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21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:16pm On Jun 28, 2014
1. CASSAVA FARMING
Over the years, cassava has transformed from
being a subsistence crop to an industrial
cash crop, as it is being processed to
products such as starch, flour, glucose and
ethanol. This transition has placed demand
on cassava, thus creating opportunities for
youths, entrepreneurs, marketers and
industrialists.
Recently, the International Institute of
Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Nigerian
Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI),
Umudike, released two improved varieties of
cassava: UMUCASS 42 and UMUCASS 43.
Potential maximum yield of the two varieties
is between 49 and 53 tonnes per hectare,
according to pre-varietal release trials that
were conducted between 2008 and 2010 by
the NRCRI breeder, Dr Chiedozie Egesi. Local
varieties produce less than 10 tonnes per
hectare.
The varieties are also resistant to major pests
and diseases that affect cassava in the
country, including cassava mosaic disease,
cassava bacterial blight, cassava anthracnose,
cassava mealybug and cassava green mite.

Production
Cassava cultivation is about the cheapest in
that it requires minimum cost of production.
With or without fertiliser, cassava grows and
produces tubers, though fertiliser enhances
greater yields. The new and improved
varieties take a period of between seven and
nine months to mature and they are good for
high quality cassava flour; high dry matter,
which is positively related to starch and
crucial for cassava value chain development;
high leaf retention, which is positively related
to drought tolerance and is crucial for
cassava production in the arid regions and in
mitigating the impact of climate change, and
moderate levels of beta carotene for
enhancing nutrition.
Commercial production requires hiring
tractors and the use of herbicides in weed
control, as well as application of fertiliser for
maximum yield per hectare of farmland.
Tractor hiring services are available at most
local government area offices at affordable
rate per hour/day. Land preparation,
according farmers and experts, is the most
important and expensive aspect of
cultivation. An alternative is hiring the service
of labourers who prepare the land manually,
but at slower rate. Herbicides which control
only weeds are used, thus eliminating stress
and drudgery of manual weed control.
Improved cassava stems are readily available
at some institutes and their out-grower
partners at ridiculously affordable prices.
Vitamin A and Vitamin C fortified cassava
varieties have also been developed.
Drop your comment or questions for
clarifications, more info and technical assistance.
Call 08164628081,01-7910494
Also,Like our facebook fan page on www.facebook.com/lesgupnigeria for more wealth creating info in agribusiness.

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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:24pm On Jun 28, 2014
2. MAIZE FARMING
Maize is one of the most popular staple food
both for animals and for crop.
It can be eaten when cooked or dried,shelled and
use for animal feeding.It can also be use in
making varieties of food ranging from palp to
kunu e.t.c
This is why the importance of maize cultivation
cannot be overemphasize in Nigeria.
People are being empowered and made rich
through this crop alone as testified by Umaru
Zaki of Benue state who make about 2.4Million
naira just in maize cultivation last year.
Cultivation of A hectare of maize can generate
cool cash for you.This is an opportunity to start
your own farm now.
For those people that are interested in taking
advantage of this lucrative business but face with
one problem or the other either lack of training/
experience in this business can contact us.
For those people that wants to make money by
going into the business but might be busy to look
after the farm,We offer farm management
services,management and set-up of starch,Gari,flour processing factories,consultancy services and training.

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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:34pm On Jun 28, 2014
3. RESELLING AND EXPORT OF CHARCOAL.
Buy Charcoal from the rural areas and resell
in the cities
Do you know that you can make 100% profit if you buy your charcoal from the farm or production site and sell to the retailers; a bag of charcoal (32 to 35kg bag) is being sold for N450 to N550 from the farm, while the retailers sell to the final consumer at N1000 to N1,500 per bag.
All you need to do is to buy the charcoal from the farmers and bring it down to the major cities like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt and resell to the retailers. But it is advisable to find out if they have an association in your vicinity, joining the
association will allow you to operate with peace of mind.
Also, you can make use of rural people to source for log of woods,then it can be burned using petrol and cut into large pieces,packaged,transported and sell in the city.
Alternatively you can sell to exporters as a
large market exists in EU, USA and ASIA with prices ranging from $170 to $300 per ton (FOB Nigerian Port), depending on mode of packaging.
The charcoal industry is a multi-billion dollar
industry and a money spinner for interested
investors.
To start with this venture,#50,000 will be
enough including miscellaneous.
For business plan, feasibility study on
production and exportation, contact of buyers and sellers of charcoal
email: yusuffgbenga@gmail.com
For more info like us on www.facebook.com/
lesgupnigeria

