There is a 9% decline in the revenue made from the top 10 agricultural products in the first quarter of 2019, while the revenue of agricultural products export dropped from N91.2 billion generated in the last quarter of 2018, to N82.3 billion.
Meanwhile, a closer look into the data shows that certain items which were not listed among the top ten export the previous quarter made the list as demand for their exports surged in the last quarter.
1. Sesamum seeds, whether or not broken: Sesamum seeds have been Nigerias agricultural product export biggest earner for the past years. In the first quarter of 2019, Nigeria made the sum of N39.6 billion from the export of the product.
4. Cashew nuts, in Shell: Cashew nuts are Nigerias 4th biggest agricultural export product. In the first quarter of 2019, the country generated a total sum of N4.3 billion. The product maintains the same spot it occupied in the last quarter of 2018.
5. Other frozen shrimps: Nigerias 5th biggest export product changed in the last quarter as frozen shrimps climbed two steps up. In Q1 2019, revenue generated from the export of frozen shrimps was estimated at N2.40 billion.
6. Other quality raw cocoa beans: In the first quarter of 2019, revenue made from the export of other raw cocoa beans was estimated at N1.39 billion. The product ranks Nigerias 6th biggest agricultural export product.
7. Ginger: Nigerias export market for ginger returned in the first quarter of 2019 after the ginger product did not make the list of Nigerias top agricultural export products in the last quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, it ranks Nigerias 7th biggest agricultural export products in Q1 2019, generating N1.35 billion.
9. Cashew nuts, shelled: Cashew nut export is Nigerias 9th biggest agricultural product export, generating the sum of N1.21 billion in terms of export revenue. Revenue generated dropped from the N1.67 billion generated in the last quarter of 2018.
10 Agro-food items: Agro-food items complete the top ten of Nigerias biggest agricultural products export. The product export rose to make the list for the top ten in Q1 2019 and generated the sum of N922.6 million.
What are the top hottest non-oil export products in Nigeria? How do I make money by exporting non oil products? How do you tap into the multi-billion dollar non-oil products export industry? Well, if you have interest in the non-oil export sector of Nigeria, or you are a foreign investor looking for a high yield business opportunity; then read on.
According to statistics by the Chamber of Commerce, the non-oil product export sector is rapidly on the rise. Thanks to the Federal Governments policy and support for the non-oil industry especially agriculture. Now to make money as a non-oil products exporter in Nigeria, you must first assess your companys export readiness.
Are you really prepared for the challenges and protocols of exporting? Are you prepared to adhere to strict international standard and clients specification? These are questions you must answer before venturing into the export business.
Secondly, you must prepare an export marketing plan. To do this, you must research and select your target market. Your plan must also include details that will help you determine the best methods of delivering your product or service to your target market.
Next, you need to develop a sound financial plan; and understand the legal aspects involved in international transactions. Now since I have made the above points clear, below are 25 hottest profitable non-oil export products in Nigeria.
Cassava flour has very close substitute in garri, yam flour, plantain flour etc. This notwithstanding, it is a very popular food item that is easy and fast to prepare. The raw material for this project is cassava tubers. The raw material is available all over the federation.
The machinery, accessories and equipment needed to produce good quality cassava flour are cassava peeler, cassava tuber, grinder, sieve, dryer, fermentation tank, sealing /sewing machine and international standard measuring scale. All of the above can be fabricated locally for any capacity required by investors. There is a ready market in Europe, America and Middle East.
Cotton is the most important natural fiber of the 20th century. The efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria towards the development of the nations cotton sector received a boost recently, as the National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) got a lifeline of N33 million to enable the sector bounce back to life.
You dont have to buy their food and you may not have to spend much to create an abode for them. The beauty of it all is that the snails reproduce rapidly. They are capable of producing hundreds of eggs, which hatch into snails. It is now possible to produce 1,000,000 snails worth more than N5 million twice a year.
Ginger is one of the most important articles of trade in the world spice market, where it is found fresh, dehydrated, preserved powdered and other forms. Though, Nigeria is among the Worlds largest producers of ginger. Gingers flavor and colour vary with its origin and harvesting, storage and processing conditions.
Presently the world footwear and leather products sector is moving from high-cost industrialized countries to developing countries and many developing countries (Nigeria inclusive) have strong potentials in this sector regarding raw material and human resources, but have mainly remained suppliers of raw and semi-finished products.
