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Soy-Bean Cultivation and Full Fat Soya Production in Nigeria; The Opportunity

Soybean (U.S.) or soya bean (UK) (Glycine max) is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses. The plant is classed as an oilseed rather than a pulse by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

Fat-free (defatted) soybean meal is a significant and cheap source of protein for animal feeds and many prepackaged meals;soy vegetable oil is another product of processing the soybean crop. For example, soybean products such as textured vegetable protein (TVP) are ingredients in many meat and dairy analogues. Soybeans produce significantly more protein per acre than most other uses of land.

Nigeria presently produces about 500,000 MT of Soybean annually making it the largest producer of the product on the African continent. Soybean is a legume which is produced in most the middle belt of the country with Benue state accounting for about 45% of the total production in country.

There are numerous varieties of soya bean ideal for different climates and vegetation belt but the most common varieties are TGX 1448-2E, TGX 1485-ID and TGX 1835-10E. These varieties can be purchased from seed companies or from the Ministry of Agriculture where its viability, freedom from disease and pest is guaranteed.

Before sowing, the seeds should be treated with captan (at the rate of 1 sachet/8 kg of seeds) before planting for protection against soil-borne fungal diseases.) to keep them safe from soil borne diseases. Soybean seeds easily lose their viability. It is common for soybean, even when stored properly, not to germinate after 12 –15 months in storage. Therefore, use seeds that are not more than 12 months old to ensure good germination.

Sort out the good seeds for planting to ensure that they are free from insects, disease infestation, and weed seeds. Do not purchase seeds from the open market as the germination potential is not guaranteed.

Sow soybean by hand, planter, or by drilling. Plant 3 to 4 seeds/hole at a spacing of 75 cm between rows and 10 cm between stands. Alternatively, drill seeds at 50–75 cm between rows and 5 cm within rows.

For the early maturing varieties, a spacing of 50 cm between rows and 5–10 cm within rows is recommended because they respond better to narrow spacing than the late-maturing varieties. Do not sow seeds more than 2–5 cm deep. Deeper planting may result in loss of vigor or failure of seedlings to emerge.

Soybean matures within 3–4 months after planting and requires timely harvesting to check excessive yield losses. At maturity, the pod is straw-colored. It is recommended that soybean be harvested when about 85% of the pods have turned brown for a non-shattering variety but 80% for shattering varieties.

Soybean prior to oil extraction is referred to as Full Fat Soybean. Full Fat Soybean meal is an adequately heat processed whole soybean. It contains complete amount of oil and protein naturally present in soybeans. They valued as a good poultry feed ingredient owing to its high oil (18%) and protein (38%) content.
Full fat soybean meal is different from regular Soybean Meal in that it has a full fat complement. Full fat Soybean has not been solvent extracted and it is often used as an energy source or for general balancing of the formula.

Nigeria’s installed annual soybean crushing capacity is estimated at approximately 600,000 MT. An estimated 255,000 tons of soybeans were crushed in MY2010/11, representing only 42 percent of installed processing capacity. Eight large processors account for nearly 60 percent of Nigeria’s soybean crushing industry.

Industry sources forecast crushing to rise to 271,000 tons in MY2011/12 on account of the anticipated increased soybeans production. Soybeans are crushed to obtain oil (for industrial and refined for food use) and soybean meal/cake for animal feed.

The demand for FFS exceeds supply owing to its importance as a constituent of animal feeds all over the world e.g. Broilers eat broiler mash which must contain 55% FFS to take care of animal’s energy and protein needs. Nigeria with a population of over 165 million people is a large market for poultry, swine and fish products which automatically creates a market for the food being eaten by these animals.

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SOY MILK PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SOY FLOUR PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SOYA OIL AND CAKE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
FULL FAT SOYA PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SOYA BEANS EXPORT IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SOY-DAWADAWA PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT

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Soy-Bean Cultivation and Soy-Flour Production in Nigeria; The Opportunity.

Soya bean is one of the most common food crops grown and consumed in many parts of Africa. Soy bean (Glycine Max) is classified as an oilseed rather than a pulse. It is a species of legume native to East Asia (China) and still remains a major crop there till today. Prior to its use for fermented food products, soybean was considered sacred for use in crop rotation as a method of fixing nitrogen. The bean on dry weight basis is 29% oil, 40% protein, 35% carbohydrate and about 5% ash. Its protein is heat stable, thus allowing it to withstand high temperature during cooking.

Soy bean was introduced into Nigeria in 1908; it was first planted in Ibadan, Oyo State. Initially the crop was cultivated for export with the support and encouragement of Groundnut Board. Nigeria presently produces about 500,000 MT of Soybean annually making it the largest producer of the product on the African continent. Soybean is a legume which is produced in most the middle belt of the country with Benue state accounting for about 45% of the total production in country.

