Updated on September 15, 2020

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Created on September 15, 2020

The Greenhouse Technology

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The Greenhouse Technology is a greenhouse structural framework designed for the propagation of vegetables, fruits, and seeds in Cameroon.

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Product Description

The Greenhouse Technology is a greenhouse constructed by Greenhouse Ventures for farmers in Cameroon and Africa. The greenhouse is constructed with a metal framework and covered with UV treated plastic and can be used to grow several vegetables, fruits, and seeds. The greenhouse does not come with any irrigation or heating system, but the company also sells a drip irrigation system.

Market Suggested Retail Price

$881.83

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturing/Building Method

The greenhouse is built on-site by the manufacturer.

Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

Users can purchase a greenhouse by contacting the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Size

8 x 15 m

Material of construction

Metal, UV treated plastic

Irrigation system included?

No

Monitoring system?

No

Cost per square meter

7.36 USD per square meter

Plant capacity

Unknown

Design Specifications

The greenhouse is built with a metal framework and covered with a UV treated plastic. The basic size for the greenhouse is 8 x 15 m but the manufacturer can also custom design greenhouses.

Technical Support

Technical support and training is provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

The UV treated plastic is replaceable.

Lifecycle

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer specifies that their greenhouse, when compared to outdoor farms, increases harvest area by up to 120%, can reduce growing time by up to 35%, provides optimum growth and crop yields, can grow crops year round, and offers a return on investment in under 18 months. The manufacturer also specifies that, when coupled with their drip irrigation systems, their greenhouse systems reduce water use by 45-75%.

Vetted Performance Status

The manufacturer has tested their greenhouses in different ecological zones in Cameroon.

Safety

No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

Greenhouse Ventures also manufactures a drip irrigation system and fertigation system. The manufacturer also sells growing mediums and seeds. The company also provides training, business services, and investment opportunities all related to greenhouse farming.

Academic Research and References

Czyzyk, K.A., Bement, S.T., Dawson, W.F. and Mehta, K., 2014, Quantifying water savings with greenhouse farmingIEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2014), pp. 325-332.

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

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