The raw materials for leather and its products are mainly from livestock, and Nigeria is endowed with the third largest livestock population in Africa. Raw materials availability has been acknowledged as a basic comparative advantage towards the export of leather and leather products.
Palm kernel oil (PKO) is extracted from the kernel of palm. It should not be confuse with palm oil, which is obtained from the pulp of fruit of the palm. Palm kernel oil has a light yellow color and it has a milder flavor than palm oil. It is often used in the manufacture of various cosmetic, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries.
Palm kernel cake (PKC) as a by-product in the milling of palm kernel oil. Palm kernel cake is considered a medium grade protein in feed, containing 14.6% to 16.0% crude protein, useful for fattening cattle either as a single feed, with only minerals and vitamins supplementation or mixed with other feedstuff. It has also become the main ingredient in daily cattle ration.
Palm kernel cake is commonly exported, mainly to Europe. It is delivered in bulk via vessel or pack in bags for easier handling and distribution. Lately, it is also used as Biomass fuel in Europe especially united kingdom to provide heat and energy. The cake is demanded by feed millers and by exporters.
There is no doubt that Nigeria produces yam in abundance. In every state of the country, yam is available. It is estimated that over 30% of the harvested yam tubers are lost as waste, but due to the availability of processing and preservation mechanism it is easy. The machinery and equipment needed to process yam flour are:
If there is a country that should take this project very seriously, it is Nigeria. It is the worlds largest producer of yams (over six million metric tones) accounting for over 50% of its output. Of this output, only about 5% (300,000 MT) is put into industrial use by way of chips and flour.
Nigerians can now tap into the $31bn US Booming Garment Market. When AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) came into effect, many Nigerians saw a window of foreign exchange earning in the textile and garment section of the act and keyed into it.
Such Nigerians now earn millions of dollars from garment and textile exports to the US annually. Nigerias textiles and apparels have been granted duty-free passage into the United States where a large market exists for ethnic African fabrics and designs.
Like many trees, the cocoa tree produces fruit. Inside this fruit are seeds known as cocoa beans. When cocoa beans are crushed and pressed, cocoa butter and cocoa powder are released, both of which are essential to chocolate making. The smooth texture, sweet fragrance and emollient property of cocoa butter make it a popular ingredient in cosmetics and skin care products, such as soaps and lotions.
Because of its high stability, cocoa butter is also used in a variety of health and beauty products as well, such as lotions, facial products, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. This product is in high demand in UK and America.
Gum Arabic is produced by Acacia trees and occurs within the Sahel Ecological zone of Nigeria. We are currently the third largest exporter of Gum Arabic in Africa, after Sudan and Chad. Its annual exports are estimated at 5,000 metric tons. The highest quality of Gum ArabicGrade 1is used in a wide variety of food, beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products, making the market for this grade of gum quite robust.
The Nigerian Gum Arabic season is December to April of the following year and the trading period of the product takes place between January and June of every other year. Newly established National Association of Gum Arabic Producers, Processors and Exporters of Nigeria (NAGAPPEN) chapters in each state have been the vehicle through which informal training has been conducted.
Cashews are found wild and cultivated in about 14 States in Nigeria but it has potential for cultivation in almost all part of the country. Actual production figure is not available, but is estimated to be around 50,000 tons annually. Over 80 per cent of it is exported raw and unprocessed to india, Vietnam and Brazil, where they are processed into kernels and sold for higher value in Europe and North-America.
In recent times, world market price of kernels has stabilized at $1.7 per pound for the benchmark grade W320. This consumer-friendly price is likely to sustain continued demand for the product, even as new low cost suppliers enter the international market. One cashew tree produces between 200 and 300 cashew nuts in a year.
The cry for alternative energy source has put CHARCOAL in the forefront in the global market. A large market exists in EU, USA and ASIA with prices ranging from $700 to $800 per ton, with about 40% return on Investment. This product is virtually available all over Nigeria as many local communities have perfected the technology of charcoal production.
Some known charcoal deports are found in places like Oyo, Isheyin, Saki Igbo-Ora, Ogbomosho- all in the western part of the country. We also have depots in Jebba, Omu Aran, Egbe, Kabba in the Central States. Charcoal is found in abundance also in Minna, Jos and Kaduna. Besides, an individual can produce his own charcoal wherever he/she is located.
