ELITE bags are an innovative yet simple technology to protect and store grain. Every season farmers, schools, institutions and even businesses store grain. And every year they suffer infestations from pests, which destroy 10 to 20 percent of the inventory. These bags solve this issue by killing the pests, helping to save nearly every bit of grain the farmers work so hard to grow.
To learn more about ELITE Bags, their purpose and their impact, check out the infographics below.
Here is a training video we put together to teach farmers how to properly use ELITE Bags. (Note: The video is entirely in Kiswahili.)
Here, the video is being shown on a large vehicle that travels throughout Kenya, providing agricultural training to remote communities. This is made possible through a strategic partnership with TechnoServe, another nonprofit working in East Africa to alleviate poverty. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from September through mid-December in 2014, the video was played in a different rural area. A complete demonstration (with audience participation) followed the airing so that farmers were able to practice what they were taught. This hands-on experience is a vital step in the process to transfer head knowledge into applied experience.