Agricultural blogs in Nigeria

OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY 2018: BEGINNER’S GUIDE

There are several business opportunities available in the agricultural industry and one good thing about the industry is that there is market for all the produce which the industry produce. Over the years, researchers and scientist have been reaching for ways to improve the agricultural sector. For beginners the investment costs are generally low, and the return on investment are decent. If you are looking to for opportunities in the agriculture industry, some of the profitable agriculture business ideas for young entrepreneurs are listed below:

business opportunities available in the agricultural industry
Cassava farming: Cassava is the most important and regular staple food for Africans. The market for starch in Nigeria and other neighbouring countries in Africa is huge. But the lack of quality cassava processing facilities within the country is a huge business opportunity that you can take advantage of
Food processing and storage: is also one of the good agricultural business opportunities. Most of the food produced in Nigeria end up as waste because of lack of storage facilities Read More

misconception in agriculture

6 Misconceptions about Agriculture.

According to the English Oxford dictionary misconception is a mistaken belief or a wrong idea about something or somebody. Misconception is also a conclusion that’s wrong because it’s based on faulty thinking or facts that are wrong. Take a look through the 6 common misconceptions in Agriculture right now:
Agriculture is practiced by the poor

The mind set and trend that agriculture is been practiced by the poor masses in Nigeria has led to citizens (especially our youth) having cold feet about practising Agriculture. Why such a mind-set? Why such a trend? The answer is simple “Ignorance” An average Nigeria youth wants a life which involves making money without working hard, and the ideal of laughing at farmers by our youth is alarming. It seems my point here is based on youth conception? Yes. Because they are the country’s tomorrow. An average Nigeria parent will reject their wards studying Agricultural related courses. But I keep wondering those food we enjoy. The meat we cherish, the fresh fruit will queue up for is planted/cultivated by somebody. If our mind-set on Agriculture can be changed, then there is hope for our country. You cannot drink oil (crude oil), you cannot eat limestone. Agriculture is the way forward.

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Essentials for a successful agripreneurs

Agripreneurs are a new breed of entrepreneurs combining their love of farming and agriculture with business. They are not really farmers and can range from any age group. A successful agripreneur is one who has the ability to think outside the box, recognizing opportunities which others could not see. Below are some of the essentials of successful agripreneurs:

  • Vision: “without vision, one is like a ship without a rudder and is in danger of drifting aimlessly”- John Walters. An agripreneurs must have a vision which drives him to achieve a goal, and be somewhat motivational so that he is constantly being reminded of what he is trying to achieve when the going gets tough.
  • Focus: when you have a vision, it will help you stay focused. Focus helps in the proper allocation and management of resourc Read More
snail market in Nigeria

Snail Market in Nigeria: A Must Read for Every Snail Farmer

Snail market in Nigeria is rising due to the acceptance of snail meat, which has lead to an increase in demand for snails. The nutritional, medicinal and economic importance of snail meat has encouraged its marketing in Nigeria. The snail market in Nigeria proved profitable due to the estimated positive values of net marketing income and net returns on investment recorded by the farmers, wholesalers, and retailers. The prices of snail range from one location to another and snails are more expensive during the dry seasons. On the average, the price of a matured snails goes for #500- #1000 depending on the size and location.

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SNAIL FEEDING

Snail Feeds and Feeding

Snails need carbohydrates for energy, and protein for growth. In addition they require calcium (Ca) for their shells, as well as other minerals and vitamins. Snail meat is low in crude fibre and fat. Snails mainly feeds on green leaves and fruits though they can utilize other ranges of foods. Feed your snails leaves, fruits, or even formulate from the feed mill. Aside from food to grow tissues, snails need calcium to grow shells.

