J.K.S. Global

Just Keep Sustainable

We designed a trailer, which is easy to handle, for farmers in developing countries in which crops can be cleaned and transported.

Use Case

Our crop cleaning trailer is designed in such a way that it can be easily used for Local Smallholder farms in developing countries. The infrastructure in developing countries is mostly not at the same level as in Europe or America, therefore we wanted to develop a small, light ,transportable and easy handling crop cleaning machine in the form of a small trailer which you can easily hook up to a small motorcycle. The function of our crop cleaning machine is to remove filthy soil from the crops, we are especially focusing on roots and tubers (potatoes, carrots, Yams). With the help of a rotation tube and brushes the crops will be cleaned. Females are mostly doing the hard field work in developing countries so we ensured that handling the machine is easy by simply turning a handle.

Potential

Our crop cleaning trailer is a promising invention enabling smallholders to free the roots and tubers from dirt preserving the crops for further sale. The ability to attach it behind motorbikes, (The most important way of transport in developing countries) makes it mobile and easy transportable. Furthermore, it does not require a high level of technical understanding so it is for all workforces usable, including women as main participants at fieldwork. As there is a high level of food loss and insufficient infrastructure our crop cleaning trailer represents high innovative potential providing ecological, social and economic benefits to the farmers- Just Keep Sustainable!

Business Case

Our key activities at the moment are constructing a prototype and for this we need partnerships with companies who have the skillset to do so. We target our product at smallholder farms in developing countries and especially at woman. As in these countries mainly woman do the hard work and our trailer is designed to ease the work on the field. As building the trailer is more expensive we were looking to get money from sponsors and build the trailers and then sell the trailers to smallholder farms, these farmers would then be able to spread the payment over a given period of time so that they do not have to pay everything at once.

Objectives:

  1. We want to make work easier for women who work at the fields.
  2. We want to develop our crop cleaning trailer to meet specific requirements for different countries.
  3. By selling the our crop cleaning trailer we want to reduce the foodloss at smallholder farms.

Team J.K.S. Global

's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide easy to handle and affordable tools, to make life easier for smallholder farms in developing countries, especially for females who are mostly doing the hard field work!!

Our Background

Our team exists of 3 people, who are trying to help smallholder farm in developing countries with simple solutions. our team is devoted to make a difference for smallholder farms developing countries!!

Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide easy to handle and affordable tools, to make life easier for smallholder farms in developing countries, especially for females who are mostly doing ...Read More

Our Background

Our team exists of 3 people, who are trying to help smallholder farm in developing countries with simple solutions. our team is devoted to make a difference for ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.