Tag: Business

Pick your Own (PYO)

During my research on my go-to-market strategy I read about quite a few strategies from farmers market, to selling to middle men who then sell to the end-user, direct selling e.t.c. I also read about the Pick Your Own (PYO) strategy. Basically this means that you open your farm up to the public to pick […]

Counting the Cost….

To understand this post you have to read the ‘Going Pro‘ post. In the previous post I mentioned that I would discuss what it has cost me so far. Below is a tabular representation…. The size of the farm is 1.23 hectares. Farm Expenses Cost (₦) Cost ($) Land Clearing ₦ 112,000 $700 Land Preparation […]

YouWin – Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria

Update – Deadline has been moved to the 31st of January…3rd change… YouWin opened on the 25th of November and will be closing on the 27th of December. All the best. YouWiN – Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria – is an innovative business plan competition, by the federal government of Nigeria, aimed at job […]

Ofada Rice Harvest!

It’s harvest time :-). Ofada is a generic name used to describe all rice produced and processed in the rice producing clusters of south-west Nigeria. The short grain robust rice, believed to be OS6 and ITA 150 varieties, is named after Ofada, a small rural community in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State. […]

Pig Production – Class Notes 2

Types of Pig businesses Pure-bred operations:– This involves the raising of pure bred swine, whose entire lineage traces back to the foundation stock. It is a highly specialised production type that is guided and controlled by the pure breed association. However the cost of operation is high and it involves a high level of management […]

Rice for Jobs

A few weeks ago the team made our way to Badagry to visit some of the farmers on the Rice for Jobs project. The programme was launched by the Lagos state government in 2008 to create jobs for unemployed youths; strengthen local capacity for rice production, achieve a production target of 1,600 tons of paddy […]

mAgri Challenge

Application Deadline: Aug 15th 2013  infoDev’s Mobile Innovation program, in partnership with Sweden, is proud to announce the mAgri Challenge. Building upon previous World Bank challenges, five teams will be invited to a Mobile Startup Camp in November 2013 for a chance to refine their models and practice pitching their businesses to angel investors. Mobile […]

Doing Business in Africa!

Ok so while doing my daily research I stumbled across this on the SILICON AFRICA blog and I totally had to share…please share your thoughts… The continent still is a risky place to do business, but the rewards of success are instant and a lot. Here are the top 7 tips for success I’ve garnered through […]

Let’s think COLLABORATION!!!

3 blog posts ago I did a write-up on Value chains in agriculture and 1 post ago I wrote about opportunities within the rice value chain. I received some really interesting questions and that prompted this post. As agripreneurs it is fundamental that we master the art of collaboration. There is no doubt in my […]

Thank you!

1000 hits…382 followers later and I thought it only right to thank you for your support and remind you about why we are doing this. From my heart to yours THANK YOU! This blog was started to create a platform for the NextGenAfricanFarmers to dialogue and share ideas. To bring to people’s awareness that there […]

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