Nigeria has two distinct seasons-the dry and the rainy season. The dry season runs from November to march while the rainy season runs from April to October. Being the tropics (Tropic of Capricorn) the rains are understandably heavy. In the northern Nigeria, the dry season is longer. The landscape runs from equatorial rain belt in the south to arid Read more
Logistic don’t only kill agricultural trading/exporting business by high cost only but also it’s readily availability. Traders are now adopting to high cost of moving their goods either from the north to the south or either way but the problem of availability still remain unsolved. Read more
I discovered loan for a first time agro-preneur because of lack of experience. But most risk takers borrow and venture into agro trading or exporting. Some scaled through his process for the first time but high number of agropreneur gets stocked and probable fail along the line and run into debt. As a matter of fact, as som Read more
It’s hard most of the time to find a big carton box/bag producing companies taking order for small scale productions.
Milling cocoa bean seed to powder involve huge capital and proper infrastructure. But it’s highly profitable and also reduce the risk of exporting raw cocoa bean seed which can sometimes grow mould during sea transport if proper procedure is not followed.
Gum Arabic: is a natural gum made of the hardened sap of various species of the acacia tree. In the present day, gum arabic is predominantly collected from two related species, namely Acacia senegal and Vachellia Acacia seyal. Producers harvest the gum commercially from wild trees, mostly in Sudan (80%) and throughout the Sahel, from Read more
coconut fibre/ coconut husk is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes, and mattresses. Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. Other uses of brown coir (made from ripe coconut) are in upholstery padding, sacking Read more
One of the major challenges that are affecting agro-commodity business in Nigeria is price fluctuation after logistics (transportation). Unlike many countries with stable price or slightly price movement, Nigeria market tend to change within short period of time making it difficult for agropreneur to forecast price. This is one of the problems agropreneur faces recently, apart from not been able to forecast price due to this Read more
You have every right to fail or lose money as a young/ start-up agropreneur but the most important aspect is that, you must learn from your mistakes and don’t allow the re-occurrence. I will never preach or advise you that you will not fail even when I know that failure is a step towards greatness. How can you become successful without failure?
My candid advice goes to young agro-preneur or starters; you have to move closer to an expert in the business and stop listening to people who only good at analyzing business on a sheet of paper but never go to the field for once. Agro commodity business is purely field work in other words, it’s not an office work where you base all your works on