Wondering if there are investment opportunities in agriculture?
However, Nigeria is known to possess riches not only in oil, gas, coal, iron, ore, lead, limestone and zinc but most importantly, it has rich land and water resources that are ripe for agricultural exploitation. Nigeria is blessed with 84 million hectares of arable land, 5.04 million hectares (60%) of uncultivated land, almost a whole year sunshine, 230 cubic meters, and about 200 million population. Agriculture has its place in the history of the nation, which is why the green color in the flag depicts the progressive role it has played, serving as the major source of livelihood to over 75% population. “The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward civilized life’’ It has been one of significant earnings of producing food for human utilization. Today more and more lands are being developed for the production of large crops.
In the past, Nigeria was famous for the export of groundnut and palm oil and many more but over the years the rate of export of product has reduced and which is why Cloud Farm Funds and its experts comes to fill in the gap, aiming to empower farmers, increase food security and enriching funders by welcoming financial partnership/Investment from anywhere in the world.
WHO ARE WE?
Cloud Farm Funds is a farming enterprise in West Africa, in partner with RainTree Farm. Our mission is Empowering Farmers, Increasing Food Security and Enriching Funders. Funders capital covers crop production and rearing of livestock distribution to increase healthy farm and a healthy food. The crops are then processed and sold out within 6-12 month. Funders earn between 10% to 35% returns on their capital based on the plan of choice.
WHAT ARE THE FARMS YOU CAN INVEST ON?
- Pig Farm : According to Sunnews breeding and raising pigs for domestic and commercial purposes is gaining spotlight in Nigeria. Pig meat (pork) is widely consumed around the world, as it is regarded as a major source of protein. Pig, a monogastric animal, with its huge potential and profitability, remains a very profitable livestock venture that farmers need to embrace as it can help in solving hunger problem, unemployment and safeguard the future of the nation’s food supplies. Despite being a lucrative business, a lot of people still overlook this goldmine venture because they consider pigs as dirty animals. But farmers and investors who engage in modern ways of raising pigs are making huge profit from pig farming and pork production.
In actual sense, the traditional pig keepers are now switching over to the modern day breed of pigs and hygienic husbandry practices to promote consumption of pork. Currently, the local market is handling about 60 per cent of pigs’ production, while exporting about 30 per cent live pigs worth around N3 billion out of Nigeria to neighboring countries every year.
However, the demand for pork is rising, especially for dietary purposes of those in the elite circle of the country who are health conscious. A sow (female pig) can give birth up to three times in a year and it gives birth to 10 to 13 piglets at once.
There is currently a health movement known as the Ketogenic Movement that is conscious of diet regimes that involve cut in carbs and high fat to keep fit. Pig farmers who spoke to Daily Sun at the Porkies Family Hangout in Lagos said in terms of value chain, they have been able to turn pork meat into various varieties of products like sausages, bacon, burgers, barbeque, suya, even with Nigerian local dishes including efor riro (vegetable soup) banga soup, afang soup, pepper soup among other lovely delicacies. In addition, pigskin is used to manufacture beautiful leather products like shoes, boots, handbags, saddles, belts, seats, football and other apparels like shirts, jackets and blazers.
Prince Kola Osunsanmi, who was a poultry farmer for eight years before venturing into piggery, said he is more relaxed in his new line of business. Speaking on the most lucrative aspect in piggery business, he said it is the finishers who buy weaned ones and then fatten them for another three to four months before selling.
He said: “Although we practice from farrow to finish – that is, buying a male and two or more females and breeding them to give birth. The piglets will then suckle their mother for two months, after which you wean and fatten them for another four months before selling. This takes a lot of time”. The quickest way to get turnovers is for those who buy weaning ones and fatten them for four months then they make their money. He explained that when a farrow to finish is still in its weaning stage, finishers are on their second cycle.
Speaking with Daily Sun, the Managing Director, No1PigFan Limited, Mr. Femi Malomo, said farmers have realized that health conscious Nigerians are always demanding for pork because it is a good source of protein. He added that it was now important to let Nigerians know that the world has embraced pork as one of the best sources of protein because neighboring countries are benefiting from pigs exported from Nigeria.
A health movement known as Ketogenic which is all about diet regiment based on low carbohydrate and high fat to keep fit. We found out that these people are always looking for pork everywhere because is recommended for them as a good source of protein.
“So Nigerians are now demanding for pork and the funny thing is that they have not been able to get it as they want because some people are timid in associating with it. That is why we Cloud Farm Funds are here today to associate with pork, to showcase pork and to let people know that it is the best meat.”
Pork meat is the fastest and most popular meat at the moment among the educated middle class, especially those that are health conscious. Pig farmers are looking at a very huge industry that is capable of employing millions of Nigerians and generating foreign exchange for Nigerians. On disease control and prevention, the farmers are optimistic and Nigerian pigs are healthy and precautions have been taken to curb that.