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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:42pm On Jun 28, 2014
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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Nobody: 8:03pm On Jun 28, 2014
Hey bro, pls I don't have ur number again due to the nairaland issue also the contact of the plantain sucker guy in Enugu, am in Enugu now
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by owelle22(m): 8:25pm On Jun 28, 2014
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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by gunuvi(m): 8:36pm On Jun 28, 2014
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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 12:36am On Jun 29, 2014
aguiyi: Hey bro, pls I don't have ur number again due to the nairaland issue also the contact of the plantain sucker guy in Enugu, am in Enugu now
my number is 08164628081

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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 4:02pm On Jun 29, 2014
4. FISH FARMING
Over the years, quite a few people have
made fortunes from fish farming, as the
population is swelling and protein needs
are far outstripping the available supply.
Food is always a winner in any country or
environment if done well. Fish farming is a
sure bet business if you put the right
structures in place. More and more people
are turning to fish for its low cholesterol
protein. All you need to do is to get a
space, buy or construct tanks, buy finger
links for between N10 to N20 and feed
them for 4 to 6 months, then sell from
between N500 to N1,500 depending on
weight and size. The breed of fish to train
is your choice to make. You can choose to
specialize on Catfish, Tilapia, etc.
like us on www.facebook.com/lesgupnigeria for more wealth creating information.
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 4:05pm On Jun 29, 2014
5. Frozen Chicken Production
Many Nigerians have come to depend on
imported frozen chicken for quite a while
now and this is in detriment of local
poultry industry and the subsequent health
implication because of the long voyage
from Europe or wherever, the imported
product are usually preserved with
chemicals, some of which are said to be
injurious to health. A lot of people prefer
not to go through the stress of slaughtering
and preparing live birds because frozen
chicken can easily be stored and used at
will, thereby saving time; and many people
think it is cheap too. Start-up requirement
are space, knives, tables, basins, heat
source, stove heater, soap, hand towel,
extra hands, freezer and generator .You
need to go directly to the chicken farms to
source for your live birds cheaply You can
also position yourself to supply small
hotels, restaurants and eateries.
For more info like us on www.facebook.com/
lesgupnigeria or call 01-7910494 or 08164628081
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 4:12pm On Jun 29, 2014
6.Export Agricultural Product From The
Rural Area.
Agricultural Export trading guarantees good
returns on Capital on almost monthly
basis. Exporting Wood charcoal, Palm
kernel shell, Cow horns, Gallstones, Bitter
Kola, Cashew, Ginger, Gum Arabic Chilli
pepper, bitter kola, coconut, okro, yam, etc
and earn good returns on investment. It
might interest you to know that the gap
between you and the millions of naira or
dollar waiting for you in this business is
nothing but the “basic understanding of an
export business process.”
Understanding the fundamentals of an
export business process especially as it
concerns securing a genuine export order
or contract with a well secured method of
payment is the basic requirement in this
business, and then you are on your way to
making unimaginable loads of money. You
can also become an export broker which is
one of the easiest and most rewarding
ways any prospecting exporter can raise
money to go into full time export business.
Starting from a little or no capital, an
export broker could earn large “finders fee with
absolutely unlimited resources.
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 12:00am On Jun 30, 2014
7.Foodstuff Retailing or Grocery Service

In today’s busy and sophisticated world,
convenience has become a real business
opportunity. Foodstuff like rice, beans yams
plantain, potatoes, onions, pepper, oil etc. These
items can bought in bulk, cleaned and packaged
in specific portions and sold direct to end users.
Many people who are unable to find time to
shop will be relieved to know that they can just
make a
phone call and the groceries are delivered.
Get a list of people you know who may
patronize you. If you can get them to pay
up-front, then you are better up with cash
flow.
For more info email: yusuffgbenga@gmail.com or
like us on www.facebook.com/lesgupnigeria
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:55am On Jun 30, 2014
8.URBAN AGRICULTURE OR CROP
CULTIVATION.
The trending challenge and impact of rural-
urban migration have continued to
generate great debates since the last three
decades. Urban employment problems are
a result of the phenomenal growth in
urbanization and the inability of these
urban centers to be able to utilize or
absorb the urban labor that was created
through the process of urbanization.
Approximately 50% of Nigerians are urban
dwellers. At least 24 cities have
populations of more than 100,000 Those
moving from rural to urban areas
constitute certain classes, categories and
strata of the society that are basically
plagued with certain social and economic
problems in which poverty ranks highest
and most fundamental.
So without wasting your time, this article
will highlight in details, some lucrative
business ideas and opportunities you can
engage in in towns or villages rather than
remaining unemployed.

