Updated on September 4, 2020


Created on August 24, 2017

Kadogo Greenhouse

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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

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Product Description

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

Manufacturing/Building Method

The greenhouse is constructed on site and the dimensions can vary according to a farmer's needs

Intellectural Property Type

Trade Secret

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?


Monitoring system?

Cost per square meter


Plant capacity

Design Specifications

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.

Technical Support

Illuminum Greenhouses™ Technology provides technical support

Replacement Components

Replaceable components include insect net and timber structure


5-10 years

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


Other Information

Illuminum Greenhouses Facebook page

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