There is Dire Need to reduce Post-Harvest Wastage
Due to the lack of proper food processing and preservation infrastructures, a great number of the produce harvested yearly, go to waste. A walk through the streets of Oyo, Enugu, Osun, Kwara, Benue and some other food producing states and you’ll see the potential that exists in food processing and preservation sector.
Investment opportunities in the Nigerian Agricultural Sector
There are many opportunities to invest in Nigerian agriculture. Some of these include;Crop Productions: You can invest in cash crops to achieve food security and to provide industrial raw materials. Some of the crops you can invest in include cereals (maize, rice, sorghum, corn, millet, wheat), root crops (cassava, yam, ginger, potato, cocoyam), fruits (mango, banana, oranges, guava, papaw, pineapple), legumes (soya beans, groundnuts, cowpeas), tree crops (oil palm, cocoa, rubber, coconut, kolas, coffee, she nuts, beniseed, cotton, cashew nut, sugar cane), vegetables (cabbage, green pepper, carrots, lettuce, spice, onions, melons) etc. The fertile lands of different places in the country support the growth of these crops.Livestock and Fishery productionAnimal husbandryFood processing and preservation Agricultural inputs supplies and machinery, water resources development etc.The exploitation of timber and wood processing activities.Commodity trading and transportation Development and fabrication of agricultural produce processing machines.