PICS Bag in Ethiopia Overview

3 November, 2018

The PURDUE University project has been started in Ethiopia ever since 2014 and it has been financed by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the form of PICS3 project. PICS3 is a five-year project (2014-2019) that has been implemented by Purdue university globally and being implemented by Shayashone private limited company in Ethiopia. Shayashone in turn works with local manufacturers (Ephgen Trading PLC, SEPECO and Eco Plastic private limited companies) and various Agricultural input dealers.The main objective of PICS3 project has been to reduce cereal and legume grain post-harvest losses by 20% increase in grain quantity stored on farm using hermetic technologies. The ultimate goal of PICS3 project being Improving incomes and improving food security of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan African countries.