Project Title Handy Cocoa Pod (Handypod) Breakers
Project Category Invention
Abstract Traditionally, farmers break the cocoa pod to remove the bean by using machete or hitting two pods together. However, these methods tend to damage the beans inside and lead to poor quality of cocoa bean. Poor quality cocoa bean may decrease the price and grade of the beans. The idea of Handy Cocoa Pod (Handy-Pod) Breakers will overcome these problems and simultaneously will increase the income and economic status of the grower. The special features of Hand-Pod Breakers are in the form of metal with blade in the middle to cut the pod without damaging the beans inside. This product is easy to use and handle. The blade is also kept inside the frame. The advantages of the product are ability to break different sizes of pods without damaging the beans and the ease in removing the beans from the pods. This product is marketable especially to cocoa growers, researchers or anyone since the product is portable and light.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2016-05-17


Staff Status
Siti Sahmsiah binti Sahmat Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Sarawak Invention, Innovation & Design Expo (SIIDEx 2016) 2016-01-30 State BEST INVENTION AWARD Dewan Jubli, UiTM Sarawak
Sarawak Invention, Innovation & Design Expo (SIIDEx 2016) 2016-01-30 State Gold Dewan Jubli, UiTM Sarawak