Commitment to Quality Inspires GrainPro® TQM Strategy

Quality is extremely crucial in delivering satisfaction to customers and retaining their loyalty. This understanding is GrainPro’s® driving force in constantly improving its processes to ensure the delivery of top quality postharvest solutions, which led to the official implementation of its Total Quality Management (TQM) program on May 2, 2017 at its plant in...


For LILO Fruits, Quality Preservation a Reality Through Hermetic Bags

LILO Fruits is not your typical fruit trading company. Based in Costa Rica, owners Kris Carvajal and Junior Quesada are passionate about employing innovative and improved ways to protect the quality of their organically-grown products. Their obsession gained the trust and confidence of their customers, both locally and abroad. One of the ways they safely preserve their coffee...


Winning The War Against Stale, Moldy Flavored Specialty Coffee

Roasters around the world pay huge sums to purchase single-origin varieties that yield distinct flavor and aromatic characters. Their customers also pay a premium for a sip. Often, however, the subtle differences and undertones are lost by the time the coffee arrives at the shop. This leaves a bad taste to both roasters and customers...


US-Based Craft Chocolatier Stores Prize Cacao in GrainPro Bags

While the international coffee trade has benefitted greatly from using GrainPro® SuperGrainbags® (SGBs) to organically preserve specialty and single-origin beans, the cacao industry has yet to fully discover the benefits of these miracle liner bags. One chocolatier in Los Angeles, California knows how these SGBs can protect both quality and quantity of their cacao stocks...


Cocoons as an Alternative to Cold Stores in Peanut Storage

A recently concluded trial in Indonesia comparing GrainPro® Gas-Hermetic Fumigation (G-HF) Cocoon™ to cold storage and ordinary warehouse storage to preserve peanuts came back in March with positive results. The client, a highly-regarded name in the peanut processing industry, concluded that the Cocoons performed extremely well in preserving the freshness of peanuts...


GrainPro® Philippines Celebrates Ten Years of Post-Harvest Innovations

SUBIC BAY, PHILIPPINES – GRAINPRO® PHILIPPINES, the wholly-owned principal subsidiary of US-based GrainPro, Inc., celebrates its 10th anniversary. In 2007, founders Tom de Bruin and Philippe Villers opened GrainPro Philippines in Subic Bay as a realization of their vision to develop affordable and safe post-harvest solutions in hermetic and modified atmosphere storage...


GrainPro Distributor Leads the Way in Safe Storage in Ghana

In 2010, Nana Yaw Obeng immediately saw the potential of hermetic technology to safely store grains and seeds. His vision is paving the way to safer postharvest storage and organic preservation, not only in Ghana, but throughout the continent...


Babban Gona Among Recepients of 2017 Skoll Awards

Kola Masha, Managing Director of the Babban Gona program in Nigeria, is among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. Masha, a supporter of hermetic storage and social enterprise, was recognized for his role in creating a model that attracts smallholder farmers and the nation’s...


Rural Distribution Plays an Important Role in Safely Preserving Grain

“This is the first year I’m not buying chemicals to store my grain,” Baraka Nurie, the mother of three small children, revealed to Jordan Dey, GrainPro® VP for Food Security, during a visit on February in Ethiopia’s Gurage Region...


New Scientific Paper Discusses How to Control Aflatoxin Growth with Safe Post Harvest Practices

In human beings, high aflatoxin levels depress the immune system, thereby contributing to many health problems ranging from cancer and susceptibility to HIV, to stunted growth among children. This led governments in Africa to band together to stop the spread of Aflatoxins in the continent. At an October 2016 meeting with the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control...


Hermetic Storage Provides Value Opportunity for Maize in Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Indonesia intends to scale up the use of Ultra Hermetic™ technology to solve its storage problems. This was made apparent at a meeting last December 15, 2016 in Jakarta when officials of Indonesia’s Bureau of Logistics (BULOG), a major local food agency, expressed their plan to store 50 percent of their maize...


Food Security Remains a Priority in War-Torn Somalia

GALMUDUG, SOMALIA – Two Ultra Hermetic™ GrainPro® Self-Verifying Cocoons™ are preserving a blend of corn and soya flour in Somalia. The Cocoons are part of a development program that aims to alleviate the growing food problem in the war-torn country...


Indonesia Continues to Step Up Rice Storage with Hermetic Cocoons™

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – The Indonesian Bureau of Logistics (BULOG) increased its storage capacity with the installation of six 150MT GrainPro Cocoons™ on December 2016 in the province of Lampung, and the cities of Yogyarta and Jakarta...


