Manual Peanut Sheller To South Sudan For FAO Project
150 sets manual peanut sheller was sent to South Sudan at 5th,Apr,2019.The South Sudan client is a farm machinery retailer in local and he has cooperated with FAO for many times before.This time he has offered 150 sets manual peanut sheller to FAO branch in South Sudan.
Peanut is the sixth most important oilseed crop in the world. It contains 48-50% oil and 26-28% protein, and is a rich source of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins.Africa, which has comparatively the most abundant land resources, has less than 10 percent of mechanization services provided by engine power. About 25 percent of farm power is provided by draught animals and over 60 percent by people’s muscles, mostly from women, the elderly and children.
Shelling of peanut pods using manual working in South Sudan is characterized by long working time and low shelling efficiencies. As a result, farmers get low income due to low cost of broken kernels and a lot of time is lost in the tedious shelling operation.
Manual peanut shelling machine was used for peanut seed preparation. Areas of planting, time and cost saving were combining factors determining the use of shelling machine. Major constrains for using the shelling machine were shorten shelf life of the seeds and less drought tolerance. The manually operated groundnut decorticator implies that farmers who shell for seeds can now obtain more seeds shelled with low breakage and therefore will get more income.
Moreover, it was estimated that one manual shelling machine should be serviced for seed preparation of at least 200 rai of groundnut planting areas. The use of motorized peanut sheller machine was found among small-scale groundnut processors. The machine was fully utilized year round.
At present, the peanut industry in West Africa still has many difficulties to overcome. Such as low quality, few varieties, disorderly competition, lagging processing technology, and product development, low level of scientific research, and low product standardization. After the farmers harvested peanuts, the acid value and aflatoxin content exceeded the standard due to poor hulling technology and storage conditions. It is failing to meet export standards. The peanuts are easier to dry after using the peanut sheller, which avoids this problem and improves the quality of peanuts.
Special machinery is needed to process seeds easily. An added advantage to this type of mechanization is that, without the need for high-draught shelling, lower powered and therefor manual farm machinery can be used. These manual machines have the added advantage of no power needs and therefore doesn’t need electricity or diesel.
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