Egyptian innovators design truck to tackle wheat losses (Scidev.net) | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

During the harvesting season in Egypt, it is common to see grains scattered across routes used by transport vehicles. This is due to bumpy roads, too many bags of wheat stacked on these vehicles, or bad packaging.

A truck designed locally to put an end to wheat losses during transport from fields to storage silos is set for testing in Egypt this summer.

According to the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trading, the wheat lost during transport currently amounts to one-sixth of the local harvest, and was almost half three years ago. The country loses 15 per cent of the grain destined for its silos, costing the government about 2 billion Egyptian pounds (approximately US$1.1 million)...