Solar Bubble Dryer Arrives in East Africa

NAIROBI, KENYA – A new project in East Africa introduced smallholder farmers to the GrainPro® Solar Bubble Dryer™ (SBD) -- a state-of-the-art drying solution that protects commodities against sudden rains while it dries...


Kenya Farmers Set to Benefit from Use of Hermetic Storage Bags

NAIROBI, KENYA – Farmers were urged to use hermetic storage bags during the National Campaign on Hermetic Storage Technology Road Show. The event, a collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture, USAID’s Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES), and the Kenya Agricultural Livestock and Research Organization (KALRO), promoted hermetic technology...


Coffee Seed Producer Fights Off Coffee Pests Without Using Pesticides

MATAGALPA, NICARAGUA – A trial in October found that the GrainPro® SuperGrainbag® (SGB) Premium RT can stop insects without adverse effects on coffee seed germination. This came after the trial commissioned by a national coffee seed producer provided positive results against Coffee Borer Beetles (Hypothenemus hampei)...


Coffee Farmers Call for Tougher Laws Against Improper Drying Methods

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Ugandan coffee farmers called for tougher laws and punitive measures against improper drying methods and poor crop handling at the 2nd Uganda Coffee Festival on November 4, 2016 according to a Bloomberg Markets story...



Farmers Adopt Chemical-Free Storage Solutions in Tanzania

Nairobi, Kenya – Food security groups in Africa called for innovative cost-reduction schemes and make postharvest storage solutions more affordable for smallholder farmers. The partners lobbied for government levied tax exemptions and subsidized prices on hermetic storage solutions such as the GrainPro® Cocoons™ during the African Green Revolution...


Fumigators in Israel Exposed to GrainPro’s Non-Toxic Fumigatiom Solution

OR YEHUDA, ISRAEL – More than a hundred licensed fumigators came together on October 27, 2016 to learn about new and innovative non-toxic fumigation practices. Dr. Shlomo and Hagit Navarro of Green Storage, Ltd., GrainPro® distributor, talked to the fumigators about controlled atmosphere and carbon dioxide fumigation....


International Seed Company to Employ Proper Seed Drying in its Operation

Davao, Philippines – One of the world largest seed companies commissioned the installation of its first batch of Solar Bubble Dryer™ 50 (SBD 50) on October 8, 2016. The company is looking for proper seed drying solutions on its hybrid rice. Developed in partnership with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the University of Hohenheim (UoH), the SBD....


One Coffee’s Sojourn Measured in Human Hands and Daily Temperatures

Once a coffee cherry is picked from the branch, every step it takes until it’s brewed is a desperate act of preservation, a struggle against the entropy that will inevitably degrade the dying seed. In a perfect world, short distances travelled in stable environments would contribute to that preservation....


Crucial Development Congress Features Solar Bubble Dryer™ in the Drying Industry

MUNICH, GERMANY – A scaled-down model of the state-of-the-art Solar Bubble Dryer™ (SBD) – an innovative grain and seed drying solution that protects commodities from rewetting as they dry – was featured at the Our World 2030 sustainable development congress at September 15, 2016....


SuperGrainbags Prove High Potential to Minimize Postharvest Losses According to Trial in Mozambique

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE – The study headed by the Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique (IIAM) found that the GrainPro® SuperGrainbag® (SGB) is very efficient in controlling storage pests (Sitotroga cerealella) and fungal contaminants without the use of chemicals on the stored grains and seeds compared to metal silos, improved barns....


GrainSafe Mini: The Reliable Storage Solution for Home and Personal Consumption

The reliable safe storage of dried commodities for home and personal consumption is critically important for smallholder farmers and regular consumers. This month, GrainPro® is featuring its innovative and cost-effective safe storage solution for your home – the GrainSafe™ Mini (GS Mini)....


GrainPro takes action against imitators

GrainPro is a company well known to readers of C&CI, and has recently brought a number of new products to market. The company told C&CI that it was pleased at the high level of interest shown in its patented Ultra Hermetic SuperGrainbag (SGB) (which is available in 25kg, 50kg or 69kg capacity units) and in its newest products...


Reducing Aflatoxins in Groundnuts Could Lead to Higher Profits

Preliminary results of a new study from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab reveals that better drying and hermetic storage can reduce aflatoxin growth on groundnuts, making the legume safer for human consumption...


