The dryer is a portable, on-farm drying solution that enables smallholder farmers to dry their maize down post-harvest to the recommended moisture levels. It offers a solution that closely resembles the traditional method of lying shelled maize out in the sun to dry, with the major difference in that forced hot air is used as the drying mechanism and is capable of operating under inclement weather conditions since it relies on burning biomass to generate the required heat, and not the sun.