The technology and art of making soap has been with us for a very long time. It is only the technology that has improved globally, which Nigeria investors can as well imbibe. Cosmetic and soap production, whether laundry or toilet, can be carried out in any part of the country. One can conveniently set up a virile and dependable plant using locally manufactured machinery and equipment.
Apart from the big Nigerian market, one can cash in on the high demand from the neighboring countries (whose citizens travel several kilometers to Nigeria to purchase their daily essentials) to embark on export, once the quality is good and price competitive.
Gallstone is clay-like solid substance found in the gallbladder of a matured cow or oxen. It is about the size of a peanut and can be as big as a pigeon egg. At times, they could be as big as ordinary eggs and can weigh between 15 and 18 grammes. They are collected by pharmaceutical companies abroad for medical purposes.
A good quality gallstone should be dried upon collection of some quantity say 100g, you can then parcel them and send to buyers abroad who then pay with hard currency immediately the parcel is received. Gallstone has a well-established market in Asia and America. The market is guaranteed and can take up as much quantity as supplied without any adverse effect on the price.
The Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN) has acquired costly equipment to act as a designated Central Testing Laboratory (CTL) in Nigeria. This accreditation would ensure that the Institute examines and certifies rubber produced in Nigeria for export.
The reality right now is that the increasing cost of sourcing rubber wood has made companies in Asia and buyers in the U. S. and Europe to search for cheaper sources particularly among rubber producing countries, of which Nigeria is a significant producer. The export market takes first quality rubber wood almost exclusively; a cubit meter of wood goes for between $250 and $350 depending on the quality
Shea butter or Shea nut butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory-colored natural fat extracted from fruit of the Shea tree by crushing and boiling. Sometime ago, the former Nigerian First Lady, Hajia Turai Umaru YarAdua invited Japanese Shea Butter experts to set up a factory that will train Nigerian women who have been known to be actively involved in the production of Shea butter in the country.
Capitalizing on Shea butter global popularity, Nigeria and Japan will team up to bolster female entrepreneurs in Nigeria and strengthen the countrys economy by increasing production of the nut-based fat. It is hoped that with Japan support and intervention and additional support from government, Shea butter production will witness new heights as a foreign exchange earner for Nigeria.
Sesame seeds (sesamum indicum) belong to the plant family Pedaliaceae. It is an important oilseed crop believed to have originated from tropical Africa. 25% of world sesame seed hecterage is planted in Africa and Nigeria is one of the major producers of sesame seed in Africa.
It is found predominantly in Benue and Jigawa States in Northern Nigeria. It is one of the oldest food and cash crop in Nigeria which is produced in 21 states of the Federation. The commodity ranks second to cocoa in terms of volume of export and foreign exchange earnings.
Global production in 2005 was put at 2.4 million metric tonnes with China and India as leading producers. Nigeria is the 5th largest producer of the commodity in the world with an estimated production of 120,000 metric tones annually.
Garlic is usually grown under irrigation by farmers as a cash crop in the Savanna zone of Nigeria, between the months of November and March. In Nigeria, however, reliable production figures are not readily available due to paucity of published information on the production of this crop. Garlic is a product that can earn you foreign dollars in America and EU Countries.
Nigeria is known to be one of the major producers of pepper in the world. The implication of this is that we have the good weather that can readily support the growth and production of pepper in Nigeria. There are hundreds of different types of chili peppers that vary in size, shape, color, flavor and hotness.
This fleshy berry features many seeds inside a potent package that can range from less than one inch to six inches in length, and approximately one-half to one inch in diameter. Chili peppers are usually red or green in color.
Honey is primarily composed of fructose, glucose and water. It also contains other sugars as well trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Honey is manufactured in one of the worlds most efficient factories, the beehive. Honey is currently priced between US$ 10.00 AND US$12.00 per kilogram at international market. At the Nigerian market, genuine pure natural honey cost between N1000-N1,500 per litre.
The term poultry is generally used to refer all the domestic birds kept egg or meat purposes. Neighboring West East and Northern Africa Countries also depend on poultry eggs from Nigeria, as the weather for the production of poultry eggs is highly conducive in Nigeria compared to these neighboring countries.
Irrespective of the abundant animal feeds, which are readily available, there is also the export potential, which has not been tapped fully. For any person or corporate bodies looking for a project that will generate income on a daily basis, poultry egg production is one of such project.
