Maize farming business in Nigeria is a goldmine, but the fact remains that not many people knows so much about it and its large potentials. First of all, maize is the most farmed grain produce in the world due to its importance.
It also stand as the most important cereal in sub-Saharan African and an important staple food for more than 1.2 billion people Sub-Saharan African and Latin America according to an article by IITA.
This cereal comes in different colours which is majorly white and red. White maize been the popularly consumed ones in Nigeria. It is used for different delicacy; cooked fresh, roasted and consumed with other kind of foods as snack.
The red maize is used in the production of animal feed as it is believed to have a higher nutritional value than its counterpart.
Ok, before we match on, I won’t be discussing the processes of planting maize in this article: how to make money from maize farming business in Nigeria. But the focus will be on rather the opportunity in maize farming in Nigeria.
Producers of Maize in the World
As it stands, United States of America is the largest producer of maize in the world followed by Africa while Nigeria seats on the table of the highest maize producers in Africa and South Africa seat at the second place.
The demand for maize is on the increase yearly due to the increase in population. This increase in population also calls for the progressive increase in the demand of maize.
Despite Nigeria seating at the top in Africa yet our production capacity which stands at about 8 million tons cannot cover up for the surge in demand.
And one of the major challenges contributing to this shortage is the fact that we all rely solely on irrigation for our farm production. Meaning lack or low rainfall might result in famine and food shortage for us.
Opportunity in Maize Farming in Nigeria
How to make money from maize farming business in Nigeria is also linked to the various Opportunity in maize farming in Nigeria. So we will be looking into that right away.
Animals are the number one contender for the use of maize in recent time. About 18 to 20 percent of animal feeds are composed of maize.
The demand for maize for animal feed will surely be on the rice inasmuch as we will love to boost both egg and poultry meat production; because presently Nigeria only produce about 30 percent of the poultry product she consumes.
Now, here lies the opportunity in maize farming in Nigeria; day in day out there have been high demands, people are desperately searching quality maize products both in large and small quantity.
As a farmer end of season maize farming is a good one. Below are few things you can do fast:
. Go in fully into maize production, harvest, dry, bag and sell
. Another option is to go into off-taking from farmers who are into the maize production.
Meaning you don’t have to own a farm, all you need do is to find communities who major in maize production and form clusters of farmer while you buy off their maize before its harvested.
This also implies you will be taking care of the processing such as shelling, cleaning, bagging and transporting.
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Lastly, this involves you buying the already processed maize from the farmers. The only thing involved in this entail transporting it to your preferred destination.
How to make money from Maize production
Making money from maize production might not really involve you doing the farming yourself as I have explained earlier.
Now from the last topic I touched: opportunity in maize farming you will notice I did not really touched how you could actually make money from it. Now, let’s touch that aspect a bit before we call it a day.
You can help people who need maize to source for the produce from either farmers or large dealers. All you have to do is to locate those who need maize and also find those who have it.
Make a bargain but remember to find out the cost of the transportation and include it, buy the maize from whoever has it in stock and arrange for the waybill, get it delivered and keep your profit.
Make a link with local feed mills around you even your state as well as neighboring state. Get the price they buy, go out and find a better bargain and make it into a business.
This involves money anyways. You can buy maize in bulk during harvest as this is when the price are usually low.
Store them till when the price is quite high and the demand is up then you sellout and make your money.
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