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Green House Farming: The facts and the figures

Tupike Magazine – March 2011

By Catherine Muraguri

Cost and Equipment

The smallest greenhouse should be 8m x 15m, wooden and costs from Ksh. 100, 000 to put up. This includes the green house structure, drip irrigation system and a tank to provide water. The cost of seedlings, maintenance costs that include payments to agronomists, supervisors and farm hands are not included. Of critical concern is the source of water. As this issue goes to press, the La Nina phenomenon continues to bite in Kenya and drought has set in.

Tunnels are small green houses and cover a small area, a 1/4 acre and below. Larger green houses cover a 1/4  and above. There are two main types of green houses, based on structure: simple tunnels which use fabricated wood and the farmer purchases polythene bags.

The metallic green houses are manufactured by suppliers who are available locally. The suppliers set up the greenhouse structures for the farmer.

Wooden greenhouses last for about two years after which one has to build a new one due to the wear and tear of the wooden poles. The farmer also has to guard against termites which means the wood has to be treated.

Mr. Gilbert Towett of AGRO Nurseries says the metallic structures are better as they last up to 10 years; only the polythene which is a self regulator, has to be replaced. Before planting any type of crop in a green house, it is prudent to consult an agronomist or soil expert who will advice on the type of soil to plant a particular crop. For example, tomatoes thrive in non-acidic soil with lots of manure and fertilizer. Water also has to be tested so the farmer may clear it of any organisms that may negatively affect the crop.

The obvious major disadvantage of green housing is the prohibitive cost, unaffordable to many Kenyans who live on less than Ksh.100 a day; so green house is for the middle class and wealthy. However there are financial institutions that can provide loans with repayment options. Green housing is labour intensive requiring to spend a significant amount of time tending to the crops. For greenhouse to succeed, one needs the advice of a specialist thus you will have to dig deeper into pocket.

Strategic Farming

Greenhouse farming is practiced all year round therefore the farmer has to know when to plant and harvest his crops for maximum gains. When there is a shortage of a particular crop in the market, the farmer can gain huge profits when selling his produce.

A Side Hassle?

Young urbane Kenyans ask if green house farming can be a side hassle. Mr. Sam Gathigi of Gramonra Gardens thinks it’s possible. “You will not be at your green house all the time so train someone on how to run your green house and you will be fine,” he says. However, you have to take overall charge and care of your green house or you will loose your investment.

Since it is mainly horticultural crops that can be grown in a green house, the profits from green house farming can be used for conventional farming; for example the profits gotten from planning peppers or tomatoes can be used to grow maize and beans. The proceeds also improve purchasing power, thereby improving the standards of living of the farmer.

One of the key pillars of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is the eradication of extreme poverty and enhancing food security. Kenya is one of the countries that is termed as a water scarce nation. Rainfall has continued to diminish and it is now unpredictable to know when the country will have sufficient rainfall for crops that will be enough to carry its citizenry to harvest time.

Kenya’s Middle Class

Green House farming has been touted as an activity that will aid he country attain food sufficiency thereby playing a part in solving Kenya’s persistent food problems. The midddle class can afford to put 2 or more green houses and market the crops grown.

Mr Gathigi, who runs the Rural-Urbanite program on his farm that has several green houses says that with the advent of Rural Urban migration, green housing also brings families together. “People can farm as a family. You do not have to subdivide land. Have a greenhouse, sell the proceeds and then invest in another green house,” he says. This brings families closer together as they work and till the ground together.

“Green housing is a hobby which if well taken care of can bring in good money.   “You don’t have to go to Mashambani to farm, it can be done right here in the city”, he adds emphatically. Since green house farming requires little space, it can be done by people coming in from the rural areas to the cities.

