Top agribusiness You Can Start this 2018


We all know that agriculture is a thriving sector in all economies of the world especially Nigeria(maybe because I'm Nigerian). As we all know food business is big business as everybody must eat to survive.

Agribusiness in Nigeria is still very profitable because more than 180million Nigerians need to eat.

Agribusiness also offers the opportunity to get wealthy and also add value by providing food.

Agribusiness generally involves crop production, meat production, food processing, distribution and marketing.

Here are top Agribusiness ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Nigeria and beyond.

1. Vegetable farming business

 This involves the production of vegetables like fluted pumpkin (ugu), cucumbers, watermelon, cabbage, carrot, tomatoes etc. Our local vegetables farming like shoko, ewedu and uha is also profitable. Vegetable farming is  highly profitable more than most crops. 

Here are some articles to help you start 

2. Maize Farming

Maize is a very important grain crop for food and industrial raw materials such as making of ethanol and animal feeds. Maize can also be processed into a variety of food products like corn flakes, akamu or custard etc.

There is ready market for maize especially for fresh consumption and animal feed production.
click the link below to read on successful maize farming business.
3. Cassava farming
Commercial cassava farming has been a very profitable farming venture for Nigerian farmers. Cassava tubers which is in very high demand is the raw material for producing 'garri' which is a staple food for the Nigerians. 

Cassava farming venture is know for its low input- high output nature. Many industries in Nigeria use cassava as a major raw material so you don't have any trouble selling your products.

Here are articles on cassava production

 4. Snail Farming

Snail farming is one of the very profitable farming venture you can go into. Its easy to start and doesn't require too much professional knowledge before startup. Snail farming is very profitable that's why it is called a gold mine. 

Firstly, Snail meat is a very delicious delicacy consumed in Nigeria and all over the world. It is very healthy and nutritious and prescribed to all because it's not a red meat and also has high protein, vitamins, and minerals content.

 If you are a commercial snail farmer, Hotels, fast food, restaurants and malls such as Mr. Biggs, Tantalizers, Chicken Republic e.t.c will be your regular customers. All you have to bother is how to meet their demand. They will only need your assurance of regular supply per week. 
There is also large market for snail meat in the international market if only you can do a good packaging. 

Read more on snail farming business venture below

 5. Poultry feed production

We all know that Nigeria has a thriving poultry industry. This industry which include broiler productn and egg production need poultry feeds. You can make so much money by being a poultry feeds manucfacturer or wholesale supplier.

Read more on how to manucfacture poultry feeds

 6. Poultry Farming

The poultry industry in Nigeria is booming and very profitable. Poultry farmrs into both meat and egg production are smiling to the bank steady. 

You can choose between broiler farming, egg production, turkey farming, quail farming etc. 

You can also process your birds into frozen chicken.

Read these arcticles  on poultry farming and be inspired.

7. Catfish farming Business

Catfish farming is one of the profitable agribusiness venture. One could easily make a lot of Money venturing into commercial Catfish farming.

 You can read my detailed guide on how I started my own catfish farm.

There is market for fresh catfish in restaurants, pepper soup joints, hotels, direct buyers and even for wholesale supply to processing factories. 

The articles below will help you in catfish farming venture

8. Catfish Processing Business

One of the easiest agribusinesses you can start without stress is a catfish processing business or catfish smoking business as it is popularly known.  
Catfish processing business simply involves buying catfish in wholesale from farmers or using harvested catfish from your catfish farm, cleaning and washing it, smoke-drying it, packaging it in a branded polythene pack, and marketing it by distributing it to supermarkets, retail outlets, open market and consumers.

 Read more about it by clicking the link below.

9. Okra farming 

Okra is a very popular and nutritious vegetable farmed and consumed by many people across the country, but some Nigerian farmers hardly see okra farming as big business.  However, Okra is very profitable and you can start harvesting in 40-60days depending on the variety you planted.

10. Cucumber farming

Cucumber farming is easy and you can start it without any formal training. In fact, you can start your own cucumber farm without any formal experience in farming or business.
Just read my article on successful cucumber farming.


There are many profitable agribusinesses out  there. These are just a few out of many.

For me I am doing catfish farming, cassava farming, okra farming and will raise broiler chicken later this year.  Which are you doing and what are your success stories and challenges, tell us in the comment box below.

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