Cloud Farm Funds take very good care of the pigs as we have engaged veterinarians that help us to take care of their health daily. We disinfect their pens, wash them, we test them in order to ensure that what we are doing here meets international standards. In the olden days, pigs were reared in Bush Waller but there are new procedures. Statistics shows in 2015/2016 that pork takes 36% of the total protein meat consumption all over the world, followed by goat and chicken, among others.
Pigs are now refined, eat healthy and drink clean water because pork producers are now enlightened people, pigs now eat what an average chicken eats and the issue of worms are now being taken care of by new genetics and new ways of rearing them.
Mr.Eniola Bamgbelu while advising potential investors, he said, “pig farming is a full science on its own. It is not business as usual and it is no longer like the way our forefathers used to do it. People should have a start up fund and learn the science of the business because if you don’t learn, you won’t get it right.”
Which is why Cloud Farm Funds is stepping in the gap to empower farmers with required funds, providing funders with the right Agricultural Investment Opportunities.
- Cassava Farm: Statistics shows that cassava is one of the most consumed food in the world. it is a perennial shrub that can grow up to 5 meters in height. The leaves may be consumed as a vegetable, cooked as a soup or dried and fed to livestock as a protein supplement.
In Nigeria, the consumption pattern varies according to ecological zones and Garri is the dominant product which is widely consumed in both rural & urban areas. Cassava is a cash crop which is grown for profit and are also referred to as season crops. they can be planted and harvested within 3 to 7 months.
Products which are gotten from cassava and advisable to invest on includes;
- Cassava Chips
- Cassava Pasta
- Cassava Starch
- Cassava Bread
The present management endorsed cassava has the major source to boost the economy and investing into the cassava farming business will make you grow financially as you long expected, considering the lands we Cloud farm funds cover which are available for cash crop farming.
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- Oil Palm Farm : Statistics shows that Nigeria is the fourth largest producer of palm oil in the world accounting for 3% of global production. The Nigeria Institute for oil palm research (NIFOR) estimates that upstream palm oil production is 0.98 million tons.
Nigeria has what it takes to be rated the highest producer of oil palm in the world, but the country is presently among the highest consumer of oil palm imported from foreign countries. We produce all types of oil seedlings used by both Indonesia and Malaysia, who currently export palm oil products to Nigeria in high currencies.
Agriculturist says Nigeria has Dura, Pacifera and Tinera seedlings used in producing palm oil in any terrain, but the only challenge oil palm farmers normally have were land and finances. Oil palm farming requires large hectares of land & huge amount of money to be accomplished.
From the table above you see that one hectare of land planted with oil palm can produce nearly four tonnes of oil per year – that’s eight times the output for soybean. For a crop grower, oil palm will look like an attractive crop. This efficiency of oil palm is what I think can give it an even bigger role in the global vegetable-oil supply chain in the future. Read more
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- Chicken Farm : Read more
- Invest in Land Clearing: Read more
Why You Should Do Business With Cloud Farm Funds
The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward civilized life’’ Agriculture plays a vital role in the economy of every nation. It has been one of significant earnings of producing food for human utilization. Today more and more lands are being developed for the production of large crops.
There is a wide gap between the requirement for need of food, crops, livestock, the volume and quantity of food been produced. This gap which causes food insecurity is partly due to lack of funding for farmers both large and small scale, inefficient use of resources, non-utilization of enhanced high seeds and animal breeds.
Cloud Farm Funds is stepping in the gap to empower farmers with required funds, providing them with the right seeds and breeds of animal and ensuring best agronomy practices.
Within thus, increase food security and also enriching the providers of the funder, our funding partners with good returns on investment.
Our values reflect who we are and a principle which guides all we do by relating with farmers and farm funder’s to a future of healthy crops and live stock.
Team Spirit: Building team work and strong partnership/Sponsors and actively contribute to overcoming challenges.
Humility: At Cloud Farm Funds, in achieving success we appreciate all individuals with their own cultural identities. We embrace difference.
Integrity: We comply with regulations, providing full information required as communication will be sincere and opened when dealing with farmers and farm Funder’s.
Customer Focus: We create excellent solutions to our customers by carefully listening to their needs and exceeding their expectations.
Cloud Farm Funds Model
- Fund a Farm – We welcome partnership. Farm funders get between 10% to 35% returns on original funds provided for our farms & farmers.
- Sign up – Sign up with your details and we set up your Cloud Farm Funds account.
- Choose a Farm – Farm funders participation contributes to the growth and production of farm crops and thus increase food security while empowering farmers.
- We Process and Sell – We utilize your funds, work on the farm with our experts RainTree, harvest, and sell farm produce.
- We Pay You – We enrich you by paying promised returns after harvest and sales.