As much as it is capital intensive, Greenhousing is creating employment in hitherto undesirable jobs. A few years ago, being an agronomist or agricultural officer was seen as a lucklustre career. Actually it was discouraged to study these courses. Nowadays, they are needed to provide advice to up coming farmers on the suitability of soil to plant crops

For more information, contact:

Sam Gathigi – www.gramonragardens.com

Gilbert Towett, AGRO Nurseries, 020-2434576 – Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture

  • http://www.synenta.co.ke Daniel mugo

    Am an agronomist currently working with syngenta East Africa ltd.Am currently located at Nyeri Narumoru and Nanyuki area with many around 60 farmers with Greenhouses and oher more to construct.As a Syngenta we have a greenhouse tomato colled TYLKA F1Please call me for more information.

    • githinji ndung’u

      i have a 6 acre piece of land in Nyeri and i am contemplating starting green house farming as a side business. however i don’t know the logistics of it all; i was informed that first i need to have the soil tested so that i can determine the suitable crop to plant. am also not conversant with the cost of putting up a greenhouse and for maintaining one..could you kindly advice me on everything pertaining to greenhouse farming in nyeri.

      • Joram kirira

        Hello Githinji we offer extension services in Nyeri and we can provide you with the logistics you need and help you practice farming profitably.We can be reached on 0727526415.Thanks

    • Anonymous

      Daniel,

      what are your contacts please?

    • ann karani

      your contacts please.

  • Charles

    I sell and instal metallic greenhouses of different sizes at very affordable prices if you are interested in owning a greenhouse contact me on 0726776235.

    • http://www.shwenshi.com kim

      we are professional supplier for greenhouse in china, hope coopeation with you!

      b.regards
      kim

      • esther

        Hi. I work for an organization and i would like to know the various sizes that you sell and the cost if possible send me a photo with all dimensions wont mind sending you clients if your work is quality.

      • William Malavu

        Hi Kim,
        Am based in Uganda Kampala, and interested in greenhouse (complete kit).
        Please furnish me with your various sizes and costs.

        Awaiting your response.

        William

        • http://www.rise.wajuzi.com Tim Njuguna

          Hello William,
          We have done several projects in Uganda – Mukono area and Jinja and would like to get in touch with you.
          Please drop us an email and we can pick up this conversation to get you on track with the greenhouse farming. Thank you

        • Clifton Opala

          Hi William,
          You can also get in touch with me on 0721-681943 or operations.ace@gmail.com. I can assist you with your project. All the best.l
          Clifton

      • roger

        We are interested in greenhouse farming. we are in nigeria. let me know

    • githinji ndung’u

      i am shopping around for the best deal of putting up an effecient greenhouse in Nyeri..could you please quote and email me your prices with the various sizes of the greenhouses.
      much appreciated.

    • Njue Nyaga

      Hi Charles,

      I got in touch with you on your mobile on Friday and further sent you my email address for more info. Please am waiting for this info for the next step in business.

      Thanks and hope to get the info soonest

    • Anonymous

      Do you install too. I have a half an acre please can I get the quotation of complete set up.

      • http://www.rise.wajuzi.com Tim Njuguna

        Hello,
        We are a greenhouse installation and management company based in Ruiru. We have done many projects in different parts of the country as well as Uganda. Please drop us an email and we would be happy to send you a quotation.
        Our packages are all inclusive – from soil/water testing, construction, irrigation ad subsequent management of the crop until you start harvesting. We will also work with you to get your produce to the market.
        Thanks, Tim Njuguna 0728-333061

  • Robert Nyakoye

    Good work. Am interested. How do i get ur contacts so that we can delve more into this business?

    • charles

      hi robert
      please contact me on 0726776235 we discuss more on how you can acquire you own metallic greenhouse.
      Thanks.

