Cost of Drip Irrigation In Kenya
Grekkon Limited’s cost of drip irrigation in Kenya depends on; crop type, and drip pipe type. Our cost of drip system per acre covers;
- The tank connector or connection to the water source
- Filtration unit and accessories
- The main line, and fittings
- The sub-main line, and fittings
- Drip piping
A detailed cost breakdown is provided to clients in the form of a quote.
A. Cost of Drip Irrigation In Kenya by Crop Type
Crops such as sweet melons and water melons will have one drip line per bed installed. Two drip lines are done for cabbage, peppers, capsicum, tomato, and many other leafy vegetables. Three drip lines per bed is for; strawberry, French beans, onion, and herbs. The emitter spacing for each is; 30cm, 20cm/ 30cm, and 10cm/ 15cm for each respectively.
The table below provides our pricing model for vegetable crops. These one have a pre-perforated drip tape
||No of Drip Lines Per Bed
||Price in KES
|1 acre||1||KES 95,000|
|1 acre||2||KES 125,000|
|1 acre||3||KES 155,000|
B. Cost of Drip Irrigation In Kenya By Drip Pipe Type
i. Pre-perforated drip tapes are for vegetable crops. Their specs are; 16mm in diameter, 0.3mm or 0.4mm in thickness, and 1,000M long a roll. This is what goes in vegetable crops.
A 0.3mm drip tape is Kes 8,000 a roll. A 0.4mm drip tape is Kes8,500
ii. 16mm HDPE pipes work as drip lines in fruit trees, forestry, or on hedges. A button dripper is inserted at the base of the tree along this pipe. The cost per acre of a button drip irrigation system depends on the tree spacing. The closer the spacing, the more expensive it is. Our 16mm HDPE pipe specs are; 16mm in diameter, 0.8mm or 1mm in thickness, and 100M long a roll.