The Hydroponics Kenya Fodder System is a temperature and humidity controlled growing room designed to sprout grains for livestock. Grain seeds are put into photo-chemically treated trays and sprayed with a nutrient-rich water solution. The system runs without electricity and utilizes a hydro-net and hydro-cloth to control temperature and humidity.
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 1: No Poverty
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Household, Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
This product is sold and installed directly by the manufacturer.
The fodder systems are manufactured and installed on-site by Hydroponics Kenya.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain a system by contacting the manufacturer directly.
Distributions to Date Status
The system comes with a hydroponics housing unit, which is a custom built structure made of cloth, timber, and a concrete floor. There are wooden shelves in the housing unit which hold the hydroponics trays. The housing unit can be custom built to hold 70 to 1600 trays. The hydroponics trays are photo-chemically treated to prevent fungal growth, and the fodder is grown directly on the metal trays. The system also comes with liquid mineral nutrients which are sprayed on the fodder. Hydroponics Kenya can also provide barley seeds to customers.
Technical support, consulting, and training are provided by the manufacturer.
Replaceable components include the hydroponics trays and the liquid mineral nutrients.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The manufacturer specifies that their fodder systems use a fraction of the water necessary for conventional farming, that their systems provide the same amount of fodder in a smaller land area, that their systems provide fodder all year regardless of weather conditions, that their systems require less manual labor, and that their fodder is highly nutritious.
Vetted Performance Status
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Complementary Technical Systems
Seed, potable water, and liquid mineral nutrients are required for this system.
Academic Research and References
Njima, P., 2016, An assessment of factors influencing production of hydroponics fodder among smallholder dairy farmers in Kiambu sub county, Kenya, Doctoral dissertation, University Of Nairobi, Kenya.
Strever, S.B., 2018, Understanding attitudes towards and perceptions of controlled environment agriculture among rural young adults in South Africa, Masters thesis, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
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