Snail Feed

Leaves: Cocoyam, pawpaw, okra, cassava , water leaf, cabbage, lettuce leaves and Moringa leaves.
Fruits: Mango, pawpaw, tomatoes, water melon, pears. and cucumber.
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Snail Farming in Nigeria PDF

Snail Farming in Nigeria PDF

This E-book Snail farming in Nigeria PDF explored the combination of inter-connected aspects, such as housing, breeding and reproduction, nutrition, disease prevention, control and management to ensure good snail farming practice. This practical booklet focuses on all these subjects and links them to substantial profitability in heliculture.

snail faming guide

Heliculture also known as snail farming has been in existence for a while, as a result of the prevailing economic situation of Nigeria, a lot of Nigerians mostly children have become malnourished due to their inability to consume the appropriate food needed to supply essential nutrient like protein. The above consequently led man to look out for alternative source of cheaper animal protein and the search has led to the rearing and management of edible snail

Snail Farming PDF

This Practical E-book focuses on important subjects such as:
• Introduction to Heliculture (Snail Farming)
• Breeds of Snails
• Snail Environment & Habitat
• Behavioral habits of snails
• Snail Housing
• Types of snail housing system
• Snail Feeding
• Alternative feed stuffs
• Formulated feed
• Snail Breeding
• Snail Egg incubation and Management
• Soil Treatment & Management
• Disease & Predators Prevention
• Snail farming Management
• The Snail Market

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2.0  FISH FARMING AS A SOURCE OF INCOME

Fish farming FISH FARMING AS A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: BEGINNER GUIDEis one of the most lucrative agribusiness in Nigeria. But as lucrative as it is, if not properly managed, the farmer may run at a huge loss.

In his second book on Agribusiness – *Fish Farming as a source of income*, Farotimi Olaoluwa puts down tested and trusted strategies to help successfully run your fish business right from how to get a pond till how to market your fish.

This E-book gives aspiring and beginner fish farmers an in-depth insight about fish farming, starting from site selection to pond stocking to feeds and feeding to fish pond management.

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Choosing Foundation Stock in Snail Farming

 Once a snail farm is established, farmers should source foundation stock from reliable breeders or from agricultural institutes. Foundation stocks are set of snails use for starting breeding, they can also be referred to as parent stock.
The most reliable way of obtaining foundation stock in snail farming is from known breeders, or from agricultural institutes. Foundation stocks might be more expensive than snails from other sources, but they are better and safer because they have been properly fed and managed from hatching. It is recommended to use sexually mature snails, weighing at least 100-125 g, as foundation stock. Breeding should start at the onset of the wet season because that is the time snails normally start to breed. Snails are active at night and on cloudy or foggy mornings. During the day they tend to keep well hidden, so it is best to collect them at night or early in the morning when the sun is low and the humidity high.

Choosing foundation stock in Snail farming

Farmers purchasing breeding stock from snail gatherers or from the market should expect a fairly high level of mortality as a result of poor handling and the adjustment to different foods.
Simple records kept by snail farmers can provide the necessary information. As a general rule, the fastest growers with the strongest shells should be selected as breeding stock. The stronger its shell, the better the snail is protected against predators.
I often advise intending farmers to source for their Foundation stock from reputable farms. Do not buy from market sellers. Most of the stocks there have stayed hooked without food for weeks or months in the market; they may have been demoralized; hence this might affect their reproductive potentials. Don’t fetch or buy baby snails for rearing; buy matured ones so that after they can start mating and reproduce almost immediately they get to your farm.
NOTE: You can order for your foundation stocks@ Maxipharo Agri Consult
CONTACT: 07062385874
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ways you can make money investing in Heliculture

Heliculture in Nigeria (Snail farming)

Snail farming also known as heliculture is another interesting, thriving and profitable agribusiness anyone can venture into.
Ignorance has been a factor that has contributed to the neglect of heliculture in Nigeria. Do you know that snails are now being sold in many stores and supermarket? A lot of people are now buying and consuming snails in most of the developed countries.
So much is yet to be tapped from commercial snail farming. The market is large considering the high demand for a meat low in cholesterol with high concentration of protein; calcium and other vital nutrients.

Snail farming
Benefits of Heliculture in Nigeria

• Heliculture is one of the easiest animal rearing businesses one can engage in. The business is not saturated yet.
• Snails are also a good source of protein. Snails are very popular among weight watchers because they are extremely low in calories and fat. Snail meat is also very beneficial to people suffering from cardiovascular diseases and cancer

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