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Better Business




Profit Through Value Added Agriculture

Platform Zoom
Course Duration 3 hours
Cost: N2500
Certification: YES

Welcome Note

By simply washing coffee, farmers increase the value of their coffee by over 30%. Agricultural commodities increase in value as they get nearer to the consumer and value addition can be the difference between success and failure for a farmer. Unfortunately, there is a wide gap between farming and value addition in Nigeria, with over 60% of processed food consumed in Nigeria imported. We produce a wide variety of agricultural products, but have not yet optimized the economic benefits we can derive from them. This is due in part to inadequate knowledge of appropriate value adding technologies and approaches to utilize. At the end of this course, participants would be able to understand the gaps in value addition in the Nigerian agricultural sector and how to go about leveraging it to create new businesses.

Course Outline Content

1 Introducing Value Added Agriculture
What is Value Added Agriculture?
What creates Value?
Types of Value addition in agriculture?
Value Addition Strategies?
Why some Value Added Products Fail
Benefits of Value Addition in Agriculture
Steps to successful Value Addition Business

2. Deep dive into the Nigerian Agricultural Sector
The Gaps that create low hanging fruits
Considerations Market Analysis, Available Resources
How to break into the market-quality control, packaging, pricing
Constraints and Challenges to Value addition in Nigeria
Next Steps-Feasibility Studies and Business Planning

3. Examples of Value Addition in Agriculture
Production of Jam from Pawpaw
Production of Concentrates from Fruits
Production of Garri from Cassava
Dry Fruit Snack Production
Production of Plantain Flour
Production of Packaged Smoked Fish
Grain Drying and Milling
Farm Tourism
Provision of Extension Services
ICT in Agriculture
Questions & Answers

Nwachinemere Emeka

Head,Coporate Strategy, EFARMS

Nwachinemere is a goal driven, innovation and technology enthusiast passionate about transforming Africa into the food hub of the world. He is a fellow of both Leap Africa and Fate Foundation, as well as a recipient of the Total Startupper Awards for Innovation and Nigerian Innovation Awards in 2016. The multi-award winning serial entrepreneur is a 2015 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program Alumni, and was named part of the Africa Price shortlist of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2018. He also won the 2017 World Bank Ideas for Action competition in 2017, placing first out of 743 teams from 118 countries. Nwachinemere is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He has also received specialized training on Business and Entrepreneurship from Enterprise Development Center, Pan African University, Lagos and has over 7 years of experience in the Nigerian Business ecosystem. He has a dream that one day, extreme poverty and hunger would be eradicated from Africa and the world. He is a writer and public speaker with interests in governance and advocacy. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin for further engagement.