The Driptech Micro-Irrigation Kit or Instakit, is a one-acre drip irrigation kit with pre-assembled components packed in a box with a pictorial installation manual intended for small-plot farmers. The kit contains all of the components necessary for drip irrigation except a mainline.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Driptech InstaKit systems are distributed by The Global Green Company Limited.
The product is manufactured in local production facilities.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
The Driptech Instakit includes drip tape, takeoff valves, rubber grommets, a filter, and a hand drill tool. Additional materials necessary include PVC pipe (40, 50 or 63mm diameters), PVC fittings, and connection to a water pump or water tank. The system is comprised of a head unit that is connected to the water source and the sub-unit, which is the water transport system. The lateral rolls are the 'at-the-plant' water distributors. The head unit controls pressure as well as filtration. The Driptech system uses a mesh-type screen filter, which allows farmers to clean it by flushing it with water. The sub-unit delivers water to the drip tape lateral rolls.
Driptech staff and local dealers can provide technical support.
The Laser Drip, Laser Spray, DT-Thinwall, DT-Dripline, DT-Polytube, and DT-J Dripper can be purchased separately.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The manufacturer specifies that the InstaKit works with pumps and gravity pressure, is simple and quick to install, is easy to operate and maintain, and is low cost.
Vetted Performance Status
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Complementary Technical Systems
The InstaKit requires a mainline, a water source, and an irrigation pump or gravity-powered water source.
Academic Research and References
Austin-Breneman, J and Yang, M., 2013, Design for Micro-Enterprise: An Approach to Product Design for Emerging Markets, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Portland, OR.
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