  • John

    Hello,
    I am in the process of setting up a farming venture in Kisumu and would like to get technical assistance in terms of seeting up gresn houses for pepper and tomatoes , kindly give me your contacts for further discussions

    • http://underconstruction Clifton

      I can assist with information on costs of putting up and running a greenhouse. Besides greenhouse farming we also encourage open field drip irrigation and cultivation under shade net for crops that require cooler temperatures. Contact me for more information on 0721-681943

    • http://www.rise.wajuzi.com Tim Njuguna

      Hello,
      We are a greenhouse installation and management company based in Ruiru. We have done many projects in different parts of the country as well as Uganda. Please drop us an email and we would be happy to send you a quotation.
      Our packages are all inclusive – from soil/water testing, construction, irrigation ad subsequent management of the crop until you start harvesting. We will also work with you to get your produce to the market.
      Thanks, Tim Njuguna 0728-333061

      • Rafael

        Hi Tim,
        Please drop me a quotation for the green houses you construct & the services you offer. I am interested in this mode of farming. Regards.

  • mayaka sam

    I have learnt a lot about the the green houses and i have real liked it keep on up dating us. thank you.

  • Dorothy

    This is great info! I am looking for a supplier of a green house and that’s how i ended up here. Thank you!

    • charles

      hi dorothy
      hope you are still interested in greenhouse farming and to that effect please contact me on 0726776235 we discuss more on the project.
      Regards.

    • http://www.rise.wajuzi.com Tim Njuguna

      Hello,
      We are a greenhouse installation and management company based in Ruiru. We have done many projects in different parts of the country. Please drop us an email and we would be happy to send you a quotation.
      Our packages are all inclusive – from soil/water testing, construction, irrigation ad subsequent management of the crop until you start harvesting. We will also work with you to get your produce to the market.
      Thanks, Tim Njuguna 0728-333061

      • humphrey munene

        pls give me a quote for a 8m*15m and 8m*30m. am from meru
        thanks

        • Affordable Greenhouse

          Hello Humphrey,
          Kindly send me an email and I will provide you with all the info you need to get started. Thanks,
          affordablegreenhouse@gmail.com

      • tahaa

        Tim, i am interested in setting up one. get back to me asap. thanks

        • Affordable Greenhouse

          Hello there,
          Kindly provide me with your email address and I will furnish you with all the info you need to get started on your project.
          affordablegreenhouse@@gmail:disqus.com

  • Lilian

    Hi,
    I am interested in setting up a greenhouse in Ngong for vegetable production. please advice me

  • leo Kiongo

    i would like to set up my greenhouse somewhere in Kiambu. is there any specialist around who can assist me in identifying the best crop for my soil and also setting up the greenhouse?

    • charles

      hi leo
      before we instal the greenhouse we do soil testing to determine whether your soil is suitable for tomato farming but from experience am sure your locality supports tomatoes pretty well.
      Please contact me on 0726776235 we discuss more.
      Thanks

    • http://www.rise.wajuzi.com Tim Njuguna

      Hello Leo,
      We are a greenhouse installation and management company based in Ruiru. We have done many projects in different parts of the country. Please drop us an email and we would be happy to send you a quotation.
      Our packages are all inclusive – from soil/water testing, construction, irrigation ad subsequent management of the crop until you start harvesting. We will also work with you to get your produce to the market.
      Thanks, Tim Njuguna 0728-333061

      • Chebiijc

        please send your quotations to me. Ihave an 1/8 acre plot to do greenhouse farming in Syokimau.

  • charles

    hi Lilian
    greenhouse farming is the way to go as you will have all year supply of your vegetables since you won’t be relying on rainfall and also there is economical use of land and water to produce different vegetables.to this end we have greenhouses of different sizes to fit your needs.
    Please contact me on 0726776235 we discuss more.
    Thanks

  • Onsongo

    Hi I just happened to open this website because I have a lot of interest in starting a green house in Kisii. I was curious on where you market your produce?

  • Belina Shisia

    Would like to start green house farming in Kakamega. My land is next to a river. Can onions be grown in a green house?

