cocogrow; cocopeat processing

go soil-less.

Cocogrow uses a soil-less farming model using coco peat medium as a soil substitute for vegetable production.

Use Case

our growing medium is a multi-purpose agro input: coco peat is best applied in (i)mushroom production as a substrate (ii) soils infested with bacterial wilt, coco peat can be used to grow crops(iii) island developing states and desert environments where with rocky or sandy soils, coco peat grow bags can be used to produce crops

Potential

Most farms are abandoned due to pests and diseases, access to fresh vegetables in urban areas is becoming difficult. Land resource is also limited in major parts of the world with increasing population.soil-less cultivation encourages urban farming and vertical farming which increases output per unit area.

Business Case

our business modelYEAR 1- sale coco peat media (substrate packed in 5 kgs and 25kg bags)YEAR 2 -sale coco peat media and grow bags for high value horticultural crops

Objectives:

  1. to reduce seed/seedling loss in nursery stage-Farmers lose about 50% of the seeds at the nursery stage and during transplanting.
  2. to reduce water wastage in crop productionuse of grow bags ensures water recycling in the system
  3. to reduce increase yieldsroots use all nutrients available in the media unlike soil

Team Casemo Foods

Kilifi, Kenya

Our Team

Our Mission

To be a leading producer of soilless farming solutions in Sub Saharan Africa.

Our Background

TeamCOCOGROW wants to redefine farming and make it cool for the youth. our team is passionate about food sustainability and how to increase availability of healthy foods in homes.

Our Team

Our Mission

To be a leading producer of soilless farming solutions in Sub Saharan Africa.Read More

Our Background

TeamCOCOGROW wants to redefine farming and make it cool for the youth. our team is passionate about food sustainability and how to increase availability of healthy foods in ...Read More

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