Using innovative ideas to make money in: Crop Processing and Packaging

packaged ijebu garri

packaged ijebu garri

Been a long time since my last post: Using innovative ideas to make money in: Crop Farming. I hope you enjoyed the ideas shared and are already applying the action plan. I have been busy with some projects, especially organising what would be the biggest Youth Strategic Development Programme in Nigeria, involving 5,000 youths across the nation and enlightening them on the various opportunities available in the business sector, especially Agripreneurship and how they can be self reliant!

Anyway, back to the main topic for today. There are various food products you can add value to that will fetch you cool cash, have you ever thought of blending Mallow Leaves (Ewedu in Yoruba) and packaging them in small containers at a price 5 times the retail price of the fresh leaves!

Other products you can add value to by processing and packaging include: Cassava tuber:
Cassava Flour, Garri, Odourless fufu(wet fermented cassava paste), Cassava starch, Lafun( dried fermented cassava paste), cassava flakes.

Plantain: dodo (fried ripe plantain), kpekere (fried unripe plantain), Plantain flour.

Cocoyam: Cocoyam chips, cocoyam starch and cocoyam flour.

Tomatoes, Pepper & Onions can be blended together and packaged in small fancy containers.

There are numerous Agricultural Products you can add value to, by processing, packaging and branding…The other day I was at the University of Lagos, I saw someone who branded Igebu garri and packaged it in attractive pack!

Watch out for the next on the Series, titled: Using innovative ideas to make money in: Animal Farming

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About kalusam

I am a graduate of Agriculture with options in Soil Science and Meteorology from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike- Nigeria. I am the lead Agribusiness consultant at Agritechnovate Solutions Entreprises. I have underwent several trainings, conferences and studies in Agriculture and entrepreneurship with University of Maryland, U.S.A , IHAV Foundation Conference, Association of Africa Business School (AABS) Agric business Launch to mention but a few. As a young farmer and entreprenuer with a passion for research and writing, I use this blog to share my experiences as well as inform Youths of the opportunities available in Agriculture and Entrepreneurship. Follow me on twitter: @kalusamanya Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kalusam Skype: kalusam WHatsapp: +2347036931636
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One Response to Using innovative ideas to make money in: Crop Processing and Packaging

  1. olawaleojo says:

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    make money in: Crop Processing and Packaging

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