Pre-extension Demonstration and Evaluation of Engine Maize Sheller Technology in the Selected AGP-II Districts of Harari Region and Dire Dawa Administration

Abdulaziz Teha


The pre-extension demonstration of engine driven maize sheller helps to separate maize from the cob. The fabricated design consists of a body casing, drum, shelling unit, grain and cob discharge unit, machine frame, hopper (Feeding chute), bearing as some of the major component, It is powered by Honda motor connected the shelling unit. The machines were fabricated by Fadis agricultural research center were demonstrated and found to be about 95.88-97.2% efficient with output capacity of about 1800 -2000kg/hr. The design is relatively cheap, simple and portable when compared to imported product of similar capacity. Two FRGs containing 80 farmers were established and one machine per FRG was given for free to create wider awareness.

Keywords: Maize Sheller, Engine driven, Demonstration, Harari and Dire Dawa

DOI: 10.7176/FSQM/97-03

Publication date:May 31st 2020

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