Urban agriculture is the practice of
cultivating, processing and distributing
food in, or around, a village, town or city.
Urban agriculture in addition can also
involve animal husbandry, aquaculture,
agro-forestry and horticulture. Urban
agriculture contributes to food security
and food safety in two ways:
First it increases the amount of food
available to people living in cities and
Secondly, it allows fresh vegetables and fruits
and meat products to be made available to
urban consumers. Urban and peri-urban
agriculture are generally seen as
sustainable agriculture.
Crops such as
cassava,corn,watermelon,tomatoes and
cucumber can be grown with ready market
for them.
To cultivate a 1hectare of corn cost less than
#70,000 with 50% ROI which made it one of
our easy to start business opportunity that
needed to be explored by investors and
entrepreneurs.
1million ploughable land are still
underutilised in Nigeria with about 60% still
not utilised for cultivation.
What is interesting in this business
opportunity is that as long as people will
continue to eat,you are still in business.
Our farm training school is commencing for
people that didnot have adequate training in
agricultural business but want to venture into
agribusiness.For more info
email:yusuffgbenga@gmail.com or like us
on. www.facebook.com/lesgupnigeria.
Do have a nice day.

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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Nobody: 7:57am On Jun 30, 2014
Hi, I would like to know more about the agro export business. How do I reach you? Here's my
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 5:19pm On Jun 30, 2014
Nnaabros: Hi, I would like to know more about the agro export business. How do I reach you? Here's my number 07069351316
Call 01-7910494 or 08164628081 for more info or add me on whatsapp.
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by dyttt: 4:06pm On Jul 03, 2014
ok na
following

u havent said the steps in corn plantation
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Ebi4life: 10:43pm On Jul 03, 2014
Lesgupnigeria: 3. RESELLING AND EXPORT OF CHARCOAL.
Buy Charcoal from the rural areas and resell
in the cities
Do you know that you can make 100% profit if you buy your charcoal from the farm or production site and sell to the retailers; a bag of charcoal (32 to 35kg bag) is being sold for N450 to N550 from the farm, while the retailers sell to the final consumer at N1000 to N1,500 per bag.
All you need to do is to buy the charcoal from the farmers and bring it down to the major cities like Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt and resell to the retailers. But it is advisable to find out if they have an association in your vicinity, joining the
association will allow you to operate with peace of mind.
Also, you can make use of rural people to source for log of woods,then it can be burned using petrol and cut into large pieces,packaged,transported and sell in the city.
Alternatively you can sell to exporters as a
large market exists in EU, USA and ASIA with prices ranging from $170 to $300 per ton (FOB Nigerian Port), depending on mode of packaging.
The charcoal industry is a multi-billion dollar
industry and a money spinner for interested
investors.
To start with this venture,#50,000 will be
enough including miscellaneous.
For business plan, feasibility study on
production and exportation, contact of buyers and sellers of charcoal
email: yusuffgbenga@gmail.com
For more info like us on www.facebook.com/
lesgupnigeria
. Please I am interested. My email is emmaofubu@gmail.com
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by smithboela(m): 1:05pm On Jul 04, 2014
I am interested my email is olerikoleri@gmail.com
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:29am On Jul 05, 2014
9.Livestock Feed Production
The production process is not so difficult.
The ingredients required are mainly, maize,
soya beans, fish bone, sorghum, groundnut,
blood meal, wheat, rice shaft, additives etc.
All these can be sourced from the market, any
animal consult outlet, or any agricultural product
shop around.
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:30am On Jul 05, 2014
10. Start Selling Fresh Fruits
Without any doubt, this is a business that
should be checked out. With a little
professionalism and good public appearance or
hygiene, you can make money in this business
because a lot of people who live in most of our
highbrow area, like to eat fresh fruits especially if
it is neat. Some people even prefer it served
chilled.
So if you have blenders and an extractor, then
you are bound to make a lot of money. A lot of
people are tired of all these artificial juices in the
market and I bet, they will pay and still thank you
for giving them the natural source of vitamins
which is needed in this age of fast foods and
artificial flavors.
For more info on latest agricultural updates like
us on www.facebook.com/lesgupnigeria
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:31am On Jul 05, 2014
11. Rabbit Rearing
There is no law prohibiting the keeping of rabbits
in Towns and Cities. A backyard can serve as a
good source of additional income, food and
employment; thus reducing poverty, hunger and
idleness.
Rabbit do not compete with humans for food,
as kitchen leftovers, cut grasses and formulated
or compounded feed can sustain them. Rabbit
keeping does not require much capital for
investment and maintenance.
As little space is needed, most rabbits could be
kept in the backyard or in the abandoned sheds.

