Essentials for a successful agripreneurs

Agripreneurs are a new breed of entrepreneurs combining their love of farming and agriculture with business. They are not really farmers and can range from any age group. A successful agripreneur is one who has the ability to think outside the box, recognizing opportunities which others could not see. Below are some of the essentials of successful agripreneurs:

  • Vision: “without vision, one is like a ship without a rudder and is in danger of drifting aimlessly”- John Walters. An agripreneurs must have a vision which drives him to achieve a goal, and be somewhat motivational so that he is constantly being reminded of what he is trying to achieve when the going gets tough.
  • Focus: when you have a vision, it will help you stay focused. Focus helps in the proper allocation and management of resourc Read More


Agric businesses are the most lucrative businesses in the world? Apart from the low-cost of start up and running the business, agricultural businesses turn out a huge profit of up to 100%. There is a whole lot of opportunities in there, with the increase in unemployment, young people are now embracing agriculture which was previously considered a dirty business reserved only for the poor.

Agriculture is not a way of life. It is not a social sector or a development activity, despite what people may claim. Agriculture is a business. And the more we treat it as a business, as a way to create wealth, the more it will promote development and improve people’s lives to boot.

While just as any other business, agriculture can be profitable, most people who venture into it or intend to, make little to no research on what to expect in the industry. They believe starting an agribusiness will make them millionaires or highly successful entrepreneurs in the shortest possible time, and so, are not sensitive enough to make deep researches into what challenges, opportunities, and disappointments a lot of existing farmers already face. They simply follow the trend, start up what someone is already doing, and within two years, shutdown the farm to do something else. Read More



What type of career do you aspire to have? Do you want to be a doctor, a business oriented, or a policymaker? Or, have you ever wanted to become a farmer? I would not be surprised if you said no.
When weighing career choices, many young people in the developing world tend to shy away from agriculture. I, too, once found myself unhappy by the small villages and farms I grew up seeing every day. As the conventional belief goes, agriculture means an old-fashioned lifestyle and a future with limited opportunities for youth.
But I later learned I was wrong. Plenty of evidence shows us that agriculture provides youth a viable way to harvest success and grow a sustainable future. In other words, I believe youth can, and should, choose agriculture. Here are five reasons: Read More