Egg distribution is a very important aspect of poultry farming. Production of eggs is a major source of income for farmers who are into layer birds’ production. Eggs distribution in Nigeria is a very lucrative business because, the demand for egg is very high in Nigeria. Egg helps supply protein to the body, build cell membranes which helps in producing molecules in the human brain, and also rich in vitamin A.

Many poultry farmers produces eggs on their farms, but do not know how to market their products or reach out to their target customers. Egg distributors’ helps to bridge this gap by going to poultry farms, buying their eggs at reduced price and transport them to the retailers or end consumers. Egg distribution is a business that guarantees a steady flow of income so far you know how it works. Things to note when starting Egg distribution in Nigeria

Identify Your Target Market

Picking up eggs from farms is not the issue but your target market is what matters to you. Your target should be the highly populous environment. It could be markets anywhere, the mobility aspect makes you spread your distribution process all around. Once you know where and whom to distribute your eggs to, you will only need to go there directly. Read More

Starting up Poultry farm in Nigeria

Poultry farming is a prominent aspect of agriculture, which involves the rearing of birds. Poultry farming in Nigeria, is important to the provision of animal protein. Poultry farming in Nigeria, has not yet fill the gap of the required poultry products; hence it validates poultry farming as a lucrative business to venture in.
The unfilled gap, by the existing poultry farmers in Nigeria, provides an investment source for entrepreneurs, who however should know some secrets to be able to drive their poultry enterprise to success.
Things to consider when starting a poultry farm
To run a successful poultry farm, the poultry farmers, has to reflect on many subjects as the following:
Evaluation of market situation: Reliable market for the poultry farm inputs and products, is very important to the success of your poultry farm. Before venturing into poultry farming, it should be ensured that there is a reliable market for the purchase and sell of the poultry farm inputs and products at reasonable price. For start-up, survey on the sales of inputs as feed, drugs, farm equipment’s etc. demand of your poultry product (meat egg) in nearby restaurants, shops, households and the environs, help in the assessment of the market situation and for improvement in subsequent times. However, it is important to plan production according to the market situation and capital. Read More


Domestication of the grasscutter (also known as cane rat) is becoming a success story in Nigeria, where grasscutter farming has proven to be a profitable business. Because of its tasty meat, appreciated by all, regardless of ethnic origin or religion, grasscutters have been hunted locally to the point of extinction. For that reason, farmers have become interested in raising them in their backyards. Developing techniques for domestication and rearing of some of the heavily hunted wild animal species is a sensible way to produce protein-rich food for increasing human populations.
Grasscutter is capable of reproducing twice a year with litter size varying from two to six. They are primarily vegetarian and can be raised to maturity entirely on fresh grasses. They prefer plants with high moisture content and soluble carbohydrate.
General characteristics
Grasscutters are herbivorous rodents that feed mostly on a wide variety of grasses and drink very little water. They have sharp eyesight, a good sense of smell, are smart, quick and may jump as high as two metres. They are strong and, when caught by the tail, they sometimes rotate vigorously in order to detach it from the body for escape.
Grasscutters are active at night; they are sensitive to wind and dry food, which cause respiratory problems. They do not dig holes but rather use burrows made by other animals. They consume nuts, bark and the soft parts of grasses and shrubs, much preferring elephant grass and sweet potatoes. Read More


Commercial fish farming is not a new business idea. Nowadays, commercial fish farming has become a great income source and business idea for the individuals.
Some of the fish farmers are farming fish for personal consumption and some are farming in large scale for commercial purpose. All those small or large scale fish farms are contributing much in the total economy and nutrition demands.
The most important benefits of fish farming in Nigeria are enumerated below.
• Favourable weather condition of Nigeria makes setting up fish farming business very suitable
• Numerous species of fishes are available which are highly profitable for fish farming in Nigeria.
• High demand and price of fish in the market.
• Fish is a great source for food and nutrition. You can earn some extra money by setting up a fish farm along with meeting up your daily family demands.
• Commercial fish farming in Nigeria is a great source of employment and source of extra income


There are several business opportunities available in the agricultural industry and one good thing about the industry is that there is market for all the produce which the industry produce. Over the years, researchers and scientist have been reaching for ways to improve the agricultural sector. For beginners the investment costs are generally low, and the return on investment are decent. If you are looking to for opportunities in the agriculture industry, some of the profitable agricultural business ideas for young entrepreneurs are listed below:

Cassava farming: Cassava is the most important and regular staple food for Africans. The market for starch in Nigeria and other neighbouring countries in Africa is huge. But the lack of quality cassava processing facilities within the country is a huge business opportunity that you can take advantage of
Food processing and storage: is also one of the good agricultural business opportunities. Most of the food produced in Nigeria end up as waste because of lack of storage facilities Read More

6 Misconception about Agriculture.

According to the English Oxford dictionary misconception is a mistaken belief or a wrong idea about something or somebody. Misconception is also a conclusion that’s wrong because it’s based on faulty thinking or facts that are wrong. Take a look through the 6 common misconceptions in Agriculture right now:
Agriculture is practiced by the poor: the mind set and trend that agriculture is been practiced by the poor masses in Nigeria has led to citizens (especially our youth) having cold feet about practising Agriculture. Why such a mind-set? Why such a trend? The answer is simple “Ignorance” An average Nigeria youth wants a life which involves making money without working hard, and the ideal of laughing at farmers by our youth is alarming. It seems my point here is based on youth conception? Yes. Because they are the country’s tomorrow. An average Nigeria parent will reject their wards studying Agricultural related courses. But I keep wondering those food we enjoy. The meat we cherish, the fresh fruit will queue up for is planted/cultivated by somebody. If our mind-set on Agriculture can be changed, then there is hope for our country. You cannot drink oil (crude oil), you cannot eat limestone. Agriculture is the way forward. Read More

5 Reasons you are not making money from agriculture.

Have you tried to make money through agriculture without success? In this post I will explain some common reasons you have not be making money from agriculture. The agriculture sector is not a stroll in the park, not for most people. Making money from agriculture is not easy. It is simple, but not easy. There’s a difference.
It is simple if you can follow a few rules and work hard, you will be making insane amounts of money.
However, before you can become successful, you’ll need to overcome the different challenges that would come your way. I will list some of those challenges in this article. They are the most common reasons why most people don’t make money from agriculture.
lack of focus Read More

5 Important things to note when starting agriculture.

If you want to start a small farm business, you may be wondering which step to take first. You might not even have a land yet, but you are still thinking and planning for the time when the necessary resources will be available. Here are few important things to note:
What is motivating you to start agriculture?
What is motivating you to get into the practice of agriculture and leaving other sectors where, more money is to be made without having to work so hard for it? Any kind of agriculture involves a lot of hard work, it takes huge amount of responsibility, and is not the kind of venture that will get you rich quickly. Read More