    Belina Shisia

  • sally mubatsi

    i wud like to start green house farming i have a plot which is idle in kitengela please email me infor and articles on this

  • http://n/a joseph maina

    how can you utilize salty water for greenhouse farming or even the normal farming.

  • ENOCK

    I would like to know if other food crops can be planted in a greenhouse or it is the ones listed here.Also what are some of the other disadvantages and advantages of greenhouse farming.

    • http://Underconstruction Clifton Opala

      Anything can grow in a greenhouse although crops that require cool temperatures may not do too well in greenhouses. What you need to consider is the profitability of the crop you intend to grow vis-vis your investment. Highly profitable indeterminate crops are preferred. Contact me for more info on operations.ace@gmail.com or 0721-681943

  • gathogo nduati

    i am exploring greenhouse farming in mombasa (likoni/mazeras). would appreciate to know if there are suppliers and extension officers in msa to discuss details.

  • wainaina

    @Sally. I have a greenhouse here at kitengela. when do you intend to construct.i know a Guy who can assist in construction and marketing. jwainaina36@yahoo.com

  • David

    Hi i’ve already set up a greenhouse for tomatoes,cucumbers and hoho(yellow and red ones) in kiserian,any advice about the economics of market before they mature in 4 weeks time can be emailed to me or thro 0705128504

  • Kennedy Azenga

    I’m based in kakamega and I’m assistance lead greenhouse advisor _ western region. Get to me for all you greenhouse needs.
    0729716342
    email: azenga6@gmail.com
    azengaa@yahoo.com

  • Yussuf Haji

    Hallo,

    I am starting a greenhouse next month near Loitoktok, i have been adviced well by some experts at KARI and the most important thing is water. There are three guys who can help alot, two in KARI and one who sets up greenhouses and works in the field always.

    • Anonymous

      Hi Yussuf, I’m also interested in greenhouse farming but I need some guidance from someone with experienc. Do you mind giving me your contacts so I can keep in touch?

  • Dekok Oremo

    i have a huge intest in green hs farming. i intend to set it up in nyakach area nyando kisumu conty.i need the necesary info about tomato n onion farming n marketing. who can suplly me with the farm n at what range in prices?. dikoremo@gmail.com 0721954093

  • Siele

    Iam siele and i am interested in starting one one in litein kericho,how can i go about it.contact me through 0722489476 or vinnymania2005@yahoo.com

  • Abubakar Mohamed

    Hi,

    I work for a microp finance company and we are looking @ the possibility of funding green house farmings on loans to farmers interested and who can later repay back the loans in the Mombasa region. I have been reading alot on the net on the same but would appreciate more details especially figures, requirements and ‘how to’. molami@yahoo.com

    Kindly get back to me and any information provided will be much appreciated.

  • Benard Reson

    am planning to start a green house for tomatoes and green vegetables.i need to know how much it cost to put up a metallic green house.

    • http://Underconstruction Clifton Opala

      email me on operations.ace@gmail.com and I’ll send you some information.

      Regds,
      Clifton

    • http://www.rise.wajuzi.com Tim Njuguna

      Hello,
      We are a greenhouse installation and management company based in Ruiru. We have done many projects in different parts of the country. Please drop us an email and we would be happy to send you a quotation.
      Our packages are all inclusive – from soil/water testing, construction, irrigation ad subsequent management of the crop until you start harvesting. We will also work with you to get your produce to the market.
      Thanks, Tim Njuguna 0728-333061 Email: affordablegreenhouse@gmail.com

  • Esther

    Hi,
    I would like to get a quotation on different sizes of green houses that you have.

    Best regards,
    Esther

  • Martin

    Does anyone know anything about Growing Onions in Large Scale …Maybe One Acre,i really need assistance from someone especially from Nyeri Kieni area,or anywhere that onions grows.
    Please contact me email effectivecar@yahoo.com Mobile 0720233787

    • http://Underconstruction Clifton Opala

      Hi Martin,

      You are on to a good idea. Onions can be quite profitable. I suggest you grow under irrigation to avoid losses during dry spells. Contact me on 0721-681943 or operations.ace@gmail.com for more information.