The Nigerian market provides huge export market opportunities for U.S. exporters of fruit juice concentrate. Nigerias fruit juice market has grown 60 percent over the last five years and this growth is due to increasing incomes of Nigerian consumers, an expanding middle class, and greater health-consciousness of consumers. The federal government on the 29th January 2003 announced the total ban of importation of fruit Juice (either in bottled or packaged form).
However, investors can import such in big drums or containers as raw materials in their industries, for repacking or rebottling in Nigeria. There are lots of natural fruit in the country namely: Mango, Citrus, Tomato, Paw-paw, guava, Pineapple to mention but a few. These fruits are produced abundantly in almost all states of the Federation and available in all Nigerian markets.
Nigeria is one of the tropical countries endowed with rich shrimp resources. With rich organic deposit arising from runoff, the Niger Delta region is the heartland of shrimp and oil production in Nigeria; having a production capacity of 12,000 metric tons (MT) per year. The major markets for the Nigerian shrimp in Europe are Belgium, Portugal, Spain, France and the USA. All are usually packaged in 2.2-kg packets into master cartons.
Nigeria realized N56 billion (US$380 million) from yam exports during 2008 according to figures released by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). World production of yam is 51.4 million tonnes per year out of which Nigeria accounts for an average of 36.7 million tonnes, Ghana for 3.6 million tonnes and Cote dIvoire for 4.8 million tonnes.
There are no specific standards for yam export, but intending exporters must seek information on the quality and phytosanitary regulations of the importing country as well as the product specifications required by the importer. Please remember, preparing for the world of international trade is a complex process. But with the proper knowledge and strategy, youll soon be on your way to world wide success.
Exports from Nigeria to other countries of the world is very lucrative and can build the countrys economy overnight. Why we are not exporting enough products from Nigeria to other countries is a mystery. I want to expose to you the top 20 items you can export from Nigerian and make dollars. People used to think that its only oil related products that can be exported from Nigeria. That is not true.
There are countless of law materials you can export from this country.In fact, it might really interest you to know that there are made in Nigeria goods that could be yielding enough foreign exchange to the country.
Exporting non oil products to other countries is not too difficult. All you need is to have a company that is export ready and adhere to the strict international standards guarding import and export. Start from the list below.
Ginger is one of the most traded spices in the world which Nigeria happens to be among the largest producers. Why we are not exporting ginger in large quantity is beyond me. You can start a Trans-Sahara or Trans-Atlantic trade with this goods and be making dollars on regular basis. Garlic is also on top of the list of items you can export from Nigeria.
Palm Kernel oil is the oil extracted from the pulp of palm fruit which is different from palm oil. Palm Kernel Oil is used for the manufacturing of various cosmetics, pharmaceutical products and confectioneries. The uses of this oil is broad and the mineral contents are said to be rich in protein for various uses. Nigeria has it quantum and makes dollars exporting it to other countries of the world.
This industry alone generates close to $32bn as revenue from export from Nigeria. It is also a fact that unlike other products that battles with high strict rules of tests, Nigerias textiles enjoy duty free passage into United States where it has the largest market in the world because of its unique designs, ethnic African designs and quality.
This is the real sources of chocolates of all types. The fruits of Cocoa is used for the production of various skin care products, health products, and pharmaceutical products. The demand for Cocoa is very high in both America and UK and that is why cocoa farming is very essential in Nigeria.
This is a clay-like solid substance gotten from the gallbladder of matured cow and oxen. The size could be as big as chicken egg. Gallstone is a hotcake for foreign pharmaceuticals because they use it for medical purposes. If you could lay your hand a good quantity of well dried gallstone about 100g that is well packaged, ready buyers are waiting for it in either Asia or America.
Nigeria has put in place proper Central Testing Laboratories to ensure that only certified products leave the country to Europe and America. Nigeria happens to be a significant producer of Rubber in Africa. A cubit meter of fine quality rubber goes for between $400 and $600 presently because of the instability of dollar rate in the market.
This may sound a bit strange if you are not from the area where it is produced in the country. Sesame seed can be found in quantity in places like Benue and Jigawa states in Nigeria. This product ranks second to cocoa in terms of export volume and foreign exchange earnings. Nigeria is the 5th largest producer of this commodity and shipping it into foreign countries brings dollars exchange.
