Triple bagging

2021-11-28

Problem that technology is supposed to solve :

- Loss of production

- Conservation

Technical characteristics of the technology :

- Triple bagging is a simple, effective and pesticide-free technique for the long-term preservation of your cowpea. You can keep your cowpea for as long as you want, sell it at a better price or eat it at any time without risk of poisoning. It consists of a system of 3 bags. The two inner bags are made of high-density polyethylene with low air permeability. The PICS bag reproduces the conditions of airtight storage. Once closed, with the breathing of the brushes, an oxygen-poor and CO2-rich environment is created inside the bag. The insect's metabolism is slowed down and the damage stopped. After 4 months of storage more than 95% of the larvae and adults die.

- In Niger, cowpea production is estimated at 1,500,000 tons in recent years. Taking only 10% of the crop, i.e. 10% of 750,000 tons, this gives total losses estimated at 75,000 tons.

- At 200 F/kg of cowpea, the losses would then amount to ... 15,000,000,000 CFA.

- If the popularization/dissemination of this technology makes it possible to reduce this volume of losses by only 10%, this will represent 1.5 billion CFA francs of additional income.

 

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