The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

PALM OIL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING FACTORY

Your title/position CEO/MD
Type of Enterprise registered company
Year the ngo or company was founded 21/03/2017
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This project is to promote our local palm oil through creativity and innovative packaging and also to promote healthy living through the consumption of the palm oil.Also to liberate the people of my community from abject poverty within 5 years from the day I start my plantation. The oil palm tree is one of the most useful trees ever known because all the parts of it are useful. The fruits are processed into palm oil and palm kernel oil, the leaves (fronds) are used for roofing houses in rural areas and camps, and the sap (palm wine) is a refreshing drink taken in parts of Africa. Palm oil is red in colour and is used for domestic cooking in many countries. It is also used industrially in the production of soaps and cosmetics. Palm kernel oil, which is extracted from the same fruits, is also used for soaps and cosmetics production. Presently, my community has a lot of fertile lands, and good portions for these lands contain naturally germinated oil palms. The unfortunate thing here is that the yielding of these naturally germinated oil palms is very poor to the extent that the people of the community do not see oil palms as anything that can bring sustainable income. This situation has made 80% of the people of the community to live in abject poverty. Two hectares of land will be purchased for this plantation. To ensure planting the species of oil palm that will give the highest yield, the seedlings will be purchased from the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR). Ten casual workers Is employed to clear the land, uproot every plant, mark the land, do the planting, maintain the plantation every three months, apply fertilizer, harvest the ripe fruits.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

However, when I start harvesting from my plantation after two years, I will educate the people of my community with practical examples about the different species of oil palm, and they will see for themselves the need to do away with the poor local specie of oil palm. At this point, I will nurse the best species of oil palm seedlings, and distribute them to all in my community, and everyone will join me to make sustainable income from palm fruits (palm oil). From my analyses, 8 to 10 tonnes of palm oil will be harvested from this plantation yearly and can be sold at 2,800,000.00 3,500,000.00 Naira, equivalent to USD $14,231.20 USD $17,766.50. Create massive job both direct and indirect in the factory, marketing and sales of the produced products. Especially, the project is already employed 15 persons directly as the factory workers and sales personnel and more than 25 persons indirectly. The village women who help in selecting the fresh palm fruits which forms the raw material for this project is directly employed. She makes money with which they buy food items for the family, pay children's school fees, and take care of the medical bills of the immediate family. The youths in the community who clear the land, uproot every plant, mark the land, do the planting, maintain the plantation every three months, apply fertilizer, harvest the ripe fruits and transport the fruits to the already existing palm oil processing factory for processing into palm oil also indirectly employed. Provide nutritional food through unadulterated, well package palm oil and in a well clean and hygienic environment that will help them to cook and live a healthy life through packaging the product in more hygienic environment with the right percentage of 2% free fat acid.

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Sustainability and future plans

BUSINESS MODEL: The business model of my project idea is entirely production or manufacturing based, production process transforms and adds value to the quality palm fruits and produces edible or cooking oil, sell in six plastic container sizes ranging from 250ml, 500ml, 1 liter, 5 liters, 10 liters and 20liters. VALUE PROPOSITION: Is trans-fat free, 15 times richer in bête-carotene than carrot, Bête-carotene is vitamin A that helps protect against diseases such as heart attack, blindness and cataracts by acting as anti- oxidants and no artificial sweetener, color and flavor, no animal ingredients and preservative will be used. CHANNELS: These propositions would be promoted, sold and delivered through the following channels 1. Sales representative 2. Wholesalers retail distribution 3. Malls, Exhibition 4. Trade union 5. Agents 6. Institutional such as schools and hospitals 7. Food service business REVENUE STREAMS: I intend to earn revenue from the value proposition through 1. Sale of package red palm oil in different sizes of plastic container for human consumption i. mini pack of 250ml and 500ml for low income households consumers ii. 1 liter and 5 liters for wealthy households consumers iii. 10 liters and 20 liters for business market like allied-agro industries for their production purpose and institutional. 2. sale of other oil palm derivative such as PKO, PKC, palm chaff etc 3. Consultancy and training services KEY ACTIVITIES: 1. Planting of the palm fruit seedlings 2. Harvested fresh palm fruits in bunches from the plantation 3. Processing and extraction of fresh palm oil and other products from the harvested fruits. 4. Packaging and branding of the palm oil in different sizes of plastic container 5. Marketing and sales of the finished products Key Partners: 1. Standard organization of Nigeria 2.The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Nigeria

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

Nnamso Esu is a passionate entrepreneur with a focus on sustainable development in rural areas of Akwa Ibom, he hails from Ikot Esu in Ika L.G.A in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. At present, he is a founder and Chief Executive officer/Managing Director of Esunam Enterprises Nigeria, a company that manufactures fresh palm fruits to create a healthy life for many people. Nnamso Esu love the concept of entrepreneurship. Fortunately, he come from a family of entrepreneurs. He was involved in his fathers palm oil business while growing up and he loved the experience. Nnamso Esu hold Higher National Diploma in Electrical Electronics Engineering Technology from Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana and had the opportunities to complete numerous business management training and workshop programs such as Bank of Industry capacity building workshops training for SMEs, Federal Government of Nigeria youth Entrepreneurship support program, Google digital skills for Africa; fundamentals digital marketing, Sterling bank pitch Nigeria, and Enterprise development business school, Lekki, Lagos. Nnamso Esu author two books namely; A guide to practical electrical installation and maintenance work, and A start up guide for entrepreneurs. In 2018, Nnamso Esu earned a Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurial Studies from the Young African Leaders Initiative, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra in Ghana. Also in 2017, he earned a certificate in Business and Entrepreneurial studies from Bocconi University, Adansonia Entrepreneurship training, Milan, Italy. Nnamso won Inspirational teacher award in contributing to the development of business and practical skills amongst young people in Nigeria from Teach a man to fish, a UK based charity organization.

