The Department of Agriculture Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has developed the first locally-made grain moisture tester.
The device, known as ‘Grain-Mate Grain Moisture Tester’, is meant to accurately measure the moisture content in grains and animal feed to enhance good storage.
A prototype of the device, fitted with three buttons for measurement, was put on display at an exhibition mounted by the Department at the University’s Quadrangle in Kumasi.
With a lifespan of 10 years, it is to provide Ghanaian farmers and other local users with an alternative to the very expensive imported ones, which cost between GH₵2,000.00 and GH₵3,000.00 on the market.
He said as much as 50 to 60