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2016

Hydroponics for urban low income groups, Kenya Making hydroponics affordable in Kenya

Kenya

Titre : Hydroponics for urban low income groups, Kenya Making hydroponics affordable in Kenya

Pays/Région : Kenya

Dates 03-Mar-2016 / 30-Sep-2017

Contexte
Hydroponics Kenya is a privately owned limited company pioneering hydroponic farming technology in East and Central Africa. We specialize in the manufacturing, installation and marketing of customized hydroponic fodder and vegetable systems to help small and medium holder farmers have access to a high quality, cost-effective and sustainable way of farming. Hydroponic farming entails growing crops using mineral nutrient solutions in water thus reducing the need for soil. Our modern and innovative farming technology is resilient to climate change, provides superior nutritional value and faster growth at limited cost of input. Since 2012, we have successfully sold over 500 greenhouse units, 700 hydroponic fodder systems and trained more than 5,200 people in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. We also offer training and demonstration of the hydroponic system at our office in Zambezi, Kikuyu, Kiambu County, Nairobi.

Résumé
We plan to design, install, maintain simplified hydroponics units of 6m by 2m hydro wall, 6m by 2m vertical pipe and 80 m-2 hydroponics and aquaponics units. Also learning how to develop and manufacture hydroponics and aquaponics unit locally is part of our project to ensure sustainability, this will enable us to test different techniques and decide which works best then upscale to other regions

Objectifs
Our main goal is achieving sustainable small and medium urban farming areas through access of quality , cost effective methods also we are targeting to achieve Enhanced household food security, Increased nutrition in diet, Fresher and healthier products, Enhanced local employment opportunities and more control over the food delivery chain.

Population cible
Small and medium urban farmers

Total Budget : 209,000 EUR

Présentation : Aqua for All

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