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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:32am On Jul 05, 2014
12. Mushroom Farming
Mushrooms are natural phenomenon that can
give you much money. The untapped potential of
these fungi is so much that if you invest on the
venture, your room can no longer be your bank.
Mushrooms are rich in vitamins, protein and
minerals; they are favored over meat or even fish
by some people, considering the nutritional value
and superior health implications.
There are two main broad categories of
mushrooms; the edible and the non-edible
(which is poisonous).
The deliberate mushroom cultivation is therefore
essential to eliminate the imminent threat of
mistakenly gathering the dangerous type. The
start-up requirement are mushroom shed or
house, sawdust, Polythene bags, Spawns/
mushrooms seeds, Urea/nitrogen fertilizer,
Lime, water, ceiling machine, weighing
scale, extra hands, Refrigerator.
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:33am On Jul 05, 2014
13. Grass cutter Farming
Grass cutter is the second largest rodent in
Nigeria and it is endemic to Africa. It breeds
successfully in captivity and is capable of
reproducing twice a year with litter size varying
from two to six.
They are primarily vegetarian and can be raised
to maturity entirely on fresh grasses. They prefer
plants with high moisture content and soluble
carbohydrate.
Field studies reveal that they do not burrow so
they may be caged or reared in a fenced pen on
the ground. Grass cutter is worth considering
for use in husbandry in the humid forest where
poor grazing and harsh environment limits the
performance of conventional livestock.
Ranching of grass cutter as a backyard mini
livestock would therefore improve the lot of the
peasant farmers, provide an alternative source of
animal protein, create job opportunities for
urban dwellers.

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Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:19pm On Jul 06, 2014
14. Herbs, Flowers Framing and
Gardening
Walking through a grocery store, a herb store, a
health food store and even in gardening sections
of home centers, you will find herbs in their dry
forms to be used by consumers.
Using the right equipment in your home garage
or shed or by building a green house, you can
start and raise both herbs and plants to resell to
larger outlets and to the consumer as well.
Plants are the basis for all landscapes, homes,
gardens and even for brightening offices. You will
pay pennies for packets of seeds and make way
more when selling starter plants.
The more space you have, the better you are
going to do. If you really have the space in your
landscape and outdoor garden, creating gardens
where you will grow plants and drying them out
will add so much to your inventory and you can
make great amounts of money selling dried
flowers to retailers, wholesalers and even to
flower shops themselves.
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 7:22pm On Jul 06, 2014
15. Snail Farming
Snail meat has been severally affirmed as a
most safe and nutritious delicacy.
In these days of increased coronary implications
and other health implications, snail producers
are certain to hit it big because many people are
shunning away from beef or red meat.
It is also pleasing to note that snail production
venture could be kick- started with a little initial
capital.
The best period to commence snail farming is
the
rainy season, you can start about 50 to 60 snails
to have a good knowledge of how snail breeding
works.
Make sure you go for a fully matured and big
nails as they are sold in bunches of 20 pieces
and the prices ranges from N1,800 and N3,000
per bunch. It is better to buy the big ones so
that you can expect them to hatch after about 35
days on location.
About N10,000 should get a new entrant started
in the business.
Like us on www.facebook.com/lesgupnigeria or
For more info on snail farming email
yusuffgbenga@gmail.com
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Melkuk: 7:30pm On Jul 06, 2014
Nice one bro. I'm interested in knowing more about the charcoal and mushroom businesses pls- mazadomc@yahoo.com. Thanks.
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by Lesgupnigeria(m): 8:14am On Jul 07, 2014
Melkuk: Nice one bro. I'm interested in knowing more about the charcoal and mushroom businesses pls- mazadomc@yahoo.com. Thanks.
Call 08164628081 or 01-7910494 for more info
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by mumanex: 7:42am On Jul 08, 2014
Nice one. good articles.
Re: 21 Hottest,easy-to-start Business Opportunities In Agriculture by moodula(m): 11:40am On Jul 08, 2014
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