Kadogo Greenhouse is a greenhouse that has been designed to suite farmers with small pieces of land that seek to venture into greenhouse farming for the first time
Kadogo Greenhouse is a wooden greenhouse designed to suite farmers with small pieces of land that seek to venture into greenhouse farming for the first time. The greenhouse has been designed to ensure maximum use of land while maintaining the seed capital at an affordable limit to most small holder farmers.
The product is distributed by Illuminum Greenhouses through direct purchase
~1,380 USD (KSH 149,310)Converted in September 2020
Goal 2: Zero hunger
The greenhouse is constructed on site and the dimensions can vary according to a farmer’s needs
Trade secretInterview with representative
Users can obtain the product from the Illuminum Greenhouses website. They can also visit the company’s local office in Nairobi – Kenya to purchase the product
Illuminum greenhouses has built more than 1455 greenhouses
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
The Kadogo Greenhouse is designed using timber for the structure and covered with greenhouse polythene to provide shade. The greenhouse has length and breadth of 20 meters and 6 meters respectively. The height of the greenhouse can be between 3 to 3.5 meters. Its construction takes approximately 4 days. It has a drip irrigation system, water filter and insect net.
Illuminum Greenhouses™ Technology provides technical support
Replaceable components include insect net and timber structure
It is designed to house up to 600 plants and ensure maximum use of the land under cover
Performance of the Kadogo Greenhouse is tested by the technical team in corporation with local farmers. Interview with representative.
There are no safety risks associated with the use of the greenhouse
Tthe Farmshield™ sensors must be purchased separately to monitor the greenhouse and automate irrigation
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Field testsInterview with representative
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