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SERVICE MILLING

PROVIDING CONVENIENCE, FOOD SECURITY AND EMPLOYMENT

A SERVICE THAT HELPS EVERYONE WIN

 

Community or service millers charge members of the local community a small fee for milling their maize. Bringing their maize to be milled is not only convenient but also more affordable than buying commercially packaged maize meal from shops. Typically many Posho millers sell maize to the public, which they then can have milled.

This model financially benefits the miller, provides a valuable service to people in rural areas, creates jobs, and helps drive food security. Roff’s Posho roller mill was specifically designed for service or community milling and helps bring the mill to the community.

This page explores service milling in more detail, and offers advice on getting started as a service miller.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. What is service milling?
  2. Service milling success stories
  3. What is yield share farming?
  4. The Roff Posho mill
  5. Opportunities for African entrepreneurs

WHAT IS SERVICE MILLING...

AND HOW DOES IT PROMOTE FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA?

SERVICE MILLING: FEEDING POSSIBILITIES

Community milling basically means bringing the mill to the community to keep costs as low as possible. Since Roff’s Posho mill is so compact, it can be installed almost anywhere, giving small-scale milling entrepreneurs the opportunity to provide a service to their local communities whilst generating a profitable income. Let’s explore the concept of community or service milling (also known as “posho” milling in Eastern African countries) and find out why Roff’s Posho roller mill is the ideal compact machine for entrepreneurs looking to enter this market.

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SERVICE MILLING SUCCESS STORIES

MEET THREE ENTREPRENEURS FROM LESOTHO USING ROFF’S POSHO MILLS TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES AND EARN A PROFITABLE INCOME 

SUCCESSFUL SERVICE MILLERS IN LESOTHO 

 

Godfrey Kou, Jerry Ntsekhe and Mahala Molapo all saw a need in their local communities and heeded the call for community milling in Lesotho. This type of milling can grow into a lucrative empire, like George and Godfrey Kou’s success stories prove. And thanks to Roff’s Posho mills that provide quality close to that of commercially milled and packaged meal, many happy, repeat customers are ensured. Watch the inspiring video.

 

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WHAT IS YIELD SHARE FARMING...

AND HOW IS IT ENABLING GROWTH FOR SUBSISTENCE FARMERS?

ENSURING FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA

 

Subsistence farmers generally achieve much lower crop yields than commercial farmers, who operate on a larger scale that allows the process to be much more efficient. Entering into a yield share arrangement – where subsistence farmers provide the land, the yield sharer rents it and provides the equipment, seeds and fertiliser to ensure a good crop – can help them to sustainably intensify their production and profitability. Find out more.

 

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THE ROFF POSHO MILL

ROFF’S MAIZE MILL WITH SIMPLIFIED ROLLER MILLING TECHNOLOGY ENSURES RURAL PRODUCTIVITY

A SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE MAIZE MILLING SOLUTION

 

Roff’s Posho mill is the milling machine every small farmer or entrepreneur should use to start a service milling business, one that’s both profitable and provides a valuable service to their communities. Learn more about the Posho Mill in this video. This milling machine addresses the practical, traditional and financial needs of farmers, entrepreneurs and consumers. It is designed to help farmers and entrepreneurs bring the mill to the community, limiting overhead costs while still maintaining quality and efficient production levels. Read more about it here.

 

Find out more about the features and benefits of the Roff Posho roller mill in the video below:

 

 

To view the Roff Posho mill product page for specifications and costs, click here

 

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS

A GREAT WAY TO GET STARTED IN MAIZE MILLING

 

What makes the Roff Posho mill such a potent opportunity for getting started with a small business in maize milling or diversifying an existing one? Here are 5 of the most crucial reasons why Roff's innovative Posho Mill is the perfect opportunity for savvy entrepreneurs in Africa.

 

Need more information on getting your maize milling business started? Download Roff’s user-friendly guides below:

 

 

The African Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

 

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The African Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Starting a Maize Milling Business

 

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