Agriculture, Agro – Processing, Forestry And Fishing

SORGHUM MALT PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA.

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is a cultivated tropical cereal grass. It is generally, although not universally, considered to have first been domesticated in North Africa, possibly in the Nile or Ethiopian regions as recently as 1000 BC1. The cultivation of sorghum played a crucial role in the spread of the Bantu (black) group of people across sub-Saharan Africa.

Today, sorghum is cultivated across the world in the warmer climatic areas. It is quantitatively the world’s fifth largest most important cereal grain, after wheat, maize, rice and barley. In Africa, sorghum is still largely a subsistence food crop, but as report will show it is increasingly forming the foundation of successful food and beverage industries in Nigeria.

Nigeria is the second largest producer of sorghum, with the majority of domestic production used for household consumption/fodder. Sorghum is produced in virtually all the states in Nigeria, though some states produce more than others.

Some of states that maize in large quantity in Nigeria includes Plataeu, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Gombe, Bauchi, Zamfara, Benue , Kogi , Nassarawa and Taraba.

Sorghum is increasingly being used as a substitute for more expensive and imported raw materials. A major portion of sorghum grain currently utilized by Nigeria industries {approximately 200,000 MT} is used by the larger beer sector, followed by the non-alcoholic malt beverage sector. Currently, several brands of larger beer with major sorghum content are being marketed.

Historically, malt drink was used as food for children and the sick, but has since become a mainstream beverage consumed by people of all ages. More importantly, malt-based drinks have developed a reputation over the centuries for their nutritional value, a message that is attractive for manufacturers to carry across in today’s climate of increasing health awareness.

There are more than 20 breweries operating in Nigeria with an annual production capacity close to 20 million hectoliters.

The use of sorghum malt was encouraged by a ban on imported barley malt and an economic recession, resulting in a substantial reduction in the sales and production of barley based beer.

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GLUCOSE SYRUP PRODUCTION FROM CASSAVA TUBERS IN NIGERIA; INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA.

Cassava is the third largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize.Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people.It is one of the most drought tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils. Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cassava.

Cassava is the most important root crop in Nigeria. Apart from being a staple crop in both rural and urban household’s cassava is a major source of income to cassava farmers and processors in the rural areas.

Cassava alone contributes about 45% of agricultural GDP in Nigeria for food or domestic purposes but its industrial processing and utilization has been very limited. Currently, the country produces about 40,000,000 tons of the cassava tubers annually.

Corn starch is the major industrial raw material for glucose and fructose syrup production in the US and in many other parts of the world. However, good results have been obtained for starch processing in Europe, South America and Asia when alternative starch sources are used including potatoes, wheat, barley, rice and cassava.

Glucose syrup production from cassava can be subdivided into the following process areas of liquefaction, saccharification, and purification.

Glucose syrup is a sweetener used industrially in Nigeria, for example in the food, soft drink and confectionery industries. The establishment of a process for conversion of cassava starch to glucose syrup would enhance the local capability of glucose syrup production.

The total sugar requirement for soft drink bottlers and juice manufacturers in Nigeria is estimated at 280,000 tons of sugar annually indicating a large for glucose syrup in Nigeria.

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MAIZE FLOUR PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA.

Maize (Zea mays, L.) is a staple food of great socio-economic importance in the Sub-Saharan Africa of which Nigeria is inclusive with per capital kg/year of 40.

Nigeria has an annual maize production in excess of 7 million metric tons. In terms of volume produced, maize is the third most important cereal grown in Nigeria after sorghum and millet. It comes after wheat and rice in terms of world importance.

The total land area planted to maize in Nigeria is above 2.5 million hectares with an estimated yield of about 1.4 metric tones per hectare.Maize is produced in virtually all the states in Nigeria, though some states produce more than others.

Some of states that maize is produced in large quantity in Nigeria includes Plataeu, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Gombe, Bauchi, Zamfara, Benue , Kogi , Nassarawa and Taraba.

Different products like corn starch, corn flakes and corn flour can be produced from maize seed. This article focuses on the investment opportunity existing in the production of maize flour.

Maize flour is derived from grounded and desiccated seed of the maize seeds. It is whitish in colour and It is the second most produced and consumed flour after wheat flour, competing with rice flour.

