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Setting Up an Agricultural Pilot Project
The following shows some estimated costs:
(subject to local prices and availablitiy):
1. New Fencing & Gates (if needed - see: design)
Based on about 2 acres of land:
  • 200 metal fence posts - 32mm square tubing
  • chain link netting - 383 metres
  • barbed wire - 3,000 metres
  • cement for foundations 40 x 50kg bags
  • binding wire
  • red oxide paint
    Sub total: USD2,214
    Transport:
    Sub total: USD315
    Labour for construction:
    Sub total: USD664.20
    Double Gate:
    Sub total: USD350
    Single Gate:
    Sub total: USD150
    Grand Total: USD3,693.70

    2. Irrigation (see: link)
    SunCulture Rainmaker 2:
    • Solar Panel
    • Battery and control unit
    • Pump
    • 100m 3/4" pipe
    • 1 jet sprinler (20m diameter)
    • 4 butterfly sprinkler (10m diameter)
    Grand Total: USD1,099
    Water Tanks: 1000 - 5000ltr: USD90 to 350

    3. Black Netting Tunnels (see: link)
    The Black Netting Tunnel ONLY is available at this time!
      • black netting tunnel
      • steam cleaner
      • sieve
      • hot wire jig
      • seed trays
      • peat compost
      • tomato seeds
      • black polythene for making grow bags
      • black polythene for floor
      • wood chips for floor
      • cow manure
      Sub total: USD1,462.40
      • black netting tunnel
      • seed trays
      • peat compost
      • tomato seeds
      • black polythene for making grow bags
      • black polythene for floor
      • wood chips for floor
      • cow manure
      Sub total: USD1,087.40
      • black netting tunnel poles
      • string/rope
      • black netting
      Total: USD495.00
      • Water Tower - USD350
      • Water Tank & fittings - 1000ltr: USD120
      • Welder: USD250
      • Work Bench: USD50
    N.B.
    1. Transport charges, labour for assembling and other costs are NOT included in the price!

    4. Min Till Hand Planter (see: link)
    • Hand Operated Planter can place the seed in the exactly spot required and put fertilizer 50mm away, in a seperate hole.
    Total: USD150

    5. Two Handled Fork (see: link)
    • Two handled fork to loosen the soil to let oxygen access needed by the plant through the roots
    Total: USD125

    5. Rocket Stove (see: link)
    • Rocket Stove - made of bricks
    • Only made when other larger items are purcahsed
    Total: USD35.75