Ukulima Tech Company Limited
Ukulima Tech Limited assembles and installs vertical gardens to households in the urban and peri-urban areas. Vertical farming is the practice of producing food in vertically inclined surfaces and/or integrated in other structures. The layering of the tubes generates more planting space in a relatively small or limited space. It therefore presents people who are living in urban and peri-urban regions with organic means to grow food for themselves and for profit.
Established in 2015, Ukulima Tech’s competitiveness and innovation is best shown through their 40 Watts solar powered drip irrigation kit. Garden automation system enables individuals to irrigate, manage and control their farm system remotely through a touch of a button. Other than increasing production, the product’s value proposition is that the people living in urban areas can grow their vegetables in their balconies hence reduce the growing concern of consuming vegetables that are full of toxins. KCIC has provided business advisory services on the business model, a proof of concept grant for product refinement and publicity and access to exhibition events.