Pure honey is another export commodity from Nigeria to other countries. Presently, a kilogram of honey costs above $150 in the international markets. Pure natural honey contains trace enzymes as sugar, mineral, vitamins and amino acids. A litre of honey can fetch good dollars in the foreign market.
Nigeria is presently the highest producers of yam. In 2009 alone, yam export accounted for about US$450 million exchange. But due to low quality, it is saddening to know that the country is not maximizing its export potentials of this products. So there is need for prospective exporters of yam to foreign countries to adhere to quality regulations that is guarding the process. Yam farmers must take this into consideration and tap from this opportunity.
This is at the fore front in the international market. This product which is produced in good quantity in Nigeria with now perfected technology, has about 50% ROI.Even an individual can own a charcoal production outfit and have exporters shipping it for him. A large market for charcoal exists in ASIA, EU, and USA. A tone of this product goes for about $1000.
This sector recently received a boost from the National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) of N33 million to rehabilitate it. Cotton is the most natural sources of fiber and it is in demand internationally.
We already know that Cassava is food for all in Nigeria because of various methods of preparing it. There is need for this in the foreign markets as well. The demand for well processed cassava flour is increasing both in Europe, Middle East and in America.
Almost every part of the country has the potential to produce this international commodity. Great quantity of unprocessed raw cashew nuts are exported to India, Brazil and Vietnam where they are processed into kernels and moved to the Northern America and Europe where they are sold for about $2 per pound. The demand is on the increase from these consuming countries.
If you can produce snails in good quantity, there is a ready market for you. Snails are hotcake in European and America. The good thing about this is that it is very easy to rear as it produces rapidly with close to nothing in expenditure for feeding.
Nigeria is blessed with good weather which supports the proper growths and production of the internationally accepted pepper. If you can grow and source for the export opportunity, you are sure to get it.
It may sound somewhat strange to many that Nigeria provide export opportunity for fruit juice concentrates. Yes, we have it because Nigeria can boast of so many naturally grown fruits all over the country which provides the best of fruit juice products of great quality. The opportunity for Nigerian fruits concentrate export is huge in USA.
Nigeria poultry farm products are still highly needed both within Africa and Western countries because Nigerian weather conditions for poultry farming still remains the best. Poultry products export from Nigeria is an avenue that is still highly untapped.
Nigeria has grown in this very important area but the only challenge that is holding us back is procurement of good technology to produce cosmetics in great quantity to compete favorably with other developed countries.
Soap making, which extends to other toiletries, laundries and so on are already export opportunity waiting to be invested in. Nigerian cosmetics products can be exported to other African countries where hey are badly needed.
Nigeria has big market in soap industry already which other neighboring countries travels thousands of kilometers to get in big quantities to sell in their countries for good profits. If that area is properly looked into, the investment opportunity there are still virgin. If well harnessed, could mean a huge opportunity for foreign exchange. This exchange will further improve the underused avenues of cosmetics and soap industry in the country.
If the exporters from Nigeria could strictly follow the rules guiding export, more avenues can be opened up for others who are aspiring to join in making export from Nigeria available to other countries around the world.
There is no better time than now to engage in the export of agricultural products than now as the government has put in place friendly policies to encourage farmers. Another factor to consider is the high exchange rate of the Naira to the Dollar. To export Shea butter and kolanut, you need to first identify your target market and ascertain that there is demand for these products. Secondly, your sources of supply should be reliable such that the likelihood of a break in supply is very minimal. Having a break in supply will not be good for an export business. Another important step is to register your business with the Corporate Affairs Commission. This should be followed by another registration with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council which promotes the export of non petroleum products. After registration,you should consider ways of attracting clients which will consist mainly of suppliers as well as CREDIBLE foreign counterparts. The creation of a functional website is necessary for this. Other requirements will be made available by the Nigerian Custom Service. It is therefore necessary to visit any customs office nearest to you for further details.