Conference Stresses Impact of Storage Innovations in Improving Africa’s Food Security

NAIROBI, KENYA – Food security experts from 15 countries openly discussed challenges and solutions during the first Africa Strategic Grain Reserve Conference on June 14-15, 2016 in Nairobi. The Conference, sponsored by the African Union’s Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), GrainPro, the Schooner Africa Fund, ABT Associates...


Africa to fight hunger through innovative storage solutions

Post Harvest solutions that reduce food losses from 44% down to 1% in Sub Saharan Africa. Find out how...


GrainPro® Philippines Marks Successful Asia Distributors’ Conference

Subic Bay, Philippines – GrainPro® distributors across Asia met from May 12 to 13, 2016 for the Asia Distributors’ Conference. The conference is a yearly event that brings together GrainPro distributors to discuss Ultra Hermetic™ solutions, strategies to spread wide use, and the positive impact to food producers across Asia...


IRRI Participants Optimistic About Ultra Hermetic™ Technology

GrainPro® held a Rice Post Production and Marketing seminar at its Subic Bay facility on May 24, 2016 for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). A total of eighteen trainees from countries such as Nigeria, Solomon Islands, Haiti, Taiwan, Brunei, Indonesia, South Korea, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines participated in the training...


Leyte Coop Fumigates Cassava Using GrainPro® Cocoon™

Calubian, Leyte – Cassava farmers of the Fatima Multi-Purpose Cooperative (FMPC) are using the Ultra Hermetic™ GrainPro® Self-Verifying Cocoon™ to easily and quickly fumigate their cubed cassavas using phosphine. Cassava, also known as tapioca, is used as raw material for animal feeds...


MegaCocoons™ Preserving Nicaragua Groundnuts

Leon, Nicaragua – Two GrainPro® MegaCocoons™ are preserving organic peanuts for a major groundnut exporter who is looking to increase storage capacity using grain storage alternatives that do not use harmful chemicals. The units are part of a trial started on January 29, 2016...


Babban Gona Increases Storage Capacity With New GrainPro® Cocoons™

Kaduna, Nigeria – The Babban Gona Program – an innovative farm-to-market scheme in Northern Nigeria – is adding new units of Ultra Hermetic™ GrainPro® 150MT Self-Verifying Cocoons™ this June to increase its grain storage capacity by 7,800 metric tons for its more than fifteen thousand members...


GrainPro® Solar Dryers Integrated Into Mexican Coffee Operation

Veracruz, Mexico – A vast majority of coffee in Mexico is dried on large, gas-powered rotating forced air dryers that incur high operation costs. This drove Green Coffee Trading to install GrainPro® sun dryers – the Solar Bubble Dryer™ 50 (SBD50) and Collapsible Dryer Case™ II (CDC II) – to dry high-quality specialty coffee...


GrainPro® Dryer Case Halved Drying Period of Beans in Rwanda

Bugesera, Rwanda – Smallholder farmers of the Impuzabahinzi Zamuka Mu Majyambere Gakomeye Mareba (IZMGM) cooperative saved on drying time by using GrainPro® Collapsible Dryer Case™ II (CDC II) on beans. IZMGM have been using the CDC II since last year after they received...


Africa Strategic Grain Reserve Conference Kicks Off in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya - National governments across Africa are storing grain in large quantities, often with disappointing results...


GIZ Unveiled First Solar Bubble Dryer™ in Ghana

Accra, Ghana – Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a government organization specializing in international development and poverty reduction, introduced the first GrainPro® Solar Bubble Dryer™ 50 to farmers to address problems of contaminations...


World’s Biggest Coffee Chain to Receive Shipment in TranSafeliner™

Esquintla, Guatemala – The long port-to-port transit time is a cause of concern for CAFCOM whose premium Guatemalan coffee face the threats of infestation and fungal contamination during shipment. To solve the issue, CAFCOM installed the GrainPro® TranSafeliner™ on February 27, 2016 in Palin and shipped twenty metric tonnes to the US...


112 Upland Rice Farmers Benefit from Proper Seed Preservation

Maguindanao, Philippines – Faced with problems of drought, infertile soil, erosion, weeds and plant diseases, 112 upland farmers received paddy seeds packed in GrainPro SuperGrainbags (SGB) by the Department of Agriculture during the training conducted at the Upi Research Outreach Station on February 23, 2016...


TranSafeliner™ Takes Over the High Seas to Protect Dry Agricultural Commodities

Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala – EGS Veterinaria y Agricola, in partnership with Anacafé, and the Hanns R. Neumann Foundation, conducted training to smallholder farmers during the Plaza del Caficultor (PDC) on March 3, 2016 on how to improve production and raise incomes by safely preserving their coffee and maize crops...


