Bean Threshing Project

2014  |  Mbulumbulu, Tanzania

The main objective of this project is to improve bean-threshing difficulties in Tanzania.


This project started with a four-day visit to the community where we identified different issues concerning bean threshing. From the findings, we decided to provide a solution that will help small-scale farmers increase their yield’s profit through a more efficient process.


Therefore, we made different paper prototypes of a portable threshing machine and presented them to the community during our first visit. In our second visit, we went back with an incomplete prototype of a thresher and worked together with the community to finish it, which helped us get feedback necessary improvements that lead to the final prototypes.


Currently, the prototypes are sent back to the community for further feedback on the usage.