Updated on February 23, 2024

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Created on November 22, 2022

Greenhouse in a Box

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The Greenhouse-in-a-Box is a modular greenhouse that provides year-round income for bottom-of-the-pyramid farmers in India.

Developed By
  1. Kheyti
Content Partners
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Author

Product Description

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 1: No Poverty

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

Market Suggested Retail Price

$799.00

Market Suggested Retail Price (Secondary Currency)

63344 INR

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Kheyti

Manufacturing/Building Method

The main parts of the Greenhouse-in-a-Box are manufactured by JSW Steel.Interview with representative in May 2022

Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Users get the product directly from Kheyti.

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2022, 1500 farmers are enrolled in the program.

Size

20 x 20 x 2.5 m

Material of construction

Galvanized Steel, Concrete

Irrigation system included?

No

Monitoring system?

Unknown

Cost per square meter

2 USD per square meter

Plant capacity

N/A

Design Specifications

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.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by the manufacturer and assisted by local technicians. Interview with representative in May 2022

Replacement Components

All the parts are replaceable (Greenhouse modularity).

Lifecycle

5 years Interview with representative in May 2022

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Greenhouse-in-a-Box was designed to use 90% less water than conventional greenhouses and grow 7 times more food crops.

Vetted Performance Status

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

Safety

Users and their local technicians must take appropriate precautions when digging holes for the foundations.

Complementary Technical Systems

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.

Academic Research and References

None

Compliance with regulations

The product complies with the internationally recognised European Structural Codes.Interview with representative in July 2022

Other Information

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. Kheyti  

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