B.C. pedal power helps African farmers

Global News

WATCH: Two B.C brothers invented a bicycle-powered grain mill that is now changing the lives of impoverished farmers in Africa. Randene Neill has the story.

Chris and Josh Hergesheimer are about to release a book detailing their journey from pedaling grain at Roberts Creek to some of the most remote villages in Africa.

Called “The Flour Peddler: A Global Journey into Local Food from Canada to South Sudan,” the book explains how their grain mill, powered only through pedaling, went from a curiosity at local farmer’s markets to something being used in the South Sudan village of Panlang.

“There were days it felt like I might have been making money, but overall it was a losing money endeavor,” said Chris Hergesheimer of his time trying to sell their fresh-milled flour in Metro Vancouver.

But a chance encounter with a friend who grew up in Panlang changed that.

“He came by…

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