Farming Opportunities For Youths In Nigeria


Nigerian  are not  strangers to farming opportunities  and with the economic situation of the country,  many youths are halve sting every opportunity they can.  Here are some farming opportunities that will yield some profit for you if you are passionate about Agriculture.


Over the year, quit a few people have made fortune from fish farming, as the population is swelling and protein needs are far outstripping the available supply. Food is always a winner in any country or environment if done well.

—Fish farming is a sure bet business if you put the right structure in place. More and more are turning to fish for its low cholesterol protein.

All you need to do is to get a space, buy or construct tanks, buy fingerlings for between N10 – N30 feed them and sell for between N500 – N1,500 depending on weight and size. The breed of fish to raise is your choice to make. You can choose to specialize on catfish, tilapia, trout, salmon, etc.


Livestock Feed Production

—A lot of people are now going into livestock farming opportunities like fish farming , pig farming, poultry farming and a whole lots of others.

—As a smart investor, you can start producing feed to feed their animals.

—However, you must ensure that you carry out a lot of research and come up with products that is rich in nutrient that will promote quick growth and good health of the animals.

To start a livestock feed production business, you will need a grinding machine, mixing machine, weighing machine, customized packing bag and raw materials for production.

—The production process is not so difficult. The ingredients required are mainly maize, sorghum (cereal), groundnut, soybean, fish meal, bone meal, blood meal, wheat offal, rice shaft , additives etc. All these can be sourced from the market or any agricultural product shop around.

Poultry Farming

—Technology has enable many to operate profitable poultry, yet make it free of odor that next neighbours would not know that you operate poultry farm.

—This is a business you can start in a room, car park or that abandoned property near you. With 50 – 500 birds which cost between N100,000 – N500,000 depending on cash at hand.

Mushroom Farming

—Mushroom is natural phenomenon that can give you much money. The untapped potentials of this fungi is so much that if you invest on the venture, “your room will no more be your bank”

—Mushrooms are rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals. They are favoured over meat and even fish by some people considering the nutritional and superior health implications.

—The startup requirement are mushroom shed or house, sawdust, polythene bags, spawns/ mushroom seeds urea/ nitrogen fertilizer, lime , water, ceiling machine, weighing machine, extra hands, refrigerator.

Not many people know that this business brings up to 500% profit. If you have a clean space in your home you can start your own mushroom farm business today and start selling mushroom to hotels, exporters, pharmaceutical companies in the next 21 days.

Beekeeping and Honey Production

—Honey is manufactured in one of the world most efficient factories called beehive.

—Bees may travel as far as 10km and visit more than a million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a kilogram of honey.

—A litre of pure honey now goes for between N1, 000 and N2, 000.

—You can sell your honey to high net worth individuals, business executives who prefer to take than sugar.

—You can also sell to the pharmaceutical after proper packaging.


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Adekemi is a Pastor by calling and Dentist by profession. She is the Co-founder of ‘Komplete Woman’ an organization whose aim is to inspire and mentor young women to discover their purpose early. She is an associate fellow of the Royal commonwealth society. She is passionate about God, writing, poetry and influencing the younger generation to fan the flame of their potential.