Country: Sierra LeoneFocus: AgriculturePartner: WARCPost-Extreme Lab: Social E LabStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2019



A.maize is a low-cost community grain dryer designed for simplicity and easy maintenance in remote areas. A.maize is a gamechanger for  smallholder farmers harvesting maize in the rainy season without reliable access to transportation. Currently many farmers depend on a single crop of rice to sustain themselves and their family for the entire year. A bad harvest or financial emergency can leave farmers scrambling to use side gigs to earn enough income to survive until the next harvest.. This dryer provides subsistence farmers in Sierra Leone the ability to add an additional crop cycle during the year, making farming a secure and reliable source of income. A.maize helps Sierra Leoneans use farming to earn a stable living and invest in their future – uplifting them and their community to a higher quality of life. A.maize – corn free, dry hard.