Commercial greenhouse farming has gained popularity in Kenya agriculture and already it is a serious business for those who want to make millions or simply love the idea of growing plants in greenhouses or are looking for a change of profession. Many like the idea of getting seasonal produce and their own food supply all year round with the help of a greenhouse project. Popularizing modern farming techniques with the assistance of the good quality greenhouse materials is very much encouraged in Kenya. After all, this is a country where agriculture is one of the easy means of wealth creation.
Today, the greenhouse project is getting highly popularized, what with modern farming techniques. It is getting encouraged and taken to masses with the help of masses, finance, agro-support and market. The key is to make sure that the business is profitable, and the farmers succeed. The provision and construction of affordable and cheap greenhouses for farming are being encouraged. However, the final costs of greenhouses in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda will depend on the proximity of materials.
The greenhouse technology has really taken roots in Kenya in a big way. Kentia has already stated the greenhouse production of tomatoes in a big way, hoping that the popular vegetable becomes available at affordable prices throughout the year. The production of tomatoes in the greenhouse is coming along fast, and the horticulture program is aided by the United States Agency. Most tomatoes in Kenya will be under greenhouses.
Before initiating a greenhouse project, one must research and study carefully as to which crops they plan to grow in their greenhouse. They should grow vegetables that are not available in their local area at certain times of the year so as to maximize profits. The greenhouse structure and facilities allow the farmers to grow crops any time of the year irrespective of the climate and weather conditions of the particular area. This is certainly a significant advantage when it comes to getting a seasonal and fresh vegetable in your area at any time of the year.
Most farmers in East Africa have taken all measures to avail best greenhouse projects, which are especially suitable for the African environment. Costs and prices for buying a greenhouse will vary and depend on the sizes as well as the quality of the greenhouse.
There are different areas of the county carrying diverse weather conditions. The farmers must focus on their needs, budget and consider climate when starting a greenhouse project. The North Eastern or Coastal hot areas a different kind of greenhouse and its cover as compared to the central Kenya. The hot climate areas need specially designed covers and proper ventilation to allow hot air out and offer the plants a stable environment to grow.
The Amiran Farmers Kit is suitable for a land size for up to as little as 1/8th of an acre, and can easily meet the needs of a small plot measuring 500 square meters. Depending on market prices, the farmers can easily make between Sh250,000 and Sh380,000.