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Members test new nut cracker

Siphofaneni members test the new cracker

Siphofaneni members test the new cracker

SIP members in Siphofaneni were the first to try a new marula nut cracker designed to help them crack their nuts faster to stave off the threat of losing this work to factory based machinery. Cracking marula nuts to sell the fresh kernels is a major source of income – R650,000 last year – to rural Swazi women and they are fighting to save it. They will be field testing the new cracker over the next few weeks and feeding back design improvements. SIP hope to then have them available at an affordable price to all members before the 2010 marula season starts.

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