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IN A NUTSHELL
MALAWI

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In 2001 engineer Jock Brandis, founder of the Full Belly Project was visiting a friend in Mali in West Africa. On a visit to women's cooperative he noticed that they were still shelling peanuts -- the most important local cash crop -- by hand. A year later he was back with his specially-designed Universal Nut Sheller which helped the women process five times as many peanuts.

Brandis' invention was to be the start of an Africa wide project to promote easy-to-make and easy-to-maintain technologies to improve agricultural output sustainably.

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2010 finalists

Cyber Capital - DenmarkOk coral - TanzaniaPass it on - Peru Double boiled - KenyaGrowth cycle - ZambiaA class apart - Guatemala Burn after eating - IndiaThe only way is up - Philippines One reef at a time - MadagascarSaving from a rainy day - Mexico Charge of the light brigade - RwandaIn a nutshell - Malawi

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peter downs
useful not only in malawi but through out africa,simple and cheap to make..a great labour saving device.perhaps the poorest of the applying countries
Martin Hollins
An inspiring range of projects - I wish them all continuing success

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