Dry corn millers process corn in one of three ways:

1. A tempering degerming process;
2. stoneground or non-degerming process; or
3. alkaline-cooked process.

The main products of tempering / degerming process are

Flaking grits (large grits) 30 – 40 %
Brewers grits Small grits) 20%
Corn meal (coarse powder) 12 %
Corn flour( fine powder) 10%
Animal feed including germ 17-20 %

The most common process is the “tempering-degerming.” The first step in this process is to dry clean the corn, separating fines and broken from the whole corn. Occasionally wet cleaning follows to remove surface dirt, dust and other matter. The clean corn is tempered to 20 percent moisture. While moist, the majority of the outer bran or pericarp, germ, and tip cap are removed, leaving the endosperm. The bulk of the corn endosperm, known as the “tail hominy fraction,” proceeds through the degerminator, is dried, cooled, and sifted. A portion of this “fraction” is isolated as large flaking grits. Further separation is accomplished using roller mills, sifters, grinding tables, and aspirators so that an infinite variety of smaller grits, meals and flours can be produced.

Some of the equipments required for the production of corn flour includes cleaning equipment, degermer, roller mills,sifters, grinding tables, and aspirators.

The product can be fortified with vitamin A and the packaging would be in PP bags and different sizes of 2Kg, 5Kg, l0Kg, 25Kg and 50Kg packs can be produced to meet the differents needs of the market.

There is high demand for corn flour in Nigeria. With a population of over 165 million people and an estimated national population growth rate of 5.7% per annum ,an average economic growth rate of 3.5% per annum in the past five {5} years, Nigeria has a large market for corn flour.

The national demand for corn flour in Nigeria is estimated at about 800,000 tons/ annum while the current national supply is estimated at 350,000 ton per annum.

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TOMATO FLOUR PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA.

Vegetables, particularly tomatoes are of great importance in human nutrition as they supply essential vitamins and minerals (which are necessary to maintain good health) to the diet, provide variety to the food and make food appetizing. Unfortunately, they are not only seasonal but highly perishable and deteriorate very fast few days after harvest, losing almost all their required quality attributes and some could likely result to total waste. It has been shown that as high as 45% of these produce are lost between rural production and town consumption in the tropical areas.

Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) is one of the most widely grown vegetables in the world. Tomato has been in cultivation in Nigeria for a very long time. It is an important component of the daily diet, consumed both fresh and in paste form.

In Nigeria, an annual total area of one million hectares is reportedly used for its cultivation producing about 2.5 million tons at 25 ton per hectare while it makes up about 18 per cent of the average daily consumption of vegetables in Nigeria homes.

However, an alarming 45 per cent of tomatoes harvested in the country is lost due to poor Food Supply Chain (FSC) management; price instability resulting from seasonal fluctuation in production and the supply preference of farmers and middlemen for urban markets than processors due to low farm gate prices.

In order to control waste in the value chain, the article seeks to enlighten potential investors on the production of tomato flour in Nigeria.

One major means of preserving tomato fruit is by drying. Drying is one of the oldest techniques of preserving agricultural products. Drying as a process for food conservation and preservation seems to be an adequate method under most conditions in the developing economies.

The production process for tomato flour is simple and is state below

1. Dehydration
2. Milling
3. Packaging

The equipments required for production are dryer, grinder/ miller and packaging machine.

Tomato flour could be used instead of tomato sauce imported from abroad therfors hard currencies pound from importation could be gained

The product would be suitable for parties and occasions where large quantities of tomatoes would be required and packaging would be in PP / jute bags and different sizes of 2Kg, 5Kg, l0Kg, 25Kg and 50Kg packs can be produced to meet the differents needs of the market.

The market for tomato is national. With a population of over 160 million people and an estimated national population growth rate of 5.7% per annum ,an average economic growth rate of 3.5% per annum in the past five {5} years, Nigeria has a large market for tomato flour.

Tomato is important in our diets because it is rich in vitamins A and C and also fibre, and it is cholesterol free. Tomato fruit boasts of only 10 calories in every 42.28 grams.

On an average, the consumption of tomato in Nigeria is 10 grams per person per day. For 160 million people, the demand would be 1,600 tons per day or 584,000 tons per annum.

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You can order our detailed feasibility report on concentrated tomato paste re-packing to Tomato paste in sachets 28-30% in Nigeria by clicking on the link below.

Report Title: TOMATO PASTE RE-PACKAGING FROM TOMATOES PASTE DRUMS IN NIGERIA,  THE FEASIBILITY REPORT.

Report Code: FORA/2014/TOMATOPASTEPACKINGINNIGERIA/238-00779934663

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