Initial Investment: ₦ 0
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Maize popularly called corn or “mouth organ” is a staple diet in both humans and livestock. Its grows in every state of the country but production is seasonal due to dependence on rain. Maize consumption cuts across all ethnic groups as a snack, boiled or roasted.
There are different varieties of maize locally developed and cultivated in Nigeria. We are focusing on two types, field corn which is meant for processing and Quality Protein Maize (QPM) for fresh consumption. QPM is naturally high in lysine and tryptophan.
Lysine is important for proper growth, and it plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping to lower cholesterol.
Tryptophan acts like a natural mood regulator, since it has the ability to help the body produce and balance some hormones naturally. It helps bring on natural calming effects, induces sleep, fights anxiety and can also help burn more body fat. Tryptophan has also been found to stimulate the release of growth hormones and even reduce food cravings for carbohydrates.
Babies and adults consuming QPM are healthier and at lower risk for malnutrition disorders.
Producing and making QPM accessible all year round will improve the nutrition of Nigerian children and adults especially in the rural communities where we operate from. This variety of maize was breed in Nigeria naturally.
What does my investment cover?
1) Renting the plots of land on your behalf
2) Insurance from Nigeria Agriculture Insurance Commission and Leadway Assurance to cover the farm investment and farmers
3) Farm inputs including high-quality seeds, fertilizers, farm tools
4) Farmers labour to work on the farm
5) Cost of irrigation farming
6) Logistics to get the harvested farm produce to market to sell them
Farm Location: Shaki, Oyo State
Farm Size: 75 Acres
Maize Type: Field Corn & Quality Protein Maize (QPM)
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