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June 16, 2019 07:41

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/?
EKJ
edUnify

June 14, 2019 11:45

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best
EkJ-edUnify
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June 14, 2019 00:27

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

Regards
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/my-ideas/13566/?

June 13, 2019 17:35

Hello

Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your project. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 13, 2019 09:22

Good day to you. Am here again to support your idea. Together we can do it. Best wishes. To support me follow the link  https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15265

Regards

Jay's hair

June 12, 2019 21:01

Your exploits leave no one indifferent.
So I join the world to say bravo, to congratulate you, and to inform you of the boundless admiration I have for your project .. But don't take too big a head either... Congratulations

June 12, 2019 06:46

Hi dear, I am king James from the idea "edUnify under tourism", I want to solicit your support for my idea, and I guarantee you a vote back and comment if you vote and leave a comment on my idea. Thanks for your anticipated support and do have a great day. This is my link, https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 11, 2019 23:21

Let's keep supporting one another daily. of course we will continue to vote, support and interact together and provide advice on our ideas to work on developing them in proportion to the solution that addresses the problems in our community

June 10, 2019 13:12

Hello

I have read through your idea. How do you plan to track trends in your market inorder to know your customer needs and apply those findings in your business?

With this information, i think you can always stay ahead of your competition and changing trends in the market.

Regards
Mother Care App
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14382/

June 9, 2019 16:33

hello Esu,
This is really wonderful idea. You have the resources already, what is lacking is the processing firm. you need to sensitize the locals about the nitty gritties of palm trees so that they know their usefulness. Many people in the rural set up simply want to be jump-started. When they see it in your way you will have bigger success. congratulations.
Please, read about my innovation and vote as well as comment on it too.
Regards
Crochet Hub Africa
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13531

June 9, 2019 15:29

Hello

Vote 36: Thanks for supporting me. Lets keep supporting each other with comments and votes.

Regards
Mother Care App
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June 9, 2019 13:35

Hi there, I have not seen your comments or votes on my idea today and i sincerely need your review please, i will appreciate it if you could take a quick look. thank you for your support. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 5, 2019 18:50

Hello

Congratulation nice project, well done and i wish you all the best.You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/tumainisimon/ideas/my-ideas/14251/

June 5, 2019 10:06

voter 36

kindly support my idea with votes and comment, read through and tell me what you think about it.

follow the link below
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Regards
Naemi Likius

June 4, 2019 21:51

HI, I just want to comment here and say you have an impressive project and i would wan you to succeed. Although i have exhausted my time today, i will come around tomorrow for a vote, feel free to drop a reminder on my comment section or better still vote mine. https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14316/

June 4, 2019 17:21

Hi, Esu,

Your idea is amazing. Keep impacting your community with your product and encouraging healthy living.

Also, please do well to support, comment and vote on my idea as I did yours at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13054

Keep Faith!

June 3, 2019 07:56

Hi,
Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/14234/ to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

May 31, 2019 14:47

I am Impressed!!! truly amazing the way how you plan to solve social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/

Let us make a difference in the world!

May 31, 2019 14:47

I am Impressed!!! truly amazing the way how you plan to solve social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/

Let us make a difference in the world!

May 28, 2019 18:25

Great! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving various social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15064/
Thank you and wish you the best of luck!

May 28, 2019 16:42

Greetings,
Your project idea is so amazing!
I am so excited to share with you that my idea HERZ (Her Empowerment Race Zone) was accepted under the Best Ideas competition category. Please support me by reading, commenting and voting at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/15089/
Best,
Natasha Sichula
HERZ CEO

May 27, 2019 13:30

Congratulations on your project leader it proves how many times we steal a change in our communities
I wish you good luck and don't let go of the best is in front of you

Frank

May 23, 2019 07:16

Why do starts ups in the developing world fail?
The economic environment is not favorable especially the high taxes imposed on start-ups by the African Governments. It would be of great economic value if African entrepreneurs are given some exemptions of certain taxes for a particular period.

May 22, 2019 19:49

Good initiation and thinking about your project is very good iam hoping to see your project in one of the best .Keep doing .Its good idea and i voted your idea
Please go through this link to view my project and vote for it if you like my project and give your valuable suggestions through comments .Thank you

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May 22, 2019 19:48

This project is a good one,a project that is promoting our local palm oil and innovative packaging to also promote healthy living through the consumption of the palm oil is a good one.
Kindly click on my link below to comment on my project women empowerment and career in Nigeria WECAN.

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May 22, 2019 18:10

Business development may be difficult to define concisely, but it can be easily understood using a working concept. An open mindset, willingness for an honest and realistic self-assessment, and the ability to accept failures are a few of the skills needed for successful business development. Beyond the ideation, implementation, and execution of a business development idea, the end results matter the most.
The brightest minds in business development should be ready to accommodate change in order to achieve the best results. Every approval or disapproval is a learning experience, better preparing these professionals for the next challenge.

May 19, 2019 22:16

My project PALM OIL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING FACTORY was nominated as the best project of the year to participate in the Entrepreneurship campus 2019 competition. Only your votes can see me through. A wise vote for my project is for a progressive Community.
Please follow the link below to vote. Thank you, God bless you
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/24/13943/

May 19, 2019 21:28

great innovation. You can also provide room for technologies such a drone is ensuring efficiency and increased output.
keep the fire burning. The world awaits your manifestation

Wisdom

May 19, 2019 20:43

Great innovation, it's an operation that would be sustainable and a work towards Sdgs/global goals towards "zero hunger" and lots more. Agricultural innovation is the way to go!