Rice Processing (Value-Chain)

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Explain your idea in details:

Rice Processing: 1,000kg of paddy rice will be processed daily to produce 700kg of parboiled polished rice. The Unit operations involved in the production of polished rice includes: 1) pre-cleaning; paddy rice is cleaned to remove straws, stones, sands and other debris. 2) par-boiling; the pre-cleaned paddy rice is socked in hot water of 70 degree celsius for 6hrs, afterwards water is drained and paddy is cooked until the husks start splitting. 3) Drying; parboiled paddy is sun dried to about 14 degree Celsius before milling. 4) hulling; dried paddy rice is dehulled to remove husk leaving the bran. 5) paddy separation; dehulled rice is further processed to remove the bran and any left-over husk. 6) polishing; the rice is then polished to attain a bright shimmering appearance. 7) packaging; rice is then packaged in 5kg,10kg, 25kg and 50kg bags.These various size packages will suit the budget of both the poor, middle class and rich. The objective of this project is to ensure adequate supply of food (rice) at affordable price.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The establishment of my "rice mill" will provide 15 direct and indirect jobs in my community. It will also supply 700kg of rice daily within and outside my community to ensure adequate food security. The population target for my product is 1,257,925 people. The timeline for execution and completion of this project is between 20th September, 2017 - 12th December, 2017.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

(1) Value Proposition: Making Premium quality Rice Product available all year round at affordable price for customers. (2) Key Activities: a) Integrate outgrower farmers system for steady supply of raw material (paddy rice). b) marketing and sales. (c) fund raising for sustainance and continuity of the business. (d) processing and production of rice. (3) My Customers Segment include; Families, Individuals and Agro-Merchants. (4) Customer Relationships: Customers will be engaged from time to time to get feedback on their experiences with regards to my product and other competitors products via personal contact, phone calls, social media platforms and emails. (5) Marketing Channels: I will use various means to reach out to customers. This include personal contact and advertising via mobile SMS, radio, TV, news papers, billboards, social platforms like facebook, twitter and whatsapp. (6) Key Partners: I would partner with companies like Alibaba, Konga, Jumia and Agro-merchants for sales of my product. (7) Delivery: Customers self pickup or home service delivery will be executed. (8) Key Resources include: Farmers, Paddy Rice, Processing Plant, Processing Site, Delivery Vehicle, Funds, Employees, Insurance, Power Generator, Media(advertizing) and Water. (9) Revenue : 3,640 units of 50kg rice will be produced per annum. Revenue per annum is $182,000 USD. Revenue will be generated from sales of polished rice, grist and husk (bye-product). (10) Cost Estimate for the Project: a) Preparation of the milling site = $375 b) Machinery = $11,500 c) Insurance = $2,500 d) clearing of machinery from port = $2,500 e) transportation of machinery to site = $875 f) installation of plant = $500 g) Raw materials and Utilities = $4,191 h) Labour =$180 i) Marketing and Sales = $100 Total cost = $22,721 USD (11) Financing Source: 60% Equity from promoter and 40% from Investor.

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Your profile

I am a 32 year old female entrepreneur from Nigeria and the sole proprietor of SUMNET ENTERPRISE which was established in 2012 but started full operation in 2015. l am a graduate of Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria where l bagged a second class degree in Food Science and Technology in the year 2010. My business SUMNET ENTERPRISES is an agro-based entity that is involved in poultry farming but is seeking to diversify into rice production (Value Chain-Processing). My experience in the agricultural sector spans for over 5years. I have also had the opportunity to work for a Liability Limited Company where l was the production manager responsible for the production of edible vegetable oil for over 4years. I have worked with several rice farmers and processors and have helped in the establishment of several rice mills. I became an enterprenuer because l wanted to be part of the individuals that will eradicate hunger and bring about 'food security' especially in Nigeria where over one third of her 170 million population are third class citizens.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 05:37

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

August 31, 2017 23:28

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:45

There are just a few hours before the end of this wonderful competition and I want to thank you for all you did here, especially your contribution to my project. Best wishes for all your future endeavors and never give up on your dreams! Be a dreamer! That is the most important characteristic in life!
Best regards,
Andrei

August 31, 2017 21:33

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 21:33

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 20:45

hi,
All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 20:45

hi,
All the best for your project.As today is the last day of competition I am glad that I was able to read your mind blowing project.
Best wishes for your success and thank you so much for your support on my project.

