How to Start a Cassava Farming and Processing Business in Nigeria [A Comprehensive Guide]

A single farming season spent in cassava farming and processing can hand you the key to financial freedom. Yes! Cultivating and processing cassava is simply a money-making venture. In this post, I will show you why you should consider giving it a go and how to start your very own cassava farming and processing business. Reasons you should invest in cassava farming, fast. Here are some of the reasons cassava has such a huge earning potential for you as an entrepreneur: Cassava is an important food crop in Nigeria Cassava…

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Garri Processing and Reasons why Garri business is a very profitable agribusiness to venture into

Garri is processed from cassava tubers, and has become a much wanted staple food in Nigeria. Once considered to be food for the poor, garri is gradually slipping out of the reach of ordinary Nigerians who sometimes cannot do without helping themselves to a plate of eba (or garri flour mixed in hot water) or its soaked version every day. Someone once shared with me that the businesses that will continue as long as human civilisation remains are those businesses that meet the basic needs of man, i.e. food, clothing,…

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How to process cassava chips for Animal feed

Cassava Chip Production for Animal Feed Animal feed has always been a major limiting factor in the growth of the livestock industry in developing countries as most of the feed ingredients are always imported thereby making a large proportion of foreign exchange to be spent for this purpose. Today, we are going to discuss the unit operations in the production processes of cassava chips, pellets and feed grade single cell protein from cassava roots and by-products, together with the current research efforts to improve these processes. Small farmers choose to…

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Sowing Guide for Different kind of Crops

 Every crop farmer must be aware of the specie he/she wants to cultivate, the average number of seeds, the quantity for sowing per hectare and the crop density (Number of plants per hectare). This will help the farmer understand what his or her expectations are from the crops to be planted. Below is a comprehensive sowing guide for different types of crops according to their specie, average number of seeds (grams), quantity required for sowing (in kilogram) and the crop density i.e. number of required plants per hectare. Species Average…

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THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PLANT-CROP PLANT FORMS

1. Shoots: Shoots target the above-ground business of the plant. Very young plants may possess only simple, undeveloped shoots. As a plant grows, however, these tender shoots develop into stems and leaves. So, stems and leaves are really part of the shoot system. Stems and leaves are so different and specialized that it is worth considering them separately. Overall, the shoot system enables a plant to grow taller to gain access to energy-giving light, and allows the plant to convert that light energy into the chemical energy of sugar. Like…

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