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Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 5:55am On Apr 17, 2020
At this point, it is quite clear that Agriculture is the future of Nigeria and Africa as whole with the dwindling oil revenue. Making good business in Agriculture will present its own set of challenges even more for those of us in diaspora with the issue of who to trust and knowledge acquisition.

To introduce myself, I am currently into Plantain and Pig farming. I also currently reside outside Nigeria but have farm in Ogun state. Please introduce yourself in the thread.

We have a WhatsApp group for current and intending farmers in diaspora to discuss, share ideas, ask questions and exchange knowledge. You can join our group by sending an email about yourself with phone number to diasporafarmers@gmail.com. I will add you to the group.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by nchekwube1: 2:45am On Apr 18, 2020
This is interesting! Congratulations on getting your farming underway in Ogun although you are overseas. Where are you farming in Ogun? I have considered the River Basin area and Odeda as well, but have not made the leap. I need genuine land with good title at an affordable price. Please advise. Thank you.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by nchekwube1: 2:45am On Apr 18, 2020
This is interesting! Congratulations on getting your farming underway in Ogun although you are overseas. Where are you farming in Ogun? I have considered the River Basin area and Odeda as well, but have not made the leap. I need genuine land with good title at an affordable price. Please advise. Thank you.
joyoftheearth:
At this point, it is quite clear that Agriculture is the future of Nigeria and Africa as whole with the dwindling oil revenue. Making good business in Agriculture will present its own set of challenges even more for those of us in diaspora with the issue of who to trust and knowledge acquisition.

To introduce myself, I am currently into Plantain and Pig farming. I also currently reside in the US but have farm in Ogun state. Please introduce yourself in the thread.

We have a WhatsApp group for current and intending farmers in diaspora to discuss, share ideas, ask questions and exchange knowledge. You can join our group by sending an email about yourself with phone number to diasporafarmers@gmail.com. I will add you to the group.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by Kennyprince: 6:55am On Apr 18, 2020
Iam a farmer and farm worker.


If you needs somebody to fix your farm for you, I am handy .

All western states preferred as I reside in Lagos

kdaagema@gmail.com
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 3:21pm On Apr 18, 2020
nchekwube1:
This is interesting! Congratulations on getting your farming underway in Ogun although you are overseas. Where are you farming in Ogun? I have considered the River Basin area and Odeda as well, but have not made the leap. I need genuine land with good title at an affordable price. Please advise. Thank you.

I am located in Ijebu. We have other people on this forum that can get you genuine land at affordable price like lesgupnigeria etc. Please do your own background work on that end too.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 3:22pm On Apr 18, 2020
Kennyprince:
Iam a farmer and farm worker.


If you needs somebody to fix your farm for you, I am handy .

All western states preferred as I reside in Lagos

kdaagema@gmail.com

Thanks for letting me know. Do you have any standard price quote?
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by Kennyprince: 4:03pm On Apr 18, 2020
joyoftheearth:


Thanks for letting me know. Do you have any standard price quote?
. Depends on what you want to do sir.

Chat WhatsApp.

08105450310

Iam in Ikorodu Lagos
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by benzion72(m): 7:29pm On Apr 18, 2020
joyoftheearth:


I am located in Ijebu. We have other people on this forum that can get you genuine land at affordable price like lesgupnigeria etc. Please do your own background work on that end too.

Hmmmmmmmm
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by 4starstunna(m): 10:42am On Apr 19, 2020
if you intends to go into livestock or crop production ,you will need a manager.cal/WhatsApp.08108001365.B.Sc.Animal Science. Thanks. location: Anambra state.

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Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 9:12pm On May 03, 2020
We currently have about 10 farmers in diasporan on our WhatsApp Group. Email me to join the group. This is a good avenue to ask question.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by waleyp(m): 10:58pm On May 03, 2020
I need angel investor in fish farming
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 7:29pm On May 10, 2020
waleyp:
I need angel investor in fish farming
At this point, we are only into sharing knowledge and tips not investing.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by waleyp(m): 7:44pm On May 10, 2020
i hear you
joyoftheearth:

At this point, we are only into sharing knowledge and tips not investing.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by loschivatos(m): 4:36pm On May 11, 2020
Tried(in proxy) many times got my fingers burnt. but not giving up, only paused till I can stay more time and handle things myself because is not just about biz/making money is about passion. I want to live and enjoy it.

Following.

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Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 10:46am On May 14, 2020
Unfortunately, I have heard many stories like this. A major source of pain for those not on ground is trust and management but some people have been able to make it work successfully. We can share lessons learned with each other.
loschivatos:
Tried(in proxy) many times got my fingers burnt. but not giving up, only paused till I can stay more time and handle things myself because is not just about biz/making money is about passion. I want to live and enjoy it.

Following.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by excanny: 1:53pm On May 14, 2020
Sorry, I will like to ask. Why don't you guys farm where you are based?


