum Initial Cost: 260 US$ for 1 tonne
Maximum Initial Cost: 389 US$ for 1 tonne
Minimum Cost per Tonne per Year: 17.33 US$ per tonne per year
Maximum Cost per Tonne per Year: 38.9 US$ per tonne per year
Pest Control Status: Pest control is native
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.
Any cereals or pulses
Materials: 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.
After uses: Roofing, tarps
Marketing and promotions: Reported to have not yet been actively marketed.
Marketing success: No comment yet
Marketing training: No comment yet
Degree of adoption: Kenya: not at all
Reason for adoption: No comment yet
Weaknesses: 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
Institutional use: NGOs have bought and given to farmers
Likes: No comment yet
Dislikes: Setting up
Storage ID: 11