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As I wrote earlier in our last post based on vegetable farming as an avenue to create wealth and improve the nation’s economy.
We will keep referring to agriculture as a way out of poverty, food scarcity and development of the economy. Growth in the agricultural sector reduces poverty twice as much as any other sector. You see!
The Nigerian agriculture sector is beginning to take a shape, also the economy of the nation, we thank God and our leaders for that but don’t relent. This is the time to be more active and involved.
Nigeria is an agrarian economy with a total population of 183 Million, 70 percent of which are youths, isn’t it surprising to know that only 23 percent of the youths are involved in Agriculture? AGRO NIGERIA
We need more entrepreneurs in the Agro field. Agriculture is a long-term goldmine. We will only say little about vegetable farming, why not do some research and take it up.
Vegetable Farming is a great business opportunity for one to venture into, especially for women and youths to enable them to improve their source of revenue.
Vegetable farming happens to be one of the easiest agricultural engagements; any kind of edible vegetable is always in high demand all year round. One good example is Fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) popularly known as Ugu in Igbo and across Nigeria.
We can take advantage of this business opportunity to combat poverty and improve our individual life and improve our economy.
Do you know that an acre of Ugu farm is capable of turning in above NGN500, 000 and it will take you less than NGN80, 000 to cultivate in less than 3 months? With this kind of investment, a profitable source of income is created. No stress!
Rather than women and youths to remain unemployed, they could improve their standard of living by embracing agriculture even in a small scale. Remember that it’s better to be proud of a small garden than to be frustrated by a big one, so plan carefully, start small and increase eventually.
Ugu farming is faster and very lucrative. It is a fast money making business with less amount of capital invested. The good thing about vegetable farming is that it is consumed worldwide and the demand is very high. Go ahead and give vegetable farming a trial; I assure you a 1000% profit return. Read more on Ugu farming
Vegetable garden soil should be well drained and loose. It should not be too heavy (such as in Clay soil or sandy soil). Vegetables need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, plant in a sunny location. The more sunlight they receive, the greater the harvest and the better the taste. With this little tips and proper research, you are set to go.
Remember to investigate before you invest, visit Ugu Farmers, get useful information about vegetable (Ugu) farming, it is not a rocket science.
Agriculture is the future. Farming is the way forward.
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Chiamaka Onyebuchi, Digital Marketing Strategist, Novus Agro Nig.