      Regards,
      Clifton

  • Rachel Wafula

    Kindly let me have a quotation on the different sizes of green houses that you have -a complete kit plus installation.

  • http://gmail Mesfin

    You are on to a good idea. vegetables can be quite profitable. I suggest you grow under irrigation to avoid losses during dry by green houses . am from Ethiopia , Adama university lecturer

  • Johnstone

    I hve instaled greenhouse in litein but its a wooden type and would like to instale a metalic one any info on dealers within contact me on 0713988622

  • jacinta

    i would like to invest on green houses at embu but the challenge is i have little knowledge on the same ,need more info i will appreciate and for onions farming still need advice thanks.

  • jacinta

    contact 0720812511

  • Richard

    we could like to establish a greenhouse at Runda. Need some information. 0723917374

  • Augustin

    am planning to start a greenhouse in Bujumbura Burundi for tomatoes, onions and green vegetables.i need to know how much it cost to put up a metallic greenhouse and i need more information on greenhouse management and marketing. My email address: jendimita@yahoo.co.uk

    • http://gmail.com Joel

      Hi,

      I am interested in green house farming. Is there an organization that can offer loans to farmers who are interested in green house farming around Litein?. Any information provided will be much appreciated.My email address: biijoelkipkirui@gmail.com

  • Alphrine

    hi charles tried calling you but your line couldn’t go through, i have a green house structure, but it got destroyed and my produce dint do well due to lack of enough training, i need an expert to help me restructure it again, an advise me on what to do.

    • http://www.rise.wajuzi.com Tim Njuguna

      Hello,
      We are a greenhouse installation and management company based in Ruiru. We have done many projects in different parts of the country. Please drop us an email and we would be happy to send you a quotation. email: affordablegreenhosue@gmail.com

      Our packages are all inclusive – from soil/water testing, training, construction, irrigation ad subsequent management of the crop until you start harvesting. We will also work with you to get your produce to the market.
      Thanks, Tim Njuguna 0728-333061

    • Clifton Opala

       Hi Alphrine,
      You can contact me on 0721-681943 or operations.ace@gmail.com. I will advice you on how to re-start your project. We also do training on greenhouse production and management. All the best, Clifton

  • Samuel Kimata

    Hi. I have a plot in ruai and would like to do greenhouse farming there. Is there a firm that can finance the purchase or can lease it to me. Contact Samuel 0722354619/0770298130

  • Emily

    Hi. Interested in starting green house farming in the nyayo tea zones in Meru..Advice, quotations,more please.. 0722 678622

  • Isaya

    diembsons3@yahoo. Please can you give me a quotation for I have 1/2 an acre in Kisumu. I mean complete set up.

    • http://www.rise.wajuzi.com Tim Njuguna

      Hello Isaya,
      Please check your email. I have sent you a quotation for the requested greenhouses. Thank you.
      Tim N.
      Affordable Greenhouses
      0728-333 061

      • Albert

        Hi,My name is Albert.Kindly let me have a quotation on the different sizes and types of green houses that you have (complete kit plus installation.)Thak you

        • Clifton Opala

          Hi Albert,
          Please get in touch with me on 0721-681943 or operations.ace @gmail:twitter .com. I will give you a quotation and further details on how to implement your project.
          All the best.

