Best Projects 2020 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.
Farm management constraints and medium scale crop production
Published on May 10, 2020 um 13:38
Director/Business Development Manager
Type of Enterprise
informal program/project , other
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
Medium scale farm results from the slow and steady growth that results from a successful small Farmers. Medium scale farming is surrounded by several constraints which ranges from land constraints, financial constraints like capital for procurement of agricultural inputs, attitudinal influence of farmers towards adopting agricultural innovations for example adopting of recent agricultural crop varieties and adopting of new and approved method of fertilizers application. Land availability is concerned as one of the major constraints militating against farmers productivity and crop rotation. Farmers need capital to manage farm, procure agricultural inputs like fertilizers, improved seedlings and procurement of relevant agricultural tools which are needed for cultivation and nursing crops. Sometimes, farmers perception and attitudes towards agriculture innovations and changes constitute a serious problem to medium scale farmers. Extensive service are mostly required and needed here for farmers to be properly guided. The essence of extension programme is to provide orientation to Farmers and also educate farmers on latest agricultural innovations. Farmers need to be guided and lectured on how to use or apply inorganic fertilizers like NPK 15:15:15 NPK fertilizers 12:12:17 P:2, NPK 20:20:20 and other too numerous to mention. Some local farmers cannot use fertilizers in their farm because they lack the technical skills surrounding the practice. Again, for any meaningful farm management to progress and succeed in any set up, be it subsistent or commercial farms and to reduce the lowest constraints involved that farmers should be current in recent technology findings, update their psychoproductive skills and make use of research findings and improved inputs. The influence of farm machinery on medium scale crop farmers is greatly felt in my area; because farmers hardly have access to agricultural machineries like bulldozers, planters, tractors, ploughs and Harrows, which could be cooperated in agriculture to ease farmers and as well as increasing farming operations.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Increase in food production, in order to eliminate hunger the society because good food gives lives and strength, which will in return produce innovative change makers that will also contribute to economic development. Quality of life, welfare, food security and nutritional capacity of the people Quality health care that will assist in improving people's health issues for good. Environmental protection, and disposing of waste products appropriately that is harmful for human health, Improved sanitation facilities. Good and decent work that will reduce the rate of unemployment, Because agriculture create room for industries that will be manufacturing products with the raw materials.
Sustainability and future plans
My future plans is to be among the top 10 agribusiness company in Nigeria,that will be supplying and distribute agricultural inputs seeds, fertilizers and crops protection to Farmers for increase in food production and elimination of hunger. My agribusiness company will be involved in retailing wide range varieties of seeds, cassava, fertilizers and pesticides such as herbicides, insecticides and fungicides that will eliminate damages to the crops. My mission statement is to make available a high quality products to my customers at affordable price. My financing source will be from supporters or NGO that will assist in growing my agribusiness company and another source will be from retailing my products because i am in the business to make profit and also satisfied my customers wants. My plan for future growth is to hire qualified and competent staffs that will help me to run the business, offer excellent customer service to customers more to what my competitors will be offering, Mapping out a marketing strategies that will help me reach out to many farmers, household and manufacturing companies, delivering ease and payment options, customer training and superior customer service, reduction in cost of products availability of products and high quality products continuously. I am aware that there are several large and small agribusiness shop in my state which is why i spent time and resources to conduct a thorough feasibility studies and market survey in order to know what our customers wants and with this approach my business will go far.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My name is Amadife Ifeyinwa Cynthia the founder of Double Blessing agribusiness company, from Enugu State in udi local government Area. I graduated with a Bachelor of science degree in Business Education from Enugu State University of science and Technology, age 28 years old. Dynamically motivated professional with over 4 years in business and project management in sales. Highly skilled in creating supportive business solutions. Result-driven and well developed management executive with extensive experience in sales and marketing activities, expert in business management and project leadership policies and procedures, as well as team leadership and development. I am flexible and experience Educationist that add value to people's lives, a good communicator with excellent time management skills and proven interpersonal skills. Creative and always up for new challenges, well organized and always plan ahead to make sure i manage my time well. I work well in team and also being capable of using initiative. A punctual and motivated individual who is able to work in a busy environment and produce high standard of work.
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