Country: MozambiqueFocus: AgriculturePartner: TechnoServe MozambiqueStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2012



Partner: TechnoServe Mozambique

The Pilão-Plus is a manual grain grinder designed to help rural Mozambican families process maize, their staple food, cheaply and conveniently. Currently Mozambicans rely on electric or diesel-powered mills, which are often located far away and frequently break down, or on an arduous, time-consuming pounding process using a traditional mortar and pestle called a pilão. Designed to cost under $60, the Pilão-Plus aims to improve on both these options by reducing the time, cost and effort associated with producing maize flour, giving Mozambican women a more reliable way of feeding their families. For more information, please feel free to contact any of us: Bill Gallery at, Vivek Goyal at, Mariel Lanas at, Herbert Silva at