  • Clifton Opala

    Hi All,

    I have received several inquiries from contacts on this site on how to control heat in a greenhouse. Most people are experiencing flower abortion/blossom drop as a result of the excess heat we are currently experiencing. Of course the first step is to choose a good greenhouse model but that’s assuming you have not constructed already. A good tunnel should facilitate good air circulation.It should have adequate ventilation to allow hot air to move out of the greenhouse and cool air in. Then you have to space your crops properly. Do not overpopulate. Adequate water should also be provided during the hot seasons. Finally there are products that can be painted on the greenhouse polythene to reduce heat. They last for between three to six months and can be very useful in getting you through the hot seasons. Contact me for more details.
    email: operations.ace@gmail.com
    cell:0721-681943

  • Nyanza

    Hi I want to built a green house in Nyanza need more advice please

    • http://www.rise.wajuzi.com Tim Njuguna

      Hi
      We are a greenhouse installation and management company based in Ruiru. We have done many projects in different parts of the country. Please drop us an email and we would be happy to send you a quotation.
      Our packages are all inclusive – from soil/water testing, construction, irrigation and subsequent management of the crop until you start harvesting. We will also work with you to link your produce to the market.
      Thanks, Tim Njuguna 0728-333061 Email: affordablegreenhouse@gmail.com

      • Purity

        Hi, i am interested in venturing into greenhouse farming and would like to get a quotation of installation of 8 by 15 metres greenhouse in Embu county. please send it through my email address puriwaja@yahoo.com.
        @yahoo:disqus thank you.

    • Clifton Opala

      Hi,

      You can contact me for details. You can also register and attend one of our training sessions. The sessions are held on site and give trainees a first hand experience on greenhouse cultivation, production under shade net and open field drip irrigation. The next training session will be held in Nairobi in Karen on 10th Saturday March 2012 from 2pm to 6pm. It will involve both theory and field demos. Karibu. Please book early as we have limited spaces left. For more details contact me on:
      Cell:0721-681943
      Email:operations.ace@gmail.com

      Thank you

      • Jdmatovu

        Hi do you have any office in Uganda-Kampala city?

    • symon

      I rightly so believe that greenhouse technology success in kenya is more overated and its failling rarely highlighted. If you want to grow tomatoes, lets partner and grow on open field. I am a guru there.
      0712008795

      • Clifton

        Hi Symon,

        Greenhouse production has its challenges but so does open field.If the approach is right, the benefits far outweigh the challenges. However, it is important to get complete and accurate information before starting your greenhouse project especially because it is a capital intensive venture. We do monthly training on Greenhouse Vegetable Production and Drip Irrigation and this Saturday (14th July) we will be in Kileleshwa where we shall actually be paying special attention to the challenges of greenhouse production. For details contact me on 0721-681943 or operations.ace@gmail.com

        • Symonopiyo

          Hi Cliff,

          I feel honoured by your response. I actually believe greenhouse technology still presents some degree of success in growing quality tomatoes especially in the colder regions of the country. But I also have to stress on the need of continued training to prospective farmers in hygiene for its sustainability. Equally premised on my knowledge and experience on both field and greenhouse modes of growing tomatoes, I trust that with near equal maintainance and hygiene practices, field growing presents even better chances of successfully growing tomatoes for those who may not be able to raise the innitial exobitant costs. If it wont hurt maybe you can intergrate my services in your activities. I can be reached at 0712008795 or symonopiyo@gmail.com

          • Clifton Opala

             Hi Symon,

            Regrettably we were not able to meet today but at least you were able to see my work in Kileleshwa. I am sure you now concur that if greenhouse production is done right you can’t quite compare the output with open field growing. You are right however when you say that one can start small with open field farming (with or without drips) and then build capital and experience progressively to venture into greenhouse production. I also do and actually encourage open field drip irrigation not just for tomatoes but for all crops. Next time you are in Nairobi please contact me so you can see for yourself. I’ll be planting soon probably a relatively new semi-determinate variety; just a small section. September training will be held on that farm.
            Cheerz my friend. Your enthusiasm rocks!

