As an Agribusiness expert, I've been asked several times of the opportunities that are in this sector for the elites. The answer is always simple; if you must make fortune through agriculture, you will have to look beyond now. You need to understand the trend and try to forecast what will happen to the sector in the next five to ten years and even 50. While I may not be able to tell you all the changes that will take place in the African food system, I can authoritatively say, the future of agriculture in Africa is not going to be cutlass and hoe. That era is fast fading away. We are in the era of information, and knowledge is going to play a pivotal role in this critical sector.
7 Countries, 19 Students, 3 trainers, and 2 weeks course. Imagine you are in a class where you are the youngest and your course mates cut across seven different countries, backgrounds, origins and different levels of experiences, such as professors, doctors, and actors, who have been practicing even before you were born. This is the … Continue reading MAKING AGRIBUSINESS WORK – My Tale of ICRA course
I have keenly observed the consumption pattern of fresh vegetable in Nigeria. Basically, the value chain comprises of both formal and informal. The formal value chain takes the route of the standard stores and supermarkets which have sophisticated technology for packaging, storage and distribution. The informal supply chain is made of local farmers, street vendors and market women with rudimentary packaging and storage and distribution technology. This supply chain is characterized by a high level of unhygienic conditions. Furthermore, as a typical characteristic of an emerging economy, it seems to me that as the income and education level increase, the consumption of more of these 'premium' food products increases. In other words, they seem to be mainly an elitist food, as the people at the bottom of the pyramid (BOPs) seem not to be able to afford the high cost of good quality of these premium products but rather choose to go for cereals and legumes alternatives which are cheaper. What's the implication, from a business perspective?
Just like many other emerging economies, Nigeria's agricultural value chain is majorly informal, comprising of smallholders in rural areas who produce at a very small quantity; and middlemen who purchase and aggregate these products which are then sold to sell to the end users. In addition, due to the wide variety of vegetation distribution across … Continue reading THE ROLE OF EFFECTIVE ROAD TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IN NIGERIAN FOOD SYSTEMS
While working with some networks of poultry farmers, we discovered that one of the major problems they are facing is access to quality feeds. It is either the cost of feed is too high, or it's not providing the birds with the required nutrients, or sometimes both. In response to this, Ajaoko agribusiness Academy is … Continue reading WHY YOU NEED TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN FEED
Maximizing the full potential in food and agriculture will definitely be a very wise decision to make as it will put you in a strategic position to take your own share of the national cake. Ajaoko Agritech Limited is a reliable partner for your agribusiness success this year.
We know agriculture is practical, but let me remind you that so is medical practice: surgical blades are not just handed over to anyone for surgical purposes; they must have a good theoretical knowledge before going to the practical (i.e. getting it right on paper before taking it to the field). What if we practice agriculture that way? Learn More
ALIFA OJONUGWA NICHOLAS Eating good food sometimes require reasonable spending even though money spent on good food is money well spent. However, where money is limited, it can take a lot of skills and careful shopping to get the best value with minimum cost. There are several ways to cut cost on food shopping. Below … Continue reading BUYING MORE FOOD WITH LESS MONEY – 9 SUGGESTIONS