How to Successfully Start an Agribusiness

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As Nigeria’s population continues to increase, food remains an important need for the survival of the human race.

It is for this reason that agriculture remains a growing sector of the economy where more people are being encouraged to venture into it through farming and other agribusinesses.

Are you looking to start a business in agriculture?

This is good but before you can successfully start an Agribusiness, here are some factors that will make your journey easy.

Gather Relevant Information

Before engaging in any business, you must have gathered relevant knowledge on the business over time.

Knowledge is power and the information you have gathered will help you to make informed decisions and prevent you from making costly mistakes in your agribusiness.

Check for Market Availability and Accessibility

Whichever agribusiness you wish to start, there is a need for a proper understanding of your market (customers) — Look out for major competitors and confirm that there is a high demand for this business.

Create a strategic plan on how you can attract your customers and keep them as loyal customers.

You also need to ensure that your target customers can easily access you and your business.

It can be quite discouraging when a business is not easily accessible by the prospective buyers which can be bad for business.

You do not want to start a business that would struggle with demand and supply.

Finance

Finance is crucial in every business, and so it cannot be left out of this list. You need to have substantial capital to set up your agribusinesses.

But, you may say “I don’t have enough to start largely”, can I still start an agribusiness?

Yes, there is hope. You can start as a small-scale agribusiness and walk yourself up the ladder. It is best to work with the little you have until you can scale up.

The factors listed above are not exhaustive, and so, you may want to speak to an agricultural consultant for more information on your preferred agribusiness and get started today.

The Chairman of Enadama Group. The Founder and CEO of Farm4Me Agriculture Limited.