There are numerous varieties of soya bean ideal for different climates and vegetation belt but the most common varieties are TGX 1448-2E, TGX 1485-ID and TGX 1835-10E. These varieties can be purchased from seed companies or from the Ministry of Agriculture where its viability, freedom from disease and pest is guaranteed.

Before sowing, the seeds should be treated with captan (at the rate of 1 sachet/8 kg of seeds) before planting for protection against soil-borne fungal diseases.) to keep them safe from soil borne diseases. Soybean seeds easily lose their viability. It is common for soybean, even when stored properly, not to germinate after 12 –15 months in storage. Therefore, use seeds that are not more than 12 months old to ensure good germination.

Sort out the good seeds for planting to ensure that they are free from insects, disease infestation, and weed seeds. Do not purchase seeds from the open market as the germination potential is not guaranteed.

Sow soybean by hand, planter, or by drilling. Plant 3 to 4 seeds/hole at a spacing of 75 cm between rows and 10 cm between stands. Alternatively, drill seeds at 50–75 cm between rows and 5 cm within rows.

For the early maturing varieties, a spacing of 50 cm between rows and 5–10 cm within rows is recommended because they respond better to narrow spacing than the late-maturing varieties. Do not sow seeds more than 2–5 cm deep. Deeper planting may result in loss of vigor or failure of seedlings to emerge.

Soybean matures within 3–4 months after planting and requires timely harvesting to check excessive yield losses. At maturity, the pod is straw-colored. It is recommended that soybean be harvested when about 85% of the pods have turned brown for a non-shattering variety but 80% for shattering varieties.

Soy flour, derived from ground soybeans, boosts protein, brings moisture to baked goods, and provides the basis for some soymilks and textured vegetable protein. This versatile ingredient improves taste and texture of many common foods and often reduces the fat absorbed in fried foods. The taste of soy flour varies from a “beany” flavor to a sweet and mild flavor, depending on how it is processed.

Some of the machinery and equipment required for soy flour production includes Destoning Machine, Aspirator, Hammer mill (Wet Milling), Steam Jacketted Kettle for cooking & Blanching, Extractor – vibro sieve/Screen Filter, Cabinet Dryer, Holding /Processing Tank (Stainless Steel), Automatic filling Packaging machine, Cracker/Disc Mill, Weighing Machine, Generator and Project Vehicle.

There is enormous demand for Soy Flour in both Nigeria market and international market, as a result of its numerous and essential nutrients present.

Soy flour can be used to thicken gravies and cream sauces, to make homemade soy-milk, or add it to a variety of baked goods. Soy flour gives home baked goods protein boost.

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At Foraminifera Market Research (www.foramfera.com), we provide bespoke and up to date market research reports. Our reports are designed to assist start-ups to understand the legal and financial requirements of starting the business, the market trends vis-a-vis demand and supply, competition, risk identification and mitigation strategies.

You can purchase our reports on the following subject matter
SOY MILK PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SOY FLOUR PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SOYA OIL AND CAKE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
FULL FAT SOYA PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SOYA BEANS EXPORT IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SOY-DAWADAWA PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT

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Investment Opportunity in Soap Noodles Importation and Sales in Nigeria.

Soap Noodles are made from vegetable oils, such as palm oil, coconut oil or olive oil, and/or animal fats (tallow). These are ‘saponified’, usually using sodium hydroxide, to form a salt of the fatty acids. Soap Noodles constitute the very basic form of soap. Manufacturers are able to buy basic soap noodles, then add pigments, fragrances and other components to create their own brand of soap. Once this has been accomplished, the soap is moulded and pressed into its final shape, stamped with the brand and packaged. Different specifications of soap noodles are used depending on the type of soap to be manufacturerd e.g. toilet soap, laundry soap, translucent soaps, high-lather, medicated, etc.

Soaps are cleaning products that have become an essential part in our daily lives. Cleaning products play an essential role by safely and effectively removing dirts, germs and other contaminants, and thus promote a hygienic lifestyle. There are therefore, indispensable items as a daily requirement in homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants etc

Nigeria beauty and personal care market estimated to be growing at five to 10 percent cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) retains strong potential and opportunity despite 40 percent reduction in products use by consumers, in response to soaring inflationary trend and biting recession. The market’s underlying fundamentals are staying stable.

In 2013, the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector’s contribution to GDP was estimated at $85 billion, with a growth rate of about 12% as opposed to a 7% growth rate in 2012.

The FMCG sector is globally categorized into three primary sub-segments – Food and Beverages; Spirits and Tobacco; Household and Personal Care. The Household and Personal Care segment consists of soaps, laundry detergents, dishwashing liquids, etc.

Toilet soap is one of the most essential house-hold items that humans use daily. It commands regular or constant demand in the market place. Soap making business is lucrative and offers reliable and constant revenue for business men and women who are producing and those marketing soap wholesale or retail.

