GrainPro distributor in Nepal, Mero Agro, Pvt. Ltd., facilitated a hermetic storage trial of a GrainPro GrainSafe Bag-1.0 (GS Bag 1.0) on June 3, 2017 in Dhangadhi, Nepal. The trial is part of a 10-year Prime Ministerial Agricultural Modernization Project that aims to improve the country’s food security through the integration of modern postharvest solutions.

Nepal’s economy is dominated by agriculture with 90 percent of the population working in the industry. With help from the Seed Science and Technology Division of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Mero Agro collected more than 10 quintals of maize seeds from Unique Seed Company, Pvt. Ltd.

The goal is to maintain the high germination scores of the seeds until the next season. With a capacity of up to one ton, the GS Bag 1.0 is the perfect storage solution. Made from lightweight and durable materials, the GS Bag 1.0 can extend the shelf life of stored commodities for more than a year without using harmful chemicals. Because of its hermetic qualities, it can prevent the exchange of air and moisture, enabling it to stop infestation and inhibit the growth of aflatoxin-producing molds.

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