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
Provision of Extension Services
ICT in Agriculture
Questions & Answers