Amiran Shade Nets
Amiran Kenya Ltd
Shade Net is a cloth used to cover crops in order to protect them from pests, provide moisture control and allow air circulation in greenhouses
The Shade Net is a knitted cloth used to cover crops in order to protect them from pests, provide moisture control and allow air circulation in greenhouses or nurseries. It has tapes with UV resistant additives that give it durability and longevity. The net is also recyclable and resistant to agro-chemicals.
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana
Amiran Ltd Subsidiaries, Balton CP group of companies, Agro-Dealers and Agro-shops
0.85 -1.75 USDInterview with representative
Goal 2: Zero hunger
Greenhouse and nursery farmers
The Amiran Shade Nets are mass producedInterview with representative
Users can obtain the Shade Nets from local agro-dealers and agro-shops.
Dimensions of the greenhouse (l x w x h)
Description of materials of construction
Does the technology come with a customized irrigation system?
Does the technology come with a monitoring system?
Price of the greenhouse per square meter
Number of plants that can be held at once
Shade Net contains tapes with UV resistant additives that increase its durability and longevity
Provided by manufacturer
3-5 years depending on the percentage of shade. Interview with a representative
The Shade Net is designed to protect against wind and hail
Testing of the shade nets is done by the suppliers of the nets who are mostly based in Israel. Interview with representative.
There are no known safety hazards linked with the use of this product
Kotilainen, T., Robson, T. M., & Hernández, R., 2018, Light quality characterization under climate screens and shade nets for controlled-environment agriculture. PloS one, 13(6), pp e0199628.
Ilić, Z. S., Milenković, L., Stanojević, L., Cvetković, D., and Fallik, E., 2012, Effects of the modification of light intensity by color shade nets on yield and quality of tomato fruits. Scientia Horticulturae, 139, pp 90-95.
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