Greenhouses are used all around the world to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers faster. Inside a greenhouse several key factors must be permanently monitored compared to outdoor growing, such as:
So all the infrastructures have to be carefully studied to grow plants easily. Kaiteki Institute wished to work with Deprofundis to run a study defining what would be the interesting solutions for greenhouses cooling system and energy management, in South East Asia.
The study focused on India, Thailand and Malaysia, by comparison with methodologies applied in Japan.
We notice several changes in term of food consumption in these countries. People are more and more interested by fresh vegetables, and fruits such as spinach, tomato, strawberry… which are not growing naturally, locally, due to the specific climate conditions. Indeed, all the yearlong these countries face up to intensive heat and high humidity level. Moreover, as plane transportation creates really high cost, greenhouses farming seems to be the good solutions to answer market needs.
Deprofundis realized another study focused on Turkey, climatic conditions are less humid than in South East Asia, but heat is similar. Thus water management becomes a key point. Markets needs are similar to South East Asia.
Greenhouse Energy Cycle in Japan
Standard Greenhouse Infrastructure