Greenhouse in a Box
The Greenhouse-in-a-Box is a modular greenhouse that provides year-round income for bottom-of-the-pyramid farmers in India.
Also termed “Greenhouse Rakshak”, the Greenhouse-in-a-Box is a modular greenhouse bundled with full stack services that uses 90% less water, grows 7 times more food and gives farmers a steady dependable income. The product is designed and distributed by Kheyti, but the parts are manufactured by JSW Steel.
~800 USD (63344 INR)Interview with representative in May 2022
The main parts of the Greenhouse-in-a-Box are manufactured by JSW Steel.Interview with representative in May 2022
Users get the product directly from Kheyti.
As of 2022, 1500 farmers are enrolled in the program.
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The Greenhouse-in-a-Box is a greenhouse which covers a 16 x 16 m platform, made up of 5 3 pipes-frames of 2.5 m tall galvanized steel pipes resting on an 80 cm deep foundation composite (concrete and steel). The platform extends sideways, forming a balcony region of 2 m wide on each side of the structure with J-anchors firmly inserted into the ground at the 2 m limit holding the tensioned cables which ties the 2.5 m tall pipes in place. The structure is then covered by a mono x mono shade net.
Technical support is provided by the manufacturer and assisted by local technicians. Interview with representative in May 2022
All the parts are replaceable (Greenhouse modularity).
5 years Interview with representative in May 2022
No third-party testing has been completed on the whole product, nonetheless, Lucid Laboratories tested individual parts for strength verification.Interview with representative in July 2022
Users and their local technicians must take appropriate precautions when digging holes for the foundations.
Kheyti provides complementary solutions like the drip irrigation system and also provides guidance on how to make optimum usage of the Greenhouse-in-a-Box.
The product complies with the internationally recognised European Structural Codes.Interview with representative in July 2022
Every part of the product is tested to evaluate its strength in certified third-party laboratories. Interview with representative in July 2022
This product has received various awards including: 2017 Winner Funders Circle & Emerging Leaders Award, 2017 Winner Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award, 2017 Winner of the Global Social Venture Competition, 2017 Best Sustainable Startup Award, 2017 Winner Columbia Venture Competition, Resnick Family Social Impact Fund, 2016 Tamer Fund for Social Ventures, 2016 People’s Choice of the Wharton India Startup Competition.
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