Hi Mr. Josh! Its good to be interested in this line of business due to its huge benefits. However,the field of exportation of products is vast. You will need to be specific on your particular area of interest. But I think the response to the question above might be of help. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us
Hi Mr. Josh! Its good to be interested in this line of business due to its huge benefits. However,the field of exportation of products is vast. You will need to be specific on your particular area of interest. But I think the response to the question above might be of help. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us
Good day Mr. Ayo Theres a growing interest among Nigerians to enter into this promising business opportunity. Whatever you are interested in exporting, there are general guidelines you must follow. These include conducting a general survey. Here,you must ensure that basic questions pertaining to the business are properly answered. These should cover the legal implications, available market for your products, as well as your sources of supply among other requirements. This should be followed by registering your business with the appropriate authorities which are the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC and th Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC. Sourcing for foreign clients should follow. Here, you need to know which local products are in high demand.through this, you can easily connect with these clients. The NEPC can help you with this. Another major requirement is to register with the Nigerian Custom Service where you will need to fill the NXP form as well as other documents such as the bill of exit, the bill of landing as well as several other requirements. Visit any NCS office nearest to you for further information.
Thank you a lot for your incisive supply of wealth to people who are hungry to make a headway to being self reliant. The service that government will give her citizens is what you have taken care to offer. Thanks a million times and shame on government.
Good day Mr. Chucks You are right to consider sourcing as an important requirement for starting an export business,as many people are only focused on demand from foreign clients, and not giving supply the attention it deserves. Lets focus on each. Kolanut is an important export crop which is in high demand. It is mainly produced in the Southwest states of Oyo, Ogun Osun and Kwara. Bitter kola is mostly cultivated in the southern part of the country. Kaduna state is where you find ginger in commercial quantity and leads other producing states such as Gombe, Bauchi and Nasarawa. It is important to form networks within these states if you are interested in starting anything meaningful. The procedure for export is same as those answered in above. You are free to ask further questions if you are not clear
Hi,I must say am impressed by your extensive research into potentially worth doing businesses. I am particularly interested in kolanut exportation and would like to get more insight from you. I want a detailed lead and if you dont mind I would appreciate having your personal link,like whatsapp, email or mobile number. I really need to get started as soon as possible. Thanks
Mr. Agu, your enthusiasm is shared by us and many other members of this community. Questions similar to yours have been asked by others. You may like to go through earlier asked questions. Adequate responses have been given to these questions. Kolanut is a highly sought after product internationally and your choice to embark on this line of business is highly commendable. It is important that you establish contact with producers of this product who are mostly found in Southwestern Nigeria. From there, you can embark on the export of your products after meeting all other requirements such as registration among others as answered in previous questions
Please, I would like to know the prices of the this commodities in dollars per ton and container from Nigeria. Am just trying to respond to a demand from international buyers. As soon as am through with them I would definitely get back to you for sourcing and necessary arrangements. The products are sesame seeds, cashew, cassava and cocoa beans. Thank you in anticipation.
Okoro Sunday is my name and I work with Soulmate Industries Limited. We are into the manufacturing of beauty care products. Our products are ranked among the best in the country and also compete favourable with her foreign counterparts. At present, we need export distributors who will buy and export to other countries of the world. The company is there to give out every necessary assistance.
Our company is called apasynergy and we are registered exporters with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council and we currently have 1400 bags of charcaol on ground in oyo if anyone has a contract and is intrested here is my phone number
To source many of this things are not difficult. Most of us, like me grow up where cashew and palm oil are found abundantly. The problem has always been how to connect interested foreign businesses that are genuine. How one get such link?
Hello sir, kudos for the job well done. Please, I have interest in starting mini-export i.e. small-scale export of products like ginger, garlic, yam flour, fruit juice, chili pepper, kola nut, bitter kola etc please can you link me up with some buyers? I look forward to a positive response from you asap. Thanks and God bless you sir.
We are o.brianharveyland limited, We specialized in the exportation of Nigerian Grown agricultural raw materials to various countries in the world. like export Dry Ginger, Dry Turmeric, Hibiscus Flower, Soya beans, Sesame seed, tiger head nut, moringa seed and moringa powder, alligator pepper , donkey skin, baobab powder, Chilly pepper, Shea Nut, Shea Butter, Mellon, yellow corn, pea nut just to mention few.
I am interested in buying Sesame seed from Nigeria. Can you please give a detailed quotation on FOB base. I will import it to Turkey. Lithosera Dis Ticaret Ltd. Sti. Istanbul Turkey Mr. Metin Dilek Gen. Manager.
thanks for the update . please how can one get contacts of client to whom you supply these goods outside of nigeriain Canada to be precise. am more interested in textiles ,ginger,garlic and yam. thank you
Hello Sir, I have an existing business, its registered with UAC. I wish to start up an exportation business. I want to export palm oil, ginger and garlic. I want contacts that would be interested to buy abroad.
