Small Scale Business Investment in Nigeria’s Livestock Farming

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Country: Nigeria Nigeria
  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Stage: Start-up
  • Investment size: $100,000 / min. $70,000
  • ROI: 30% in 1 years
  • Type of investment: Equity
Invest in a Small Scale Business in Nigeria's Livestock Farming The catfish farming is one of the fastest growing business opportunities in Nigeria. It’s an emerging industry that hasn’t reached its peak or full potential. Image courtesy of Justin Shearer, 2006, Flickr CC.

Investment Opportunity

The catfish farming is one of the fastest growing business opportunities in Nigeria. It’s an emerging industry that hasn’t reached its peak or full potential.

The major players in this business are usually regional players. What this means in essence is that each major player in the catfish farming industry is focused only on a particular business terrain within the geographical location of the farm.

There is a bill being proposed now by the federal government of Nigeria to ban the importation of frozen fish. One this bill is passed into law by the national assembly, the local fish farmers will smile and you will be left behind. So why not position yourself now?

Federal Government has eventually implemented and enforced the ban on the importation of fish starting from December 2013.

Competitive Advantage

With respect to poultry farming, the ban imposed by the federal government of Nigeria with respect to the importation of live or frozen poultry birds has only helped explode the demand. To be honest with you, livestock farming in general is a booming business in Nigeria and the trend is not dying anytime soon.

There will always be demand for livestock products. However, lack of technical know-how and the use of crude equipment are the major factors hampering the growth of this industry.

If you can come in with adequate knowledge and the patience to nurture this business, you will reap immensely. Now you can choose to either venture into livestock breeding of animals or better still, you can stick to livestock feed production or equipment retailing.

Use of financing

Land procurement, equipment, workers, small breed of the catfish

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