How Much Does a 1 Acre Greenhouse Cost?

May 11, 2022

The cost of a 1 acre greenhouse varies. There are factors that impact the cost of a 1 acre greenhouse in Nigeria.

The cost of a one acre greenhouse may range between N25 million and N150 million depending on the materials used for construction and other factors.

In areas where land is cheap, the cost of setting up a 1 acre greenhouse farm will be significantly lower than setting up same in an urban area where the cost of land is very expensive. The cost of setting up a greenhouse in a city like Lagos will surely be higher than the cost of setting up a greenhouse in a rural area in Ekiti State.

Greenhouse in NIgeria

Factors that can affect the cost of a greenhouse in Nigeria

The following are the factors that can affect the cost of a greenhouse in Nigeria:

The materials used

The materials used for producing the 1 acre greenhouse can impact the cost. The materials used for greenhouse production includes:

  • Polycarbonate
  • Galvanized iron
  • Polythene Cover
  • Shade net
  • Drip irrigation systems
  • Sprinklers
  • Locking profile
  • Nets etc.

The quality of these materials varies, if a farmer uses high quality materials, he may spend more on constructing his greenhouse.

A greenhouse farmer who uses planks to construct his greenhouse will likely spend less than a farmer who uses galvanized iron.

A greenhouse farmer who uses PVC pipes for his greenhouse’ frames, pillars and arches will also spend lesser than one who uses planks or galvanized iron.

The type of irrigation system used in the greenhouse can also affect the price. Drip irrigation systems may be cheaper than some types of sprinkler irrigation systems.

The cost of land

The cost of land is a key input in the cost of a 1 acre greenhouse in Nigeria. If you want your greenhouse to be situated in an urban area like Abuja, you will need to purchase or lease a land at a high cost.

In rural areas, the cost of land acquisition or lease is very low. The cost of land will add up to the total cost of setting up the greenhouse.

Land lease is usually cheaper than outright acquisition in the short term.

Environmental and Legal Permits

In somw cities and towns in Nigeria, you may need the government planning authority to authorize you to build a greenhouse on a piece of land. This environmental planning authority issues a permit which comes at a fee.

The cost of getting the legal permit will impact the overall cost of the greenhouse farm.

HVAC System

The HVAC system is used to control the temperature and air in the greenhouse. Most of the greenhouses in Nigeria do not use the HVAC system. If your 1 acre greenhouse will need the HVAC system, the cost of setting it up will be significantly higher than one with no need for the HVAC.

A HVAC system that can control temperature, air and humidity can be priced as high as N10 million in Nigeria. Adding N10 million to the cost of a greenhouse will shoot up the overall cost significantly.

Do you want to know the exact cost of a 1 acre greenhouse in Nigeria? If yes, please contact us on 08025141924.

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