Project Title Mobile Paddy Winnowing Unit
Project Category Innovation
Abstract In Sarawak, padi cultivation is a smallholder sustenance farming activity. Many farmers still manually winnow padi i.e. separating the chaff and empty fruit from full padi grains as available machine is too expensive to be owned individually and usually community owned. The conventional manual process of winnowing is by using a frame, made of bent rattan which acts as the holder or handle known as tapan while winnowing. The Mobile Paddy Winnowing Unit is an inexpensive winnowing machine that consists of inbuilt fan and separator system that can be operated very effectively. For mobility, it has a fixed wheel system. Thus it reduces significantly both time and labour to carry out this very important task of farming activity. The quantity and quality of whole grain are drastically improved as compared to the manual operation or the current machine obtained from the market. Thus this machine will benefit the rural farming sector.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2015-10-28


Staff Status
Margaret Chan, Prof. Madya Dr. Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Young Invention, Innovation & Design 2014-06-18 Campus Participation DEWAN JUBILEE