BACKGROUND

The Background Of Our Product

Over the past few years, there has been a rapidly growing demand for nutritious, safe and affordable food in the urban areas due to the fast growing food-conscious urban population. As of 2017, over 34% of total Tanzania population live in the urban areas, depending on food from the rural areas where smallholder farmers produce more than 90% of the food consumed in the country through rain fed agriculture. Unfortunately, detrimental climate change effects are limiting farmers’ ability to produce enough for themselves and extra to sell to the rapidly growing urban population.

In 2018, AgriTechs Company Limited took this as a business opportunity and started to explore and customize hydroponics to build what we call smart hydroponics. Smart hydroponics is a combination of soilless farming and Internet of Things technology. It enables farming on small spaces with up to 300% yield increase, reduces water use by 90% and saves hundreds of hours that could be used to monitor the farm manually through irrigation automation, remote and real time monitoring of the farm through our mobile phone application.

The product targets individuals and organizations who wish to practice climate-smart farming, who want to grow more by using less space, less water and less time -at both household and commercial scale, in the rural and urban areas.

What we do

Smart Hydroponics, A Soil-less Farming System

Smart hydroponics is a combination of soilless farming and Internet of Things technology. It enables farming on small spaces with up to 300% yield increase, reduces water use by 90% and saves hundreds of hours that could be used to monitor the farm manually through irrigation automation, remote and real time monitoring of the farm through our mobile phone application.

What you can grow with Smart Hydroponics

Leafy Greens

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Swiss chard
  • Green Beans
  • Spring Onions
  • Herbs

  • Kale
  • Sage
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Coriander
  • Rosemary
  • Vine Crops

  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Features

    Smart Hydroponics Features

    Monitoring

    We offer Monitoring services through your smartphone and computer

    Automation

    Let your system take care of things as you wait for your yield!

    Portable System

    Grow your lettuce on your balcony with our portable hydroponics systems

    Why Smart Hydroponics

    Activity Traditional Greenhouse Smart Hydroponics
    Growth Process 60 days 50 days 45 days  
    Crops per Square Meter 16 25 40+  
    Crop Circle Seasonal Seasonal 365 days  
    Water Usage 50L 25L 5L  
    Pesticide/Herbicide Often Less Often Never  
    Location Open Field Open Field Anywhere  
    Post-Harvest Loss High Medium Low  
    Management Precision Low Medium Very high  
    Market Value Low Medium Very high  

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