Is it difficult to set up a farm over there?


Are regulations tough? Are such businesses reserved for only for natives?


Have been wondering on this for a while. Hope I can get some understanding on it.

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Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by loschivatos(m): 4:28pm On May 14, 2020
joyoftheearth:
Unfortunately, I have heard many stories like this. A major source of pain for those not on ground is trust and management but some people have been able to make it work successfully. We can share lessons learned with each other.

You said it all, imagine planting season coming to end, just discovered nothing had been planted after all payments.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by loschivatos(m): 4:31pm On May 14, 2020
excanny:
Sorry, I will like to ask. Why don't you guys farm where you are based?


Is it difficult to set up a farm over there?


Are regulations tough? Are such businesses reserved for only for natives?


Have been wondering on this for a while. Hope I can get some understanding on it.
How I wish I could.
In my case, firstly it involves a lot of resources most especially finance. My dream is to live on a farm of at least 10 hectares of land (acquired)for animal farming. I can't afford 1 acre of land here.

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Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by excanny: 4:45pm On May 14, 2020
loschivatos:

How I wish I could.
In my case, firstly it involves a lot of resources most especially finance. My dream is to live on a farm of at least 10 hectares of land (acquired)for animal farming. I can't afford 1 acre of land here.



Where is this? Europe?
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by loschivatos(m): 5:01pm On May 14, 2020
excanny:


Where is this? Europe?

Yes
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 6:16pm On May 14, 2020
loschivatos is right. It is super duper expensive over here. You have to borrow money from bank if you qualify even then the market is saturated with products and farmers losing money. Africa is an expanding green field that require much less capital.
excanny:
Sorry, I will like to ask. Why don't you guys farm where you are based?


Is it difficult to set up a farm over there?


Are regulations tough? Are such businesses reserved for only for natives?


Have been wondering on this for a while. Hope I can get some understanding on it.

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Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by excanny: 6:20pm On May 14, 2020
joyoftheearth:
loschivatos is right. It is super duper expensive over here. You have to borrow money from bank if you qualify even then the market is saturated with products and farmers losing money. Africa is an expanding green field that require much less capital.

I understand the case of Europe because of the small land mass.

Does this also apply to America with abundant land mass too?
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 6:28pm On May 14, 2020
America has land but with strict expensive regulation and zoning. This is why single farmers are closing shops across US and forming co-operatives. Also, whats the point of farming here when you dont have as much opportunity as in Africa.
excanny:


I understand the case of Europe because of the small land mass.

Does this also apply to America with abundant land mass too?
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by excanny: 6:35pm On May 14, 2020
joyoftheearth:
America has land but with strict expensive regulation and zoning. This is why single farmers are closing shops across US and forming co-operatives. Also, whats the point of farming here when you dont have as much opportunity as in Africa.

What do u mean by expensive regulation and zoning?

What would be the cheapest cost of an acre of agricultural land in US?
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 11:10pm On May 14, 2020
It means it cost to do farming while meeting regulation. Price of acre depends on location. You can look it up online.
excanny:


What do u mean by expensive regulation and zoning?

What would be the cheapest cost of an acre of agricultural land in US?

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Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 2:36pm On May 20, 2020
If anyone is interested in mature Hybrid Tenera palm oil seedling, we have a group member that wants to sell at a very good price of 300 naira.

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Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by pawn89(m): 3:14pm On May 20, 2020
Farming in the US is not just expensive, the kind of things you will have to do as a farmer just to turn a profit is almost inhumane, I hear speculations that farmers introduce all sort just to rapidly increase the growth time of crops.

We are what we eat, so when you have a produce that is saturated with so much chemical just to improve production rate in a bid to turn a profit and with little "natural" nutrients, the consumers end up for health problems over time.

Personally, I feel Africa is among the best place for Agricultural produce were the vegetables and fruits are not made of artificial or chemically induced nutrients.

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Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 9:48pm On May 26, 2020
We have 6k seedling available.
joyoftheearth:
If anyone is interested in mature Hybrid Tenera palm oil seedling, we have a group member that wants to sell at a very good price of 300 naira.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by Nigerfine3: 10:04pm On May 26, 2020
excanny:
Sorry, I will like to ask. Why don't you guys farm where you are based?


Is it difficult to set up a farm over there?


Are regulations tough? Are such businesses reserved for only for natives?


Have been wondering on this for a while. Hope I can get some understanding on it.
Where I live, it’s far from the areas you can farm. Their farms are very big and that instead of small farm you bettter get a paid job. The regulations are tough also. Some farmers inherited it from family.
Re: Farmers In Diaspora - Let's Meet Here by joyoftheearth: 10:37pm On May 26, 2020
A lot of farms in the west are inherited. The regulation is also very tough.
Nigerfine3:

Where I live, it’s far from the areas you can farm. Their farms are very big and that instead of small farm you bettter get a paid job. The regulations are tough also. Some farmers inherited it from family.

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