Purdue Improved Crop Storage and Bell Industries Ltd.

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Purdue University is commercializing the Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bag in partnership with local Kenyan distributor Bell Industries Ltd. The pair has hosted demonstration programs in 100 villages in the Eastern and Central regions.

Outcome: 60,000 grain storage bags were sold commercially to more than 14,000 smallholder farmers yielding revenue of more than $125,000. Bell Industries anticipates sales of an additional 270,000 PICS bags in 2016-17, reaching approximately 67,000 smallholders.

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