Mechanized Maize Cultivation and Sales in Nigeria; The Feasibility Report.

Published - 26 Feb, 2019| Analyst - Foraminifera Market Research Limited| Code - fora/2019/mnezehacdi/580

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Nigerian agriculture is characterized by considerable regional and crop diversity. Analysis of this sector, particularly the food sub-sector, is fraught with serious data problems. However, the available statistics provide a broad overview of development in agriculture upon which we can make some broad generalizations about its role in economic development and structural change in Nigeria.

In the 1960s, the agricultural sector was the most important in terms of contributions to domestic production, employment and foreign exchange earnings. The situation remained almost the same three decades later with the exception that it is no longer the principal foreign exchange earner, a role now being played by oil.

The sector remained stagnant during the oil boom decade of the 1970s, and this accounted largely for the declining share of its contributions. The trend in the share of agriculture in the GDP shows a substantial variation and long-term decline from 60% in the early 1960s through 48.8% in the 1970s and 22.2% in the 1980s. Unstable and often inappropriate economic policies (of pricing, trade and exchange rate), the relative neglect of the sector and the negative impact of oil boom were also important factors responsible for the decline in its contributions.

One of the food crops grown in Nigeria is Maize. Maize (Zea mays, L.) is a staple food of great socio-economic importance in the Sub-Saharan Africa of which Nigeria is inclusive with per capital kg/year of 40. Nigeria has an annual maize production in excess of 7 million metric tons. In terms of volume produced, maize is the third most important cereal grown in Nigeria after sorghum and millet. It comes after wheat and rice in terms of world importance.

The total land area planted to maize in Nigeria is above 2.5 million hectares with an estimated yield of about 1.4 metric tones per hectare.

However, the unfolding performance of maize can be attributed to the fact that, bulk of the country’s farm, over 90% is dependent on subsistence agriculture (small holder farmers) with rudimentary farm system, low capitalization and low yield per hectare. Moreover, price fluctuation, diseases and pest, poor storage facilities and efficiency of resource utilization are the identified problems of low maize production in Nigeria.

The situation highlighted above has led to a deficit in supply of maize which current stands at about eight point five million (8,500,000) tones annually to the seven million (7,000,000) tones being supplied annually. This is a seller’s market and an opportunity for savvy investors to take position.

This report seeks to examine the financial viability or otherwise of establishing a mechanized maize plantation in Nigeria.

The size and locations of the farm is one hundred and ten (110) hectares of land located in Kogi State. One hundred (100) hectares would be used for the farm while the remaining ten (10) hectares would be used for the construction of the office, warehouse and other civil works.

The farm is expected to yield five (5) tons of maize per hectare with the use of improved seedling (Oba Super 2) which matures in four (4) months with two production cycle per annum.

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1.0 Business Overview 1.1 Description of the Business 1.2 Vision and Mission Statement 1.3 Business Objective 1.4 Value Proposition 1.5 Critical Success Factor of the Business 1.6 Current Status of Business 1.7 Description of the Business Industry 1.8 Contribution to Local and National Economy 2.0 Agricultural Practice 2.1.0 Varieties 2.1.1 Planting 2.1.2 Manures and Fertilizers 2.1.3 Weeding 2.1.4 Climate / Irrigation 2.1.5 Harvesting and Yield Herbicides 2.2 Factors of Production/ Cultivation 2.2.1 Soil Type 2.2.2 Diseases and Pests 3. Marketing Plan 3.1 Description of product 3.2 Product delivery 3.3 The Opportunity 3.4 Pricing Strategy 3.5 Target Market 3.6 Distribution and Delivery Strategy 3.7 Promotional Strategy 4. Cultivation / Production Plan 4.1 Description of the Location 4.2 Raw Materials 4.3 Cultivation / Production Equipment 4.4 Cultivation / Production Process 4.5 Production Cost 4.6 Stock Control Process 4.7 Pre-Operating activities and expenses 4.7.1 Operating Activities and Expenses 4.8 Project Implementation Schedule 5.0 Organizational and Management Plan 5.1 Ownership of the business 5.2 Profile of the promoters 5.3 Key Management Staff 5.3.2 Management Support Units 5.4 Details of salary schedule 6. Financial Plan 6.1 Financial Assumption 6.2 Start – up Capital Estimation 6.3 Source of Capital 6.4 Security of Loan 6.5 Loan Repayment Plan 6.6 Profit and Loss Analysis 6.7 Cash flow Analysis 6.8 Viability Analysis 7.0 Business Risk and mitigation factor 7.1 Business Risks 7.2 SWOT Analysis

Project Specification:

Plant Capacity: Not Applicable
Capacity Utilization: Not Applicable
Loan Tenor: Sixty (60) months
Interest Rate: Twenty-five percent (25%)
Moratorium: Twelve (12) months

Additional Info

Report Type: feasibility report
Formats of Delivery:
No. of Pages: MS Word - 35 pages and Excel - 6 pages
Report Code: fora/2019/mnezehacdi/580
Publisher: Foraminifera Market Research Limited
Price: ₦50,000
Release Date: 26 Feb, 2019 Updated quarterly.
Language: English
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