  • Clifton Opala

    Training by Ace Intergrated Services
    Hi All,

    Please welcome to our next training session on greenhouse production and management.The sessions are held on site and give trainees a first hand experience on greenhouse cultivation, production under shade net and open field drip irrigation. The next training session will be held in Nairobi in Karen on 10th Saturday March 2012 from 2pm to 6pm. It will involve both theory and field demos. Karibu. Please book early as we have limited spaces left. For more details contact me on:
    Cell:0721-681943
    Email:operations.ace@gmail.com

    Thank you

  • Kennedy

    Hello,
    can we get any GH experts down here in the South Rift, Bomet-Narok area? We’l appreciate very much…..

  • Antony ngure

    Hello,am urgenty looking for an advisor in greenhouse organic tomatoes and agronomist.located within the nairobi area.0753186883.enviro.ngure@gmail.com

  • evelyne jelagat

    Hi,
    am in Eldoret and would like to put up a green house in my small plot. How can i go about it?

    • Affordablegreenhouse

      Hello,
      We are a greenhouse installation and management company based
      in Ruiru. We have done many projects in different parts of the country with our latest being in Kisumu City.
      Please drop us an email and we would be happy to send you a quotation.
      Our
      packages are all inclusive – from soil/water testing, construction,
      irrigation and we can also offer management of the crop until you start
      harvesting. In most cases we will work with you to get your produce to the
      market.
      Thanks, Tim Njuguna 0728-333061
      Email: affordablegreenhouse@gmail.com

  • Natasha

    What’s the deal with organic farming under a greenhouse? Is it possible? Like completely??

    • Clifton Opala

       It is but it is very very difficult. Even the most experienced organic growers sometimes have to resort to agrochemicals to save their crops. But yes its possible though information is very scarce

  • Affordable Greenhouse

    There is a lot of misleading information being passed on to farmers by people that want to make a quick buck and leave you to your troubles. Case in point, I visited a site in Kisumu last week where this poor CBO had hired someone to construct a greenhouse for them. What they were given cannot be considered a greenhouse at all and I felt really bad breaking the news to the farmers that they had been ripped off their hard-earned money. The “greenhouse” was just a piece of polythene on some crooked sticks! There was hardly any ventilation and the temperature inside the greenhouse was over 35 degrees at 9AM! As soon as you walk in, you start sweating.Please take the time to ask the right questions before you hire someone to construct a greenhouse for you. If you are shelling over 100K for an investment it doesn’t hurt to ask a few questions!

  • Clifton Opala

    Training by Ace Intergrated Services.

    I would like to thank those who attended our last training session on greenhouse production and
    management most sincerely. A majority of participants had actually linked with me via this interactive site. I hope you found the training useful.
    To those who missed March training, please welcome to the next training session .The sessions are held on site and give trainees a first hand
    experience on greenhouse cultivation, production under shade net and
    open field drip irrigation. The next session will be held in
    Nairobi in Karen on 14th Saturday April 2012 from 1pm to 6pm. It will
    involve both theory and field demos. Karibu. Please book early as we
    have limited spaces. For more details contact me on:
    Cell:0721-681943
    Email:operations.ace@gmail.com

    • kigera

      where exactly in Karen.. I would like to attend the session.. i’m new to this site and i think it will be very helpful.

  • Steve_makori

    hi am intending to do green house farming in lamu. anyone who can help i need to get a quotation for the full package contact phone 0723282454

  • Maduncan2005

    Hi, thanks alot for the valuable information, am intending to do greenhouse farming in Bondo, … tomatoes, kales and onions, … any contact in the region who can give me details on quatation and may be setting up the structures? call 0723 265 556

    • Affordable Greenhouse

      Hello,
      We have done many projects around the country including some in Kisumu City and Nyallenda. We can therefore undertake yours in Bondo with no issue
      Please  us an email and we would be happy to send you a quotation.
      Our packages are all inclusive – from soil/water testing, construction,
      irrigation and planting of the first crop. We can also offer management of the crop until you start harvesting. In most cases we will work with you to get your produce to the market.

