Greenhouse-in-a-Box is an available solution for low-income farmers, which has a modular construction that protects crops from harsh elements. In recent years, global warming has led to irreversible climate change. For example, in India, the average temperature has increased significantly, which adversely affects the agricultural industry. Such changes have also meant that many crops were damaged, and many small farms were bankrupt. It is also important to note that the series of farmers ' suicides in 2015 amounted to 8000 cases and one of the reasons was the climate changes.
In 2016 the spinoff Kheyti that created various techniques solutions for small farmers was founded. The company is engaged in the development and implementation of inexpensive technological solutions for small farmers to enhance productiveness and increase sales. This spinoff provides technology that accompanies the process of growing of agricultural crops from the beginning to the end.
Kheyti had developed a Greenhouse-in-a-box that is an inexpensive, modular hothouse bundled with a full set of services that uses 90% less water, accelerates the growth of crops in 7 times and gives farmers a sustainable dependable income. This construction takes approximately 2% of the average farm and has two levels of shade netting on the top, which reduces the temperature of the structure inside. The insect netting surrounding all walls decreases pest attacks by up to 90%. The spinoff works with high-quality seeds and manures.
Along with the ability of greenhouses to protect the culture from pests and floods, it can't cope with the whole range of economic and social problems faced by farmers, so spinoff provides and other services.
Kaushik Kappagantulu, co-founder Kheyti, said that if farmers will have only the greenhouse, but not seeds and fertilizers of good qualities it will not give a good result and they will return to the beginning of the cycle. If the farmers did not have sufficient training regarding how to manage the greenhouses or what to do with sick crops, or when farmers do not have funds for the installation of these greenhouses it will not lead to any result, so the spinoff provides it, according to Kappagantulu.
Methods that are used by this spinoff aim not only to increase productivity but also to provide a way out of poverty for farmers. Through seminars, market consultative systems and financial support measures, Kheyti aims to increase average income, to make farmers independent and to help to get a regular income.
At the moment spinoff work with 50 farms, but next year plans to increase this number to 300. In theory, a farmer should be able to get $100 per month and when the debt will be paid, a 100% increase of the income.