Ultra Hermetic™ Solutions Reach Out to Guatemala’s Smallholder Farmers

Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala – EGS Veterinaria y Agricola, in partnership with Anacafé, and the Hanns R. Neumann Foundation, conducted training to smallholder farmers during the Plaza del Caficultor (PDC) on March 3, 2016 on how to improve production and raise incomes by safely preserving their coffee and maize crops...


SuperGrainbag® Farm Takes Off in Kenya

NANDI COUNTY, KENYA – GrainPro® visited Kenya’s northern Rift Valley region on January 26, 2016, and introduced the SuperGrainbag® Farm (SGB Farm) to local farmers. This visit is part of a greater Kenya On-Farm Storage...


Trial of GrainPro® Drying and Coffee Storage Underway for Tomastepec

Palencia City, Guatemala – Smallholder coffee farmers of the Tomastepec cooperative began testing GrainPro® drying and grain storage solutions on February 12, 2016 at their headquarters in Palencia...


The First Solar Bubble Dryer™ in Malawi

Lilongwe, Malawi – The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned the installation of the first GrainPro® Solar Bubble Dryer™ 25 (SBD 25) in Malawi on February 12, 2016 at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources – Natural Resources College (LUANAR-NRC)...


Safe Harvest Finds Positive Results in Using GrainPro® Grain Storage

Bangalore, India – Safe Harvest believes that consumers will be willing to pay a modest premium for high-quality food that are guaranteed safe. In their search for a pesticide-free grain storage solution, Safe Harvest met up with Pest Control India, GrainPro® distributor in India, and installed...


GrainPro® Cocoons™ Signal Hope for Tanzania Grain Storage

Songea, Tanzania – On January 2016, eight GrainPro® Cocoons™ were opened and inspected by Tanzanian farmers and government officials. GrainPro and the Rural Urban Development Initiative (RUDI) installed the units in 2014 in different locations in the country to demonstrate...


Innovation Lab Look Into GrainPro® Solar Drying and Grain Storage Solutions

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – GrainPro®, has partnered with the Feed the Future Innovations Lab to provide Solar Bubble Dryers™ (SBD), a state-of-the-art solar dryer developed with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Hohenheim University, for testing...


Finca El Morito to Begin Using GrainPro® Dryer Cases

Jalapa, Guatemala – Five GrainPro® Collapsible Dryer Case II™ (CDC II) are headed to world-famous Finca El Morito in Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Guatemala. The dryers are going to be used to dry the Finca’s rare and high-price coffees, which are exported to as far as Japan and Korea...


GrainPro® Levels Up Effort to Stop Aflatoxins in Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria – In February, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, met with Tom De Bruin, President of GrainPro® Philippines, and Daniel Haileselassie, GrainPro Continent Manager for Africa, to discuss appropriate measures to ensure food security...


Major Seed Producer Demos GrainPro ® Cocoon™ Cargo

Shamirpet, India – A top international seed company began testing GrainPro® grain storage solutions at its warehouse in the state of Andhra Predesh on January 22, 2016. Avinash Wagh, South Asia and Middle East Continent Manager, led the installation of three Cocoon™ Cargos...


Sri Lanka Cocoon™ Inspection Yield Positive Observations

Ampara, Sri Lanka -- As part of its service to clients around the world, GrainPro® conducts regular inspections of its installed products to ensure a high-level of performance and efficiency, and improve user knowledge...


Top LatAm Coffee Trader Sees GrainPro® Cocoons™ and Dryers in its Future

Guatemala City, Guatemala – One of Latin America’s top five coffee exporter, accounting for 5.14 percent of total coffee exported each year, is looking to integrate GrainPro® grain storage and solar drying solutions in the very near future...


GrainPro® Cocoon™ Highlighted in IRRI Postharvest Center

Laguna, Philippines – Recognizing the GrainPro® Cocoon™ as an effective hermetic grain storage solution, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) commissioned the installation of a 5MT Flood Protected Self-Verifying Cocoon at their Postharvest Experiment Station in Los Bańos, Laguna...


GrainPro® Provides Grain Storage to Babban Gona Farmers

ZARIA, NIGERIA – Babban Gona farmers in Northern Nigeria are using the GrainPro® Cocoon™ to safely preserve the quality and quantity of maize of smallholder farmers in the region to reduce food losses and ensure high-quality maize that fetch for better prices in the market...


