Connecting & Empowering Nigerians - Worldwide!
The invention of faster internet connectivity and powerful online tools has resulted in a new commerce arena. Low operational costs and better quality of services are the results driven opportunities on internet based commerce. Online unit taxation for awareness on where to sell or manufacture service at your door step or distant sales factored in currency consideration can grow team and independent skill and professional enterprise. Farm produce on food, cash crop and services on a platform that can enable market flow in a cycle.
Cost of living in Nigeria is 51.18% lower than the aggregate data for all cities, after appraising the situation in a number of our markets, if not all, the ministers observed that there was food everywhere and as such reported that the rising cost of food in Nigeria could not be due to shortage. In other words, recession notwithstanding, food supply exceeds demand in Nigeria and as such food ought to be so cheap that even a pauper in the country should not be hungry.
Government needs to support policies that can protect us from exploitation by the suppliers. By doing this, basic goods will become affordable to all the citizens. Irrespective of the arguments against it, I strongly think when that is done, the rate of inflation will be controlled. They can do this by ensuring that all the producers in the market has a minimum income for their producers.”
According to Nigerian leadership, the task force has implemented actions set to reduce food prices in our current administration have reports of bumper harvests in parts of the country, the prices of food stuff still end up high, while some of the produce even end up wasted due to a number of reasons preventing effective transportation delivery to the markets. Nigeria is currently experiencing a serious food crisis in its history. Before now, the country spent over $350million on rice importation alone. The recent escalation of food prices call for sober reflection particularly as successive governments in the country have failed to address the increasing high cost of stable food in the country. E-commerce will be given much priority; and most transactions will be done without stress and above all, the quality of life will increase.
The average Nigerian farmer is still making use of outdated farm tools. Farm tools for example, cutlass and hoe as their fore-fathers used many centuries ago. Do you also know that instead of using some affordable modern agricultural technique or simple machine; farmers in this part of the world have repeatedly adhered to various archaic agricultural method and practice that were copied from their ancestors. The use of these kind of archaic and outdated tools and technique constitute a very great set-back in the country’s quest for increased food and agricultural outputs. In my view, one of the most serious problem of food and agriculture in Nigeria is leadership, Mismanagement, embezzlement and corruption of public funds and very common within Nigerian government officials. Food and agricultural industrialization and privatization is supposed to eradicate global hunger and poverty but the reverse is the case in Nigeria. Forest destruction and over-grazing of animals has really turned a lot of Nigeria’s farm land into deserts. Many delicious and juicy fruits, vegetables and cash crops are largely produced from Nigerian farming communities. But, do you know that very great percentage of these delicious organic farm products often get damaged or wasted before getting to the final consumer. In this kind of situation, one of the major problems that is facing the helpless local farmers is the lack of adequate food storage and processing facilities as commented by consultants in agriculture. The farm produce and selling price at the market can create a diverse acceptance for overcoming one of the hazards of consumption. Farming in Nigeria has taken a dramatic turn to better directions in recent years, creating jobs and opportunities for Entrepreneurs who dare to go into farming Business. Millionaires are currently being made every year through Farming in Nigeria and there is no end to the prospects of creating more and more wealth through farming in the coming years. Suburb areas and estates in the vicinities can provide a scheme to tag along with the recessional solutions. Service delivery to the customers is one challenge-solution for more customers. E- commerce plus Networking on how to sell, where to sell what you like to sell, when you can sell more and why you are not selling?
Cultivation and food storage and processing substances without danger to health reasoning and price cons, thereby creating channels for expanding selling networks and easy areas where they can be available to customers can be a long lasing heritage over the recessional rise of liquid kerosene fuel and developmental solutions to electricity and road selling guidelines with amicable policies that keep customers. Brand endorsements for veterans in the entertainment industries on flag-on for local currency overrate.
Agriculture is the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy, employing approximately two-thirds of the country’s total labor force and contributing 40 percent to Nigeria’s GDP (IFAD 2012). Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cassava, yam, and cowpea; yet it is a food-deficit nation and depends on imports of grains, livestock products, and fish (IFAD 2012). Of an estimated 71 million hectares of cultivable land, only half is currently used for farming; there is similar potential for an expansion of irrigation, which now only covers 7 percent of irrigable land. Most of the rural population farms on a subsistence scale, using small plots and depending on seasonal rainfall. A lack of infrastructure such as roads further exacerbates poverty in rural areas by isolating rural farmers from needed inputs and profitable markets (IFAD and World Bank 2012). Pressure from growing populations is also impacting already diminished resources, further threatening food production. Over-farmed land, deforestation, and overgrazing are severe in many parts of the country. Nigeria has a huge population of over 150 Million people, twice more than the populations of Zimbabwe and South Africa combined. The entire population of Nigeria depends on staple foods produced from farms and other farm produces for their daily meals and sustenance — and more than 80 percent of Nigerians buy their Farm Produce from the market. Nigeria has very large expanses of fertile farmlands laying fallow for nothing. Nigeria Land area when measured in sq km is about 910,770. The Land area of any country is the country’s total area, excluding areas that are considered to be water bodies. So, Nigeria has one of the biggest resourceful countries of Land in Africa of which 70 percent is available for Farming.
Nigerian Government is seriously turning it’s attention to promoting Farming in Nigeria to help boost food productions in the country and minimize foods importation. The government is willing to assist any would be Farming entrepreneur/investors with the necessary supports and logistics.
Nigerians have very high purchasing power, far more than any other indigenous Africans — we buy things here and we pay cash! Talk about parties, Nigeria is the most merriment people on earth — the foods used for parties and merriment in Nigeria yearly can feed four other African countries. By the time Nigeria attain it’s full capacity utilization is agriculture, Farming in Nigeria will become great foreign currency earner more than as it already is. The implication is that Nigerian Farmers will be able to earn in Naira and in Dollars as well as Euros and Pound Sterling. Importation of processed foods and cash crops can be on affordable export rate.
The prospect for Farming in Nigeria is so high that only a fool will ignore it. Having said that, let’s take a closer look at some of the types of Farming that does very well in Nigeria. Drought has become common in the north, while erosion and flooding is a major problem in the south. The likes’ of cassava yellow-garri snail vegetables okra maize have a sustained lucrative consumption rate in food processing and farm produce. Nigeria and developing countries have surmounted the recession with measures to call to quit the basic selling price and cost price Use of chemical fertilizers. A good example of diminishing returns includes the use of chemical fertilizers- a small quantity leads to a big increase in output. However, increasing its use further may lead to declining Marginal Product (MP) as the efficacy of the chemical declines. Revising into early hours of the morning. If you revise economics for six hours a day, you will improve your knowledge quite a bit. However, if you continue to revise into the early hours of the morning, the amount that you learn increases by only a small amount because you are tired. Employing extra workers. A cafe may wish to serve more customers during the busy months. However, employing extra workers may be difficult because of a lack of space in the café or outlet. Less food costing and processing facilities can project diverse keep up the naira and kobo with a satisfactory level of development for posterity in Nigeria financial capacity with clues for African growth. Nigerians have very high purchasing power, far more than any other indigenous Africans — we buy things here and we pay cash! Talk about parties, Nigeria is the most merriment people on earth — the foods used for parties and merriment in Nigeria yearly can feed four other African countries. By the time Nigeria attain it’s full capacity utilization is agriculture, Farming in Nigeria will become great foreign currency earner more than as it already is. The implication is that Nigerian Farmers will be able to earn in Naira and in Dollars as well as Euros and Pound Sterling.