Simple Drip Irrigation In Kenya

Simple drip irrigation in Kenya is a system by Grekkon Limited for small farms, or urban plots. They are for subsistence vegetable production, common as kitchen gardens. This drip irrigation system in Kenya operate by gravity flow of water from a raised water tank. Common vegetables are; cabbage, tomato, capsicum, chilies, pumpkin, butternut, kales, collards, onion, garlic, and spinach. Others are traditional African vegetables such as; terere, blacknight shade, murenda and so on. Other crops are fruits such as; water melon, pawpaw, passion, banana, tree tomato/ tamarillo, and strawberry. Or spices such as; rosemary, lemon grass, citronella, geraniums, and mint

How do you set up simple drip irrigation in Kenya?

  1. Add a tank connector to the water tank
  2. Join the tank connector to a female adaptor
  3. Connect a 32mm HDPE pipe to the female adaptor
  4. Add a control valve with 32mm water filter on one side, and male adaptors on the other side
  5. Have an elbow at the edge where the HDPE pipes drops down, and another one at the point where it touches the ground
  6. Connect your drip irrigation tapes to this HDPE line

 

Price of simple drip irrigation in Kenya; 2 row vegetables

Acreage
Size in Meters Square
Price in KES
Kadogo drip kit 50 to 200 KES 3,500
1/8th acre 506 KES 17,500
1/4 acre 1,024 KES 33,000

 

Drip fittings (16mm) to add

I. Vegetables

a. Off-takes. From the 32mm PE pipe to the drip line. Your drip emitter spacing is 15cm, or 20cm, or 30cm

b. Rubbers. They prevent leakage between at the point of off-take and HDPE pipe connection

c. Drip to drips. They connect one drip line to the other if here is damage on the line

d. End caps. They are plugged at the end of the drip line to keep in water

 

II. Fruits

i. Starter connector. It connects the 32mm PE pipe to the 16mm HDPE line. Your drip emitter spacing is 15cm, or 20cm, or 30cm

ii. Button drips. They evacuate water from the 16mm HDPE pipe to the plant base

iii. End lines. They are plugged at the end of the 16mm HDPE line to keep in water

iv. PE to PEs. They connect one HDPE line to the other if here is damage on the line

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Established in 2017, Grekkon Limited is a Kenyan agribusiness company. It specialises in the provision of; - Irrigation systems - Greenhouse construction - Dam liners installation - Water pumps - Solar dryers construction - Agriculture nets - Borehole drilling The company has operations offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

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