Welcome home valued reader.
Now that you are nursing the idea of become a great farmer, what type or kind of crops can your cultivate for profit?
This article gives explanations on the best crops that you can start cultivating immediately to make money from agriculture.
Now let’s get straight to the point.
1. Groundnut Cultivation Business:
For most of us in Ghana and Nigeria, we believe ‘peanut; is groundnut coated in flour, sugar and egg coating.
However, I will like to point out that groundnut is more popularly known as ‘peanut’.
Groundnut farming is one agro-business idea that will always sell, no matter the condition.
The reason is that groundnut has so many uses.
Groundnut can be eaten as a snack when boiled or fried.
It can also be used to produce peanut butter, groundnut oil.
Usually, any crop that has a variety of usage, like groundnut, is very easy to market.
If you can produce well enough groundnut on your farm, you will make so much money selling your produce.
You can sell your groundnut produce when they are freshly harvested to those who prefer to eat or sell boiled groundnuts.
Peradventure, your groundnut becomes dry after some time, you can sell them to manufacturing companies and small groundnut processing enterprises.
As long as the soil and climate condition of your area is good for cultivating groundnut, you should consider farming some groundnuts next season.
Before you do that, make sure you follow this groundnut cultivation process to make a bumper harvest.
2. Cassava Farming Business:
I so much love cassava farming particularly, and I will not hesitate to advise someone I love to go into the cultivation of cassava.
This crop is widely consumed in many African countries and in South America also.
Just like groundnut, cassava has also found itself so many uses.
Cassava can be boiled and eaten like a yam or processed into flour, chips, garri, starch and of course, fufu.
In fact, fufu production is one of the most popular uses of cassava.
Always consider farm produce that has a long value chain or a variety of usage first in choosing an agro-business venture.
The use of cassava as a substitute for flour production is growing rapidly.
You should expect that the demand for cassava will grow in the coming years as a result.
Just ensure you follow the steps in this cassava farming guide.
You are well on your way to making some cool cash from agriculture.
3. Cotton Farming:
You will agree with me perfectly that people will always wear clothes.
For an industry like the textile industry, We cannot overemphasize the importance of cotton.
Cotton is a cash crop that produces cotton which serves as a major component in the textile industry.
The cotton produce is spun into threads used majorly for producing textiles for garments.
I, however, discovered some years back that some currency notes are made with cotton.
I cannot even remember what led to that research. But, that is by the way.
Imagine a world with over 7 billion people who wear at least one piece of cotton material each day. OMG!!
This goes to show that there is a very large market for cotton and no matter what, you will make money selling cotton produce.
If you have the financial ability and a very large hectare of land to cultivate cotton, cotton farming is a good agriculture business idea for you.
Cotton is easily exported from one country to another and has a readily available market for it.
If you do things right, there are no limits to the income you can generate from growing cotton.
4. Ginger farming:
Ginger is a medicinal plant that is highly sought after in many markets both for its medicinal values and for its aromatic taste.
The crop is mostly grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the world and it comes with a lot of health benefits which include relieving muscle pain, nausea and constipation.
You can grow large quantities of ginger plant and sell them off freshly harvested, dried, powdered, or use it in the production of ginger juice.
Another way to make money from ginger is through foreign exchange.
In a recent report, China is the world’s largest exporter of ginger, yet there is still a high demand for the crop in the foreign market.
Ginger can also be processed into foods and cosmetics.
Talking about ginger being processed into foods, my stomach is now craving for some freshly prepared gingerbread.
I may consider preparing some this weekend with this awesome gingerbread recipe.
But for now, if you are thinking of starting a business around ginger cultivation, you need to first read this well-detailed ginger cultivation guide.
5. Mushroom Farming:
Mushrooms are naturally occurring fungi that can give you much money.
The profitability of mushroom farming in Nigeria is so much that if you invest in this agribusiness, you will no longer have money complains.
Mushrooms are a rich source of vitamins, protein, and minerals.
Most people prefer to have mushrooms in their meal to having meat or even fish considering its nutritional value and superior health implications.
Even though mushrooms are highly profitable, not all mushrooms are edible. Some are non-edible and are poisonous to man when eaten.
Do not just dabble into the agribusiness, make sure you receive adequate training on mushroom farming so that you can distinguish between the edible and non-edible mushrooms.
You will also learn how to correctly cultivate mushrooms so that they produce massively.
The reason why growing mushrooms deliberately to eliminate the possible danger of gathering the poisonous mushroom type is vital.
Before you start the business of farming mushrooms, you must have a dark shed or room for the mushroom.
The reason is that a mushroom is not a green plant with undergoes photosynthesis, therefore, it may not be needing so much sunlight to produce.
Other requirements include sawdust, Polythene bags, and Spawns/mushrooms seeds.
You will also be needing Urea/nitrogen fertilizer, Lime, water, ceiling machine, weighing scale, and a Refrigerator for storage.
If the more important requirements are available, you can start your own mushroom farming business today and start selling mushrooms to hotels, exporters and pharmaceutical companies within the next 21 days.
Thank you so much.