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.
On its diversity, Nigerian agriculture features tree and food crops, forestry, livestock and fisheries. In 1993 at 1984 constant factor cost, crops (the major source of food) accounted for about 30% of the Gross Domestic Products (GDP), livestock about 5%, forestry and wildlife about 1.3% and fisheries accounted 1.2%.
Cassava is one of the most common food crops grown and consumed in many parts of Africa. The crop grows well in various soil types and ecologies. It can be planted alone or in association with man y other crops, like maize, groundnuts, vegetables, and rice.
Cassava is the most important root crop in Nigeria. Apart from being a staple crop in both rural and urban household’s cassava is a major source of income to cassava farmers and processors in the rural areas.
Cassava alone contributes about 45% of agricultural GDP in Nigeria for food or domestic purposes but its industrial processing and utilization has been very limited.
Currently, the country produces about 40,000,000 tons of the cassava tubers annually and is used in the production of numerous products namely garri, starch, ethanol, flour, adhensives. Due to the large demand for cassava tubers in Nigeria, this report seeks to examine the financial viability or otherwise of establishing a cassava plantation in Nigeria.
Report Type: Pre- Feasibility Report
Formats of Delivery: PDF / MS WORD
No. of Pages: 36 Pages ( Text Part) / 6 Pages (Financial Part)
Publisher: Foraminifera Market Research
Release Date: 30/08/2015
Delivery time: 24– 48hours
Table of Contents:
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 Collection of stems
2.1.2 Manures and Fertilizers
2.1.4 Climate / Irrigation
2.1.5 Harvesting and Yield
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 Stems / 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
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 Plan6.6 Profit and Loss Account
6.7 Cash Flow Analysis
6.7 Viability Analysis
7.0 Business Risk and mitigation factor
7.1 Business Risks
7.2 SWOT Analysis
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