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Instant Pounded Yam Flour Production; The Feasibility Report.

Instant Pounded Yam Flour Production; The Feasibility Report.


Yam {Dioscorea spp.} is an important food crop especially in the yam zone of West Africa. Although more than six hundred species of the tuber exist, only a few are important as staple food in the tropics. These include white yam (D. rotundata), yellow yam (D. Cayenensis), water yam (D. alata), trifoliate yam (D. dumetorum), aerial yam (D. bulbifera) and Chinese yam (D. esculenta).


West Africa accounts for 90-95% of world yam production with Nigeria the largest single producer. In 2004, global yam production was about 47 million metric tons (MT) with 96% of this coming from Africa.

Nigeria alone accounts for about 70 percent of world production .It is the second most important root/tuber crop in Africa with production reaching just under one third the level of cassava.

One major achievement of the present civilian administration in Nigeria in the past twelve (12) years has been the revival of the growth of the middle class which has been witnessed in the country.

These growths continues to drive the increasing social and health awareness of the need for hygienically well packaged and prepared foods required for ease of preparation and good quality living standard of people.

These coupled with the geometrically exploding population and the continued rural-urban drift continues to fuel the demand for well packaged food stuffs especially poundo yam, a staple food in the country.

With a production capacity of 3 tonnes per day.

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

There is high demand for instant pounded yam flour in both the domestic and international markets. In the international market, a large market exists in Europe and America where a good number of Nigerians reside.

The national demand for instant pounded yam flour is estimated at 165,000 tons per annum while the current supply level is less than 25% of the demand estimate.

It consumption cuts across every strata of the society both the rich and poor.

Table of Content


1.0    Business Overview

1.1 Description of the Business
1.2 Vision and Mission Statement
1.3 Business Objective
1.4 Value Proposition
1.5 Critical Success Factor of the Business
1.6 Current Status of Business
1.7 Description of the Business Industry
1.8 Contribution to Local and National Economy

2. Marketing Plan

2.1 Description of product
2.2 Product Packaging and delivery
2.3 The Opportunity
2.4 Pricing Strategy
2.5 Target Market
2.6 Distribution and Delivery Strategy
2.7 Promotional Strategy
2.8 Competition

3. Production Plan

3.1 Description of the Location
3.2 Raw Materials
3.3 Production Equipment
3.4 Production Process
3.5 Production Cost
3.6 Stock Control Process
3.7 Pre-Operating activities and expenses
3.7.1 Operating Activities and Expenses
3.8 Project Implementation Schedule

4.0 Organizational and Management Plan

4.1 Ownership of the business
4.2 Profile of the promoters
4.3 Key Management Staff
4.3.2 Management Support Units
4.4 Details of salary schedule

5. Financial Plan

5.1 Financial Assumption
5.2 Start up Capital Estimation
5.3 Source of Capital
5.4 Security of Loan
5.5 Loan Repayment Plan
5.6 Profit and Loss Analysis
5.7 Cashflow Analysis
5.8 Viability Analysis

6.0 Business Risk and mitigation factor

6.1 Business Risks
6.2 SWOT Analysis

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Report Details

Report Type: Feasibility Report
Formats of Delivery: MS WORD
No. of Pages: 35
Product Code: FORA/08/2011/052
Publisher: Foraminifera Market Research
Release Date: February 25, 2014 ; Updated Every 3- Months
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