August 31, 2017 19:50

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 17:44

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 17:12

What a journey! I am truly amazed.
I read so many good thoughts including yours. UNESCO did a truly amazing job. And if you have already not read it, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Bye for now!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 31, 2017 16:46

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 07:11

Dear Leader,

We are coming to the end of this awesome competition and I appreciate your efforts, drive and support on my idea, 'AfricEnergy'.

No matter how the result comes out, we should always be focused on implementing our unique ideas and projects for the improvement of the World.

Thank you for your contributions, advice and encouragement so far. I hope to connect with you via [email protected]

Best of Luck!

August 30, 2017 23:23

MY GREETINGS TO YOU!
SO HOW IS IT GOING? I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, CAN YOU PLEASE GO THROUGH MY EDU-CELL ENTRY? AND IF YES, THEN I WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD VOTE FOR IT.
A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:09

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 20:27

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Dear fellow entrepreneur:
(i) I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
(ii) May I also request that you please have a look at my idea called EDU-CELL. If it is relevant in your country, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with more details to you. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
All the very best!
Shuhra

August 30, 2017 18:56

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 06:49

Greetings my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends here , I hope you achieve your dreams & good luck with your Idea.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 29, 2017 03:16

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 29, 2017 03:16

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 29, 2017 02:50

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 22:51

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 28, 2017 08:08

Thank you very much Assumpta,

As the competition draws to an end. I want to use this opportunity to specially thank everyone that have supported my idea so far (and that includes you), your contributions and criticism are well appreciated.

Thanks again and best wishes
Seth Thomas
CISTEM

August 27, 2017 15:22

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 15:22

Dear Entrepreneur,

It's a new day and few days to the end of the competition. It has been nice and encouraging having you here, on this platform. I wish to appreciate you.

Best of Luck!

August 27, 2017 01:13

Hello Great Mind,

You have come a long way with this competition and I want to congratulate you for the resilience you have show so far. I tell you what? It's not going to go unrewarded.

Bill Gates has said that "As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." I totally agree with the successful software developer!

With that, I want to honestly congratulate you once more for been a leader, especially such that will empower others!

You're relevant and I wish you the best with your project.
I wish that we could network beyond the competition,

Kindest regards,
Seth Thomas
CISTEM
([email protected])

August 26, 2017 15:19

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 14:36

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 25, 2017 13:32

Hello,
There are just a few days before the end of this stage of the competition and I want to congratulate you for all your effort you put into. All these ideas came from brilliant minds and I am sure the best one will win. I hope you will continue this idea and make impact for the local community and why not for all the world.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 25, 2017 07:25

Hello Assumpta!

Thursday's Inspiration from YCEC; 'The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.' - Richard Bach

As you progress in working hard to see to the improvement of the World through your idea, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of Luck!

August 25, 2017 07:00

Hello,
Being a part of India's well known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "pre-mortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
Team GreenSpace.

August 24, 2017 16:28

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 22:41

My dear social entrepreneur:
1) What a nice proposal! And equally impactful initiative. I was discussing the various ideas and projects in my home and yours was one of the proposals that we discussed. Congratulations and keep it up. I had a couple of questions and was wondering if you could please explain the concept in more detail.
2) I have also submitted an idea EDU-CELL from Afghanistan. Would you be kind enough to please see it and ask me any Questions if you have? Thanks in advance
Greetings and Thanks to You.
S. KOOFI

August 23, 2017 21:28

Hello Assumpta!

According to Wednesday's Inspiration from Youth Citizenship Entrepreneurship Competition: Don't wish it were easy, wish you were better.

Champion, we should always keep forging ahead, refining ourselves and ideas until we improve the world.

Best of Luck!

August 23, 2017 13:50

Hello
As we are about to the very end of this competition I give you a bit of encouragement and yet the fact. The competition may reach to an end but the efforts you have shown to your community is great and long lasting, People may come and go but ideas stays forever. This platform is like a family or a classroom where we share all our strength and experience to solve Community challenges.
Your idea is real life touching and I hope you're making more good progress to take it into its full potential no matter what challenge you may face..Never give up.
You may wish to share your experience in my idea
ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE FOCUSING FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY LEVEL
Best of luck!
Uledi Kimbavala
"ZERO HUNGER IS POSSIBLE"

August 23, 2017 10:05

Hi,
After going through your idea, I firmly believe that you can successfully convert it to an executable project and help the society grow in a sustainable manner. I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments). Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants, and using that space for a multitude of activities. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 08:36

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your idea and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 16:18

Hello Assumpta Anosike

This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.
It looks promising and executable
Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.
Greetings.

