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
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
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
Recently I traveled far to spend some quality time with some farmers. and i was encouraged to follow them to one of their daily routine business.”Palm wine Tapping” so lovely adventure and the traditional way of tapping the sap was unique.
I don’t think I have found any entrepreneur doing such business here in Nigeria.
I stop by at a shop one afternoon and I try to chill my brain after a long day work somewhere in Libya.
The same way I check and think twice while buying processed and packaged garri( cassava Flakes) is the same way other first time buyers also think/feel. Traditional ijebu Garri has already made name for so long and even up till now most Nigerians residing
While waiting for government/ multinational organization after my university education for better job, if I had planted plantain and banana of about 4acres of land, I know by now I would have become a proud farmer.
I started this during my university days so don’t tell me you need certificate or 3years experience to do it.
Most especially when you are not born with a golden or diamond spoon in your mouth you must devise a path to live.