PCI and GrainPro® Push for Organic Storage at BIOFACH India 2015

Kerala, India – Organic agriculture is expected to play a very crucial role in meeting future food demands. With that in mind, GrainPro® and Pest Control (India) Pvt. Ltd. (PCI) pushed for the use of organic grain storage and pest control during BIOFACH India at the ADLUX International Convention Centre from November 5 to 7, 2015...


Safe Storage Helped Colombian Farmers Sell Their Coffee at US$650 a Bag

Huila, Colombia – Twenty-five small coffee farmers from Huila made profits of US$5000 each from selling their specialty coffee packed in GrainPro® SuperGrainbag® Premium. The bags of coffee were sold to international buyers at US$650 per load of 125 kilograms, which is more than twice the average price of US$307...


GrainPro® Solar Dryers Show Impressive Results in Drying Coffee

Colomba, Guatemala – A side-by-side product demonstration on drying Finca El Culpan specialty coffee using the Collapsible Dryer Case II™ and the Solar Bubble Dryer™ were conducted on October 16, 2015. The trial was organized by EGS, SA, GrainPro® distributor in Guatemala...


GrainPro® Cocoons™ Help Sri Lanka Achieve Food Security Through Proper Grain Storage

Ampara, Sri Lanka - Meeting Sri Lanka’s demands for high-quality paddies start with proper grain storage. According to government estimates, about ten to fifteen percent of paddy stored in regular warehouses is lost annually due to infestation and fungal growth, or approximately 400,000 tons per year...


Mexican Farmers Increase Yields Through SuperGrainbag™

MEXICO CITY – Grain storage plays a critical role in improving the supply of maize in Mexico...


Mission to Nigeria

Hauwa Ibrahim is a 40-year old mother of three who grows corn to feed her family in northern Nigeria...


Cocoon™ Storage Increases Profits of Maize Trader in Zimbabwe

HARARE – Mr. Taderera, a maize trader in Harare, Zimbabwe, saw an economic opportunity in safely preserving his maize. For him, having the ability to store his maize for more than three months, without quality losses, raises the market value when he sells during the lean season...


First Solar Bubble Dryer 50™ Improves Drying in the U.S.

Lincolnville, Maine – Farmers, like other businesses, are constantly striving to improve their operational efficiency. One process which requires a huge financial investment in machinery and fuel is drying...


MegaCocoon™ Storage in Mexico Yields Increased Profits

Mexico City, Mexico – Having the ability to buy commodities when the prices are still low and store them until prices go up easily translates to profits...


How the Cocoon™ is Helping Preserve India’s Important Artifacts

Cochin, India – Delicate antiquities require special conservation strategies that are free of harmful chemicals. Experts agree that chemicals should be avoided as they may cause damaging reactions to the artifacts...


GrainPro® Helps Guinea’s Ebola Recovery

Kindia, Guinea – When Ebola swept through Guinea last year, it created a chain of events that debilitated the normal production and logistics of food...


Exploring Storage and Drying Solutions

GrainPro® has been working closely with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ACDI/VOCA for the last four years in Kenya on the AflaSTOP...


GrainPro® Helps Stabilize Somalia Food Security

Mogadishu, Somalia - Training small farmers in Somalia on how to use hermetic storage is no easy task...


Improved Crop Drying for Small Farmers

In Asia, most crops grown by small farmers are dried on roads and rooftops, using the sun’s heat to do the job. Unfortunately, this “open-air” drying can lead to problems in quality...


USAID's John Bowman Takes A Closer Look at GrainPro

Subic Bay, Philippines – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Agriculture Advisor of the Bureau for Food...


Advances in Ultra Hermetic Storage Technology by Dr. Shlomo Navarro

Dr. Shlomo Navarro delivered an important technology lecture on July 27, 2015 in GrainPro® Philippines, Inc., in Subic Bay...


Effective Methods for Drying Crops...

‘Dehydrating or drying’ is a method of food preservation by reducing the amount of free moisture to prevent the growth of molds, bacteria, and yeast...



Research Team Unveils New Solar Dryer...

GrainPro’s Research and Development (R&D) team unveiled the Solar Bubble Dryer 25™ (SBD25) during an internal launch event on May 12, 2015 at the company’s manufacturing facility in Subic Bay, Philippines...


SBD25 Testimonial...

Last year, together with the R and D team, I started working with the first model of SBD 25 which aims to provide great farmer experience by means of efficient and effective drying of agricultural commodities...


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