August 22, 2017 08:08

Thank you Assumpta.

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 22, 2017 07:59

Dear Assumpta
I hope you're making good progress whether the competition is on progress or not this idea of yours should make more progress. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making.
Never give up.
Best of luck!

August 22, 2017 07:39

Hi,
Thank you if you have already commented my idea Path To Knowledge. If not, I invite you kindly to do it at: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5633/ I would really appreciate your opinion.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 20, 2017 15:25

Hii,

your idea is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising and executable.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 20, 2017 15:25

Hii,

your idea is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising and executable.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 19, 2017 21:15

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your work!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 18, 2017 12:34

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copies the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

August 18, 2017 06:30

Dear Assumpta
Its very good idea in value chain addion in Agricultural product. It has been my interest to engage and motivate Young people to engage in Value Chain addition in Agricultural products, You can now diversify livelihood activities of rice producers to engage also in animal keeping using rice byproducts.
Am also looking for Zero Hunger in my Community by Value chain addition in Maize.
Cingular I lagoons for this idea.
Good luck!

Assumpta Anosike

August 15, 2017 17:20

@Anita Mbah, my rice product will come as parboiled rice in which nutrients are transferred from the outer layer of the rice to the inner layer, thereby fortifying the endosperm(rice).
Polishing has little or no effect when it comes to parboiled rice depending on how it is carried out.

August 15, 2017 16:33

Hi
This is very nice project,I real appreciate your idea, congulatulation for this idea.You focus on value chain addition in rice. I think you're finding on further utilization of the by products.
Congulatulation
Best wishes.

August 15, 2017 14:52

Hello Assumpta!

Your idea is a nice on, as it addresses food security as one of the Sustainable Development Goals. As you intend polishing the rice, what is the probability of maintaining the nutrients of the rice, as I learnt that rice polishing decreases the nutrients of the rice. I wish you, success!

You can stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of Luck!

August 11, 2017 01:37

Hello!

Your idea seem great and I wish you the best with it.
I like the passion you're putting in making things work and I want to encourage you to keep it up.

Best wishes!

August 11, 2017 01:23

Hello,

This idea appears to be very great. It has the capacity of improving the livelihood of community residents. Your idea seem great and I wish you the best with it. Keep it ip

All the best with this.
Kindest regards
Seth

August 6, 2017 06:30

Good job! What I have seen at this idea it is organization, strategy and planning for short/long term. It is great what you are doing and I have no doubt you will implement this project. I have to ask you from where will you get the first funds?
Best wishes,
Andrei

Lydia Joseph

July 2, 2017 01:00

Sumzy, thumbs up on this great idea. This will help eradicate hunger and bring about Food Security in Nigeria. Please send me a message on my Whatsapp or e-mail for further discussion.

Thank you.

Asogwa Henry

June 25, 2017 10:12

Having understand the importance of our country going back to agriculture, i think these proposal will go a long way in promoting our economy if the agency involved will give it the appropriate consideration. Rice is one of our biggest imported commodity and just a little ban on it drastically increased the levels of hunger in our country.

Assumpta Anosike

June 25, 2017 04:59

@Shuhra, off course it will be economical for all classes of the society because the product will come in various sizes (small, medium and big) that will meet the budget of all, and yes, it is highly profitable.

Assumpta Anosike

June 25, 2017 04:53

@Team GreenSpace. I would start with my community because there is a serious shortage in rice supply and expand gradually in the next 6mnths to 1year to other communities.

June 17, 2017 14:46

I find your idea pretty interesting. After going through your idea's description, I felt that your idea is focussed majorly on your community. What are your plans for expansion?

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

June 9, 2017 06:34

Hello,

Indeed your idea is great and all the best for your idea and congratulations for your efforts which you have put into it. Just a question I want to ask you that will it be economical for each and every class of the society. And profit you will be getting from it.

Best wishes