Farming in Benin has taken a dramatic turn to a better direction in recent years, creating jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs who dare to go into farming business.
Millionaires are currently being made every year through farming in Benin and there is certainly no end to the prospects of creating more wealth through farming in the coming years.
There are good reasons why farming in Benin is doing very well.
Understanding these reasons will help you (no matter where you come from) to think seriously about setting up farm in Benin.
1) There is no any other African country where Farming is as viable as it is in Benin in terms of productivity and profitability.
2) There is no other country where farmers are more advantaged as they are in Benin as regards demands for the produce. Take a look at my top five reasons why you must start Farming in Benin now.
WHY FARMING IN Benin
(1) Benin has a huge population of over 10 million people, More than 80 percent of Beninese buy their farm produce from
(2) Benin has large expanses of fertile farmlands laying fallow across the nation.
(3) Beninese Government is seriously turning its attention to promoting farming in Benin to help boost food productions in the country and minimize food importation.
The government is willing to assist any would be farming entrepreneur/investors with the necessary supports and logistics.
LIST OF LUCRATIVE FARMING BUSINESS IN Benin
1. Maize Farming:
You will never know the profit in Maize Farming in Benin until you try it. One thing we like about maize is that everything happens fast. It takes less than Four months between planting and harvesting.
2. Snail Farming:
Snail farming in Benin is said to be one of the most lucrative agricultural business you can start with little capital. But still, it is one of the most ignored animal rearing business in this country Benin and other African Countries. Snail farming
provides one of the profitable opportunity to make money within a short period of time.
But why are Beninese & Africans not yet fully engaged in this money making snail rearing business? The reason is negligence.
3. Pig Farming:
Pig farming business is one of the lucrative business in Benin . This business is so profitable that it can fetch you millions of money within a year. Another name for pig farming is piggery.
Pig farming is becoming more lucrative and
expanding rapidly here in Benin and around the world. Do you know that pig meat is very high in demand in Benin and sells very fast anywhere (markets, shops, restaurants etc).
4. Poultry Farming:
Poultry farming is one of the cheapest and most profitable and lucrative farming business one can start in Benin . This is a business one can venture into, which is generating thousands of money weekly, monthly and on a daily basis.
There are many streams of income involves in poultry farming. Income through Eggs production, Income through their faeces (on manures),etc. On this business, You can start earning within a year.
5. Catfish Farming:
If you dream to try yourself in agribusiness and dream to succeed in this field, then you should consider catfish farming.
In this write-up, we will provide you with catfish farming facts, give necessary information concerning catfish farming
in Benin , consider the rules of breeding and growing fish in the subsidiary farm. Keep reading because many interesting is ahead.
There are many kinds of fish growing in Benin , however, many people like catfish because its meat is juicy, soft and tasty.
However, not everyone knows that this fish can be grown quite easily even at a small fish farm, you can even organize catfish farming at home.
The African catfish is delicious, easy to keep and grows fast enough. The biology of catfish is such that they can live without water for two days, breathing the usual air. They have both gills and
lungs. This is a very strong and clever fish. From the pits with water, where they fall, catfish can jump up to 2 meters in height and crawl to look for water.
Catfish farming is increasingly becoming an attractive form of agriculture for many Benin especially young people.
6. Plantain Plantation:
Plantain farming in Benin is one of the staple crops business in the country. Plantain is as well a viable source of income for small scale farmers who grow it
in their garden.
Plantains grow in clusters because
every matured plantain plant produces a number of baby suckers which are not pruned out.
7. Rice Farming:
Rice is the world`s second most popular crop after maize. Rice farming in Benin provides a lot of promises for a future businessman. The position acquired by rice is attended by large demand on the Benin market. The agriculture sector is the best valuable business in the world.
Technology and Oil &a Gas Industry can`t feed the population, while crops can do that. Therefore, rice production in
Benin , which is one of the most popular products in country – is promised to be successful.
8. Cassava Farming:
Cassava production in Benin is extremely simple. The plant is to be placed in trays filled with soil. This is where you stick the cuttings (stems) of the plant and
within six months they will grow and turn into pretty big bushes. When the leaves on the bushes start to turn yellow, this means that the harvest is ripe. You can dig bulbs from the soil for eating or selling.
9. Cucumber Farming
Cucumber farming is one venture that can actually surprise anyone who cares to go into it. While thousands of young
men and women are busy pursuing higher degrees in education and hoping to get employed by one big firm or the
other, those who saw the goldmine in cucumber farming are not giving any damn to that as their ventures are adequately taking good cares of them financially.
10. Yam Business
Yam is another staple food that is in high demand in Benin . You can start a large scale yam farming business or you can purchase the yams at a cheaper price.
Get involved in any of these farming business in Benin today and you will never regret it.