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.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The product is distributed by Illuminum Greenhouses through direct purchase
The greenhouse is constructed on site and the dimensions can vary according to a farmer's needs
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
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
Distributions to Date Status
Illuminum greenhouses has built more than 1455 greenhouses
6 x 20 x 3.5 m
Material of construction
Greenhouse polythene, timber, irrigation fittings, insect net, water filter
Irrigation system included?
Cost per square meter
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
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
It is designed to house up to 600 plants and ensure maximum use of the land under cover
Vetted Performance Status
There are no safety risks associated with the use of the greenhouse
Complementary Technical Systems
Tthe Farmshield™ sensors must be purchased separately to monitor the greenhouse and automate irrigation
Academic Research and References
Le, T. D., Ponnambalam, V. R., Gjevestad, J. G., and From, P. J., 2020, A low?cost and efficient autonomous row?following robot for food production in polytunnels. Journal of Field Robotics, 37(2), pp 309-321.
Zivanovic, B., Vidovic, M., Komic, S. M., Jovanovic, L., Kolarz, P., Morina, F., and Jovanovic, S. V., 2017, Contents of phenolics and carotenoids in tomato grown under polytunnels with different UV-transmission rates. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 41(2), pp 113-120.
Compliance with regulations
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