The demand for the product is high because detergent is a consumable item. It is used in households, guest houses, hotels, canteens, hospitals, schools, higher institutions, offices, etc, as a general cleaning agent.

Different types of soap are produced daily and they include – laundry soap, bathing soap, antiseptic soap, detergent and a host of others.

Consumption and usage of soap for personal hygiene and general cleanliness per household is rising, and the importance cannot be emphasized. Nigeria market is a very large one considering the growing population yearly.

The market for toilet soap is national. 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 soap.

From the figure, it is clear that the business of soap noodle importation and sales in Nigeria, it profitable and viable.

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At Foraminifera Market Research (www.foramfera.com), we provide bespoke and up to date market research reports. Our reports are designed to assist start-ups to understand the legal and financial requirements of starting the business, the market trends vis-a-vis demand and supply, competition, risk identification and mitigation strategies.

You can purchase our reports on the following subject matter

CAUSTIC SODA PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
DETERGENT POWDER PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA (USING SALT BRINE AS RAW MATERIALS); THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
BATHING SOAP PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
LAUNDRY BAR SOAP PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT

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Sodium Silicate Production in Nigeria; The Opportunity.

Sodium silicate is the common name for compounds with the formula (Na2SiO2)nO. A well-known member of this series is sodium metasilicate, Na2SiO3. Also known as waterglass or liquid glass, these materials are available in aqueous solution and in solid form. The pure compositions are colourless or white, but commercial samples are often greenish or blue owing to the presence of iron-containing impurities.

Sodium silicate is made by fusing sodium carbonate and silica sand in an open hearth furnace. In most common commercial silicates, the ratio of sodium carbonate to silica, in molar basis is about 1.2. Other compositions are obtained by mixing and more alkaline ratios by adding caustic soda.

The product after cooling forms clear light bluish green glass. In all case, co2 comes out as a by-product.

Sodium silicate could be sold as a solution where the product is ground and dissolved in water or by steam, under pressure where the ratio of silica to alkali is above two.

The basic process of production is stated below

Raw Material Storage: The raw materials Silica is dumped in the yard while the Soda ash is stored in the ware house.

Batch Preparation: The raw materials are batched in proportion depending on the final product grade and specification.

Mixing:The batched mixture is ball milled for proper mixing and blending, this is done to prevent setting out during firing.

Charging: The blended materials are charged into the furnace operating at preset temperature for melting, the melting process is carried out in the furnace.

Melting: The solid materials turn to molten form.
Discharging: The molten material flows out through a sprout links, to a concrete floor and solidifies to rocky mass.

Testing: This is done for Quality control

Packaging: The sodium silicate is now packaged in 50kg long (solid) or 200L drum (liquid)

The equipment and machines required for the production of sodium silicate can be locally sourced and includes

– Furnace
– Autoclave
– Crusher
– Grinder
– Boiler
– Weighing Hoppers
– Dissolving tanks and agitators
– Mild Steel barrels

Sodium Silicate is used in soaps detergents and in the manufacture of silica gel. It is used as a cement, binder, filler and adhesive. And also used as a wall coating, in concrete, fire proofing material and as a sealant. It is also used to preserve eggs and wood. Sodium Silicate also finds use in textile and pharmaceutical industries. Neutral sodium silicate in liquid form is suitable for use in pharmaceutical and toilet preparations.

Sodium silicates of certain ratios are used for application over concrete floors for hardening making dustless concrete floors and protecting pervious building materials against the effects of moisture. Sodium silicate is also used in foundries and welding electrode industries.

In ceramic industries, sodium silicate is used as a deflocculant in the preparation of casting slips for keeping solid particles in suspension without settling. Sodium silicate is used in refractories industries as an air-setting bond for manufacturing refractory cements and mortars. In vitreous enamel industries, it is used for cleaning the metal, known as pickling, prior to enamelling.

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365 Property Portal — www.365propertyportal.com (Property listing, building materials sales and movers in Nigeria)

Kyneli Business Support Services owners of

www.365campaigner.com

365 Campaigner is a complete suite of social collaboration, communication and management tools for your team. From List building solution to event announcement and CRM, 365 Campaigner provides everything you need to boost sales, step up productivity and manage all day-to-day activities.

365 Campaign is the one stop shop for digital marketing solutions for businesses, politicians, religious organizations and individuals.
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At Foraminifera Market Research (www.foramfera.com), we provide bespoke and up to date market research reports. Our reports are designed to assist start-ups to understand the legal and financial requirements of starting the business, the market trends vis-a-vis demand and supply, competition, risk identification and mitigation strategies.

You can purchase our reports on the following subject matter

CAUSTIC SODA PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
DETERGENT POWDER PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA (USING SALT BRINE AS RAW MATERIALS); THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
BATHING SOAP PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT
LAUNDRY BAR SOAP PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA; THE FEASIBILITY REPORT

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MARKET RESEARCH REPORTS IN NIGERIA
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Ejigbo, Lagos.

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