      Let’s talk when you have a chance.
      Thanks, Tim Njuguna 0728-333061
      Email: affordablegreenhouse@gmail.com

  • kigera

    I am a resident of Nairobi and about to clear college. i would like to set up greenhouses in Meru where my parents stay. labor and management personnel is not an issue plus my mom who is an experienced farmer is going to oversee the project. i would like to know what type of plants i can grow in the greenhouse and whether there are any agricultural experts or professional persons who offer such services i can get from the region seeing as it is costly and may be inconvenient to get an expert from Nairobi or other regions. my no is 0723723009.

  • Clifton Opala

    Hi All,

    Another month, another opportunity for training for those who missed Marc and April Training. The next one will be on the 12th Of May from 1pm. Arrival and registration is from 12:30pm. For more details on how to book, contact me on operations.ace@gmail:disqus .com or call/text 0721-681943. Karibuni and get hands on experience as you prepare to jump into the exciting world of greenhouse and irrigation production.Have a great weekend.

  • Clifton

    Thank you for attending training yesterday at Karen Sani Gardens on Greenhouse Vegetable production and Management and Drip Irrigation. For those who have been wondering ”why farm under a greenhouse?’ you must have seen the difference. While the rain has destroyed all open field crops, those in the greenhouse remain intact and are still thriving. The next training will be on the 9th of June at the same venue. For bookings contact me on 0721-681943 or email owclifton @gmail:disqus .com.
    Karibuni
    CLIFTON

  • Veblaque

    I am interested in setting up in South Sudan,
    obviously logistics is a big factor… any advice?
     

    • Clifton Opala

      The logistical challenge can be overcome. Contact me directly by email so we can chart a way forward.

  • Njoroge

    Hi,

    I am looking for a good and reliable agronomist. Can you suggets anyone? We operate from the Kikuyu and Kinangop areas.

  • Linda

    Hi Clifton Opala,

    My name is Linda and i am interested in joining the Green House Farming Training, I just want to ask, 

    (1) What is need for someone to join?
    (2) How can one register?
    (3) How long is the training?
    (4) How much is it for the training?

    Please feel free by Emailing me at: lynsamb@gmail.com

  • Makuminjubi

    I am interested with the training. When is the next training scheduled to take place?
    makuminjubi@yahoo.com

    • Clifton Opala

      Training is held every second Saturday of the month. The next one will be on the 11th of August in Kileleshwa from 12:30pm. Contact me directly for details on operations.ace@gmail.com or call/text +254 721681943. Focus remains on challenges of greenhouse farming and how to overcome them, interesting info on Bacterial wilt…..Karibuni

  • kimanthi kimotho

    when is the next green house training
     

    • Clifton Opala

      Every second Saturday of the month. Next one on 11th August from 12:30pm. Theme: ‘Challenges of Greenhouse Farming and how to overcome them’. Karibuni. To book send an email to operations.ace@gmail.com for details on how to attend. You can also contact me on cell no: +254 721681943

  • Clifton Opala

    This Saturday we focus on the challenges of greenhouse production. Karibuni to our monthly training on Greenhouse Vegetable Production and Drip Irrigation Management. For details call Clifton on 0721-681943 or email operations.ace@gmail.com

  • hortitechno

    call: 0723053026 for greenhouse construction

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  • Evans Gikonyo 0722421915

    Hi I am interested in knowing more about the Green House Farming. From the information above you undertake training every second Saturday of the month, what i would like to know is the location of the training, cost and the time it takes. i have a land in Ruiru and some capital but would like to have more information.

  • henry

    hi i am henry from kilifi i want to put up a green house in kilifi Mombasa area kindly i want serious experts in this field with a renowned company.
    the company should be competitive in providing all the required materials to complete the greenhouse.
    my email is henry_nasora@yahoo.com, mobile No 0721725549

  • Esther

    Hi id like to construct a green house in Karatina, anyone who can give me some pointers and costs?

  • eliud

    hi my name is eliud i would like to invest on greenhouses in kitengela but am very green in these area

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