Agricultural Value Chain Business for Cassava

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Agriculture Value Chain Business for the production, supply and processing of cassava for the vulnerable

Description

The project is initiated to address the production and supply chain for a cluster of 836 cassava farmers with existing hectares of land in the rural areas that have become vulnerable and financially devastated due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and economic lockdown since March 2020 in Nigeria. The project intends to resolve their problems through the provision of of all necessary inputs in cassava farming such as cultivation, provision of stems, supply of fertilizers, planting and regular weeding of the farm. The output will be eventually received from the farmers upon harvest at a determined reasonable price less the cost of the input and supplied to ethanol producing factories. The immediate objective of this project is to ensure that the vulnerable farmers are not kept out of their means of livelihood due to COVID-19 which has prevented them from working over the time and already left them with virtually no fund to continue their farming life after the pandemic. Since our project is designed as a value chain supply business, the overall goal is to increase the standard of living of the cassava farmers, farm input suppliers, skill trade workers on the farm such as tractor and truck drivers, cassava processing plant owners and their workers as wealth maximization for our organization. Our project therefore seeks to address all the complexities and ambiguities that are likely to be generated in value chain for cassava business of post COVID-19 era and beyond.

Target country

Nigeria

Project type

  • Climate
  • Food

Support needed

  • Product development
  • Sales

What we need help with

As earlier mentioned, we want to use the project to address the input need of a group of cassava farmers numbering over 2,000 who already have massive hectares of land for farming and are located in a geographical area of the country. We shall therefore need fund for the farming inputs and logistics which shall include, cultivation of the land, buying of stems, purchase of fertilizers, acquisition of tractors, harvesters and logistic trucks for supply chain and working capital. On the whole, the initiative is designed for farmers with a size of land that is not less than 5 hectares while the total input cost per hectare is approximately €200. This means that an average of €1000 is required as input cost per farmer for the whole planting and harvesting period of 1 year. Going by the registered number of qualified farmers which is 836, the total sum of €836,000 shall be needed for input while €150,000 shall be needed to procure 6(six) units of tractors, 2(two) units of harvester and 4(four) units of pick up van and 2(two) units of heavy duty trucks.

Best way to get in touch

Address:129/131 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. Phone: +2348033049540, +2348114143081

Project status

  • Launched