Hello,interested buyers , my company exports undiluted pure honey all over the world . Interested buyers should send us an email we send free samples for test and when its tested ,you can get back to us.
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The R&D Centre in Abidjan, Cte dIvoire opened in 2009; is the only one of this kind on the African continent. It is established on two sites, Abidjan and Yamoussoukro. Through its research program, the R&D Abidjan contributes to the deepening of agriculture and local raw materials knowledge; and works on the development of traditional African ingredients with a focus on improving their agronomic, nutritional and organoleptic qualities, in order to make them meeting the tastes and needs of African consumers.
Consumers and stakeholders increasingly want to know what is in their food, where it comes from and how it is made. Our responsible sourcing activities help provide that information, ensuring the integrity and sustainability of our business and providing a foundation for compliance for our raw materials.
We work directly with over 700000 farmers globally and many more are in our supply chain. The farmers and their many workers are critical to a secure, long-term supply, and to our success, but our supply chains can be complex, with many difficult and sensitive challenges.
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A common and traditional definition of agro processingrefers to the subset of manufacturing industrythat processes raw materials and intermediate products derived from the agricultural sector. Agro processing industry thus means transforming products originating from agriculture, forestry and fisheries to finished product.
The potential for agro-industrial development in the developing countries is largely linked to the relative abundance of agricultural raw materials and low-cost labor in most of them.[i] In a study conducted by UNDP which involved Individual in-depth interviews with major agro-processing firms, it was revealed that an overwhelming $10billion Private Sector Investment Opportunities existin the agro-food industry. whichincludes:
However, little attention has been given to the value chains through which agricultural products meet end users within the country and abroad. The magnitude of opportunity losses caused by this neglect becomes obvious if one considers the added value and employment gains that can be generated along agro value chains from commodity to consumption.
While developed countries add over US$200 of value by processing one tone of agricultural product, developing countries add less than US$50. Furthermore, while 98% of agricultural production in developed countries undergoes industrial processing, in developing countries barely 30% is processed. Yet agro processing industries in developing countries generate 40% to 60% of manufacturing value added and agro industrial products account for as much as half of their total export.[iii] Examples of some produce that worth a lot more if exported its processed form include Sorghum, Cassava, Rice, and Frozen chicken among others.
1. Employment creation and generation of income The agro industry has the capacity to absorb a vast amount of manpower in the primary and secondary level of production. Due to the seasonality of agriculture, a production season may experience high and low demand for labour on the farm. Conversely, after harvesting the processing industry can absorb a whole lot of manpower thus creating jobs for the unemployed and generating income for their livelihood.
2. Contribution to a nations GDP and manufacturing industry Most developed countries like Brasil and some Asian countries get huge returns from the export of agricultural products mostly in their processed forms, example is rice. Majority of the inputs in the manufacturing industry are agricultural products. Rubber Latex is used as a raw material in the shoe and tyre industries.
3. Promotes socio-economic development Strong synergies can exist between agro-industry, agriculture and poverty alleviation. Agro-industry provides capital and services to farmers (e.g. seeds and equipment, training, production and market information), promotes entrepreneurship, raises demand for agricultural products and connects farmers with markets through the handling, processing, marketing and distribution of agricultural products. As a result, productivity and quality of agricultural production, farm returns, and economic stability for rural households, food security and innovation throughout the value chain can be enhanced.
4. Regional stabilization and sustainability The dense population of the urban areas can be mitigated by adequately developing economic activities in the rural region. Making agriculture lucrative for the rural inhabitants will curb excess migration and foster economic sustainability for the region.
5. Integration into global markets- Most of what we produce are consumed in the country with only a little portion being exported. This is due to the fact that we barely produce enough to meet our local demand which in turn fosters importation of supplementary products. With the current attention the agro industry is receiving, production are geared towards making Nigeria an Agric export country giving us the opportunity to compete in the global market.
