MAIZE FARMING

Maize Farming

Maize farming is one of the crop farming that is very suitable for Nigerians, considering our great arable land. Unlike rice farming, much more of our land can easily be used for maize farming Maize is perhaps the most common food crop in Nigeria, and also the most important as it is eaten in various dishes and forms the basis for most of the meals prepared by the average Nigerian family. As we all know, corn is a crop cheaper than rice and wheat, two of the other most consumed cereals, and this affordability makes maize hugely popular.

The savvy agribusiness investors stands to make a sizeable amount of money through commercial maize farming It is on record that more than 60% of industrial sector for production of flour, beer, malt drink, corn flakes, starch, syrup, dextrose and animal feeds. There is high demand for corn {maize} starch in Nigeria. With a population of over 165 million people and an estimated national population growth rate of 3.5% per annum in the past five {5} years, Nigeria has a large market for corn {maize} starch. Selling 1000 bags of maize monthly will translate into N12,000,000 monthly income. And the best part is the production is very fast. It takes only about 4 months from planting to harvesting.