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Amaranth Thresher

What It does

The Amaranth Thresher separates the husks from the seed to increase efficiencies for small scale women farmers. Husking amaranth by wind, a woman farmer and her children work for over three days per plot. This amaranth thresher can achieve a higher quality product within 3 hours per plot. The design can be adjusted to be powered by hand or by electricity.


ATC Design Project 2015 in partnership with leaders of Mujeres Oxlajuj E, women's amaranth cooperative

Engineer: Steve Crowe


Sololá, Guatemala