6. Improving food self-sufficiency: Processing can also extend the period of availability of food products, reducing the hungry gap between harvests and mitigating the seasonal rise in food costs at these times, which puts so many people a nutritional risk. Several new technologies and refinements of traditional procedure are now available for rural people to use at village level
1. National and Regional Policies- There is no separate policy articulation for the development of agribusiness except for the brief objectives stated in the 1988 Agricultural Policy for Nigeria document for agricultural commodity processing. The objectives of that section of the agricultural policy are stated as follows
There is no specific national policy that focuses on the development of agribusiness as an important sub-sector especially in the areas of agricultural commodity quality standardization, storage, processing, packaging, haulage, and marketing. The Nigerian industrial policy is outdated and inconsistent with the situation of today. The last industrial policy was formulated in 1985 and ever since then the government has been unable to come out with a comprehensive industrial policy for Nigeria. [iv]
2. INFRASTRUCTURE- The most serious business problem in Nigeria is the state of infrastructure and the biggest infrastructure problem is electricity. According to a survey infrastructure problems are nearly two and a half times worse than the next biggest problem finance. The deficiencies in the supply of electricity are, by far, the biggest infrastructure problem as reported by 94 percent of the firms in their sample survey.[v]
The response mechanisms to the notorious inefficiency in public electricity supply include private provisioning, where firms purchase and use their own electricity plants, factor substitution, where firms adjust machinery from electronic to mechanical or manual; output reduction where firms reduce their output and product substitution were firms reduce the range of their products in the market. These responses are costly, as they lead to low capacity utilization, reduced output, and high production costs. These costs are in the final analysis transferred to the final consumer while some firms in the recent past have considered relocating their plants to Ghana and Cte dIvoire.
3. Finance-The next major problem in the Nigerian business sector is the high cost of funds arising from the depreciation of the local currency (Naira) against major currencies coupled with high lending rates and extreme difficulties in accessing credit for working capital, especially for small agribusiness ventures. Presently, the lending rate has been allowed to float and in some banks it is as high as 25 percent. This situation however does not favour the development of the industry.
4. Unpredictable Government Actions There is a high level of uncertainty and lack of confidence in government and its intentions for the business sector especially with the inability to predict government policy. Uncertainty arises basically as a result of the conflicting objectives of government agencies. It is an oversimplification to speak of the government as there are in Nigeria, a plethora of agencies of government that oversee the workings of the business environment. For instance, while the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has the mandate of supervising farmers, the Federal Ministry of Industries oversees agribusiness firms and large industries, while the Federal Ministry of Environment oversees matters related to industrial waste and effluents.
The Federal Ministry of Finance along with the Central Bank of Nigeria control matters of credit, regulate the merchant and commercial banks, foreign exchange, interest rate, and import or export regulations. But inter-ministerial relations are almost nonexistent leading to implementation conflicts and this is one reason for policy inconsistencies in the Nigerian agribusiness environment.[vi]
5. Farm Constraints At the farm level, there are scattered irregular plots of subsistence smallholder production that characterize the Nigerian agricultural system. Geographically, farmers are dispersed and unorganized so that the cost of bulking and consolidating their produce for commercial supplies is enormous. To circumvent the problem of bulking logistics, it is often advised to put farmers into groups.
6. Market Information Service- Market-oriented production requires the use of a real-time market information service. Daily information on market prices can be found in newspapers for traditional export crops such as cocoa but is completely lacking for other crops of industrial importance such as rice, sorghum, cassava, maize, and horticultural crops. Existing market information services are of no assistance to farmers and agribusiness firms as information is collected monthly by public agencies, basically for research purposes. Hence, both farmers and agribusiness firms are forced to operate in a non-transparent and speculative business environment.
Many agribusiness firms and farmers are unable to ascertain beforehand where to buy or sell commodities in order to maximize profits and reduce the risks associated with marketing. This has created a class of market agents who have capitalized on this non-transparent market situation and lack of information to rip off both farmers and agribusiness firms in Nigeria. In general, the agribusiness sector in Nigeria is not price competitive and lacks service linkages to finance technology and export sectors due primarily to the absence of a national market information service.[vii]
However, inspite of the obvious challenges facing the agro processing industry, it is still a very profitable and lucrative venture as it is the only highly viable lee-way for escaping the looming economic issues facing the nation and the world at large. Developed nations have long taken giant steps exploring and benefitting from the opportunities it presents for total economic restoration on a personal, national and international level.
[v] Marchet. J. M. Nasir, J, Ramachandran V, Shah M. K., Tyler G., Zhao L 2001. Results of the Nigeria Firm Survey, Regional Program on Enterprise Development, Africa Region, The World Bank, Draft for Review.
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