Rising domestic demand, coupled with a drop in exports, continues to set the trend for the pepper market. In Nigeria today, pepper is one of the most important spices used in making most Nigerian food. There is hardly a complete meal without the use of at least one variety of pepper.
There are plenty of benefits in the Poultry farming business; hence many farmers and investors prefer to invest in this business. People generally establish poultry farms for the purpose of producing eggs, meat, and generating high revenue from these products.
Fish farming in Nigeria, over the years, has become a lucrative business in the agricultural sector of the country. This agro-economic sector is a fast-growing business and is popular across every market and some strategic locations.
Growing the potatoes crop is usually from seed but from "seed potatoes"- small tubers or pieces of tuber sown to a depth of 5 to 10 cm. The purity of the cultivars and healthy seed tubers are essential for a successful crop. Tuber seed should be disease-free, well-sprouted and from 30 to 40 g each in weight.
Tomatoes are long-growing, heat-seeking, sun lovers! These warm-season plants do not tolerate frost. In most regions, the soil is not warm enough until April or May, but it depends on where you live. Tomatoes do need vigilant care, as the crop is susceptible to pests and diseases.
With the current strives by the government to implement various measures that boost the agricultural sector, experts says this has provided entrepreneurs and investors with a platform to key into the economic diversification policy of the government.
Nigeria is the fourth largest producer of turmeric with about 3% of the global annual production. Lack of awareness on the potentials and uses of turmeric is among reasons why most people do not go into its production. Turmeric production is left in the hands of a few farmers in Nigeria, most of who use crude implements in their farm operations.
Around the world, Cocoa is essential to the livelihoods of 40–50 million people, including over 5 million smallholder cocoa farmers who grow this valuable crop. In West Africa, 70% of the world’s cocoa market is produced with 90% of these crops coming from small farms that have less than 5 hectares of land (2017).
One of the most important spices used in making Nigeria food is Pepper. You can hardly find a complete Nigerian meal without the use of at-least one variety of pepper. Hence, Pepper production is an important crop production in Nigeria. With rising domestic demand, coupled with a drop in exports, Pepper continues to set the trend for its marketing and production. The main suppliers of the commodity to the global market are Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Brazil; while the major destinations for its export are the US, Europe, Japan and Australia. In Nigeria, the price of pepper has been subjected to seasonal fluctuation recently. There is a massive demand for pepper in the Southern-Western Nigeria from the Northern Nigeria despite that there is also possibility to grow this crop in the South West. This is an indication that demands for pepper is great and urgent in Nigeria, especially in the Southern Western Nigeria. Due to the drastic increase in domestic demand for pepper, there has been a decline in the quantity exported several producing countries. It is worthy of note that despite the production level of pepper in Nigeria, pepper is still being imported. This signifies that there is a need for an increase in the supply of pepper to make up for the increase in the domestic demand and to also give room for exportation.
Nigeria is one of the major producers of ginger in the world. Ginger is a well known crop in the Nigerian market with very high demand despite that it’s quite expensive. Ginger is a very popular commodity across the globe owing to its usefulness. It can be used in various industries like the food industry, brewery industry, pharmaceutical industry, beverage industry, cosmetics industry to mention a few. With the current strives by the government to implement various measures that boost the agricultural sector, experts says this has provided entrepreneurs and investors with a platform to key into the economic diversification policy of the government. Nigerian ginger is highly regarded in the international market for its quality and highly medicinal value. Specifically, its aroma, pungency and high oil and Aleoresin content are other distinct features of ginger products from Nigeria. In the Nigerian market, ginger is not only popular; it is a very high demand crop commodity. Exporting Ginger from Nigeria is very lucrative and easy to do. Nigeria is the largest exporter of dried split ginger. Nigeria has the 2nd largest production share of about 16% after India with a production share of 33.9%.
Nigeria is the fourth largest producer of turmeric with about 3% of the global annual production.
Lack of awareness on the potentials and uses of turmeric is among reasons why most people do not go into its production. Turmeric production is left in the hands of a few farmers in Nigeria, most of who use crude implements in their farm operations.
Oxford Green Farms shall be deploying its years of experience in open field farming and its revolutionary “Precision Farming” technologies, utilizing specialized agro prepared UAV’s (drones) to guarantee the success of this project