Smallholder farmers are crucial in the agricultural supply chain. They produce the most basic agricultural commodities needed to sustain a growing world population.
However, their lack of financial resources makes it difficult to compete with large-scale farms. Thus, they require effective and affordable solutions that will help them stand out in the market, especially when dealing with infestations and mold development. Insects and molds are prime causes of food losses with significant effect to farmer incomes.
The patented GrainPro SGB Farm is a low cost Ultra Hermetic™ bag lining solution developed primarily for smallholder farmers. The SGB Farm is tested for farm conditions and can be relied upon to safely preserve dried agricultural commodities such as maize, cassava, wheat, rice paddy and soybean. It’s made from multilayer recyclable polyethylene plastic (PE) with a proprietary barrier layer with sufficiently low permeability to prevent the exchange of air and the absorption of moisture. It is designed to be used multiple times.
The SGB Farm effectively stops aflatoxin growth, eliminates infestation embedded with the commodities and prevents the penetration by large grain borers and cowpea weevils found in the commodity without the use of harmful chemicals. It is also efficient in preserving germination quality and seed vitality.
Finally, the SGB Farm is designed to be used multiple times. It comes with a set of reusable cable ties and can be patched up with adhesive tape.
Using the SGB Farm can help improve food security and the incomes of smallholder farmers. It secures the supply of high-quality and nutritious commodities which is important to women farmers who store both for consumption and the market.
• Easy to use bag lining solution
• Affordable and reusable
• Green, pesticide free, environment-friendly solution
• Protects commodity from infestation and mold growth
• Resists the penetration of cowpea weevils and larger grain borers
• Bags are made of a special recyclable PE plus barrier
|Material||High Strength PE with barrier layer|
|Thickness, mm (inch)||0.078 (0.0031)|
|Thickness Tolerance, mm (inch)||±0.002 (0.00008)|
|Dimension Tolerance, cm (inch)||±1 (0.4)|
|Material Weight, g/m2||76|
|Oxygen Transmission Rate
(OTR), cc/m2/day, 0.1 MPa
|Less than 50|
|Water Vapor Transmission Rate
|Less than 10|
|PRODUCT NAME||DIMENSION (B xA),
|WEIGHT per Piece,
|SGB Farm - 25RT||50 x 95 (20 x 37)||0.07 (0.16) ± 5%||25 (55.116)|
|SGB Farm - 50RT||65 x 110 (26 x 43)||0.11 (0.24) ± 5%||50 (110.23)|
|SGB Farm - 90RT||75 x 130 (29.5 x 51)||0.15 (0.33) ± 5%||90 (198.42)|
|SGB Farm - 100RT||75 x 150 (29.5 x 59)||0.17 (0.38) ± 5%||100 (220.46)|
|SGB Farm - 90RT PLUS
(with locally procured outer bag)
|75 x 130 (29.5 x 51)||0.15 (0.33) ± 5%||90 (198.42)|
|* based on wheat|