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Generate Income producing Garri for export in Nigeria.


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Garri is one of the many products that can be processed from cassava tubers, it is a staple food widely eaten not only by the 140 million people in Nigeria but, also Nigerians abroad and people of other countries in West African.

They enjoy eating it in the form of Eba with soup or soaked in cold water and taken with smoked fish, groundnut or cooked beans etc.

There are different varieties of Garri being sold in the market; you have the red Garri, White Garri and Ijebu Garri.

The difference in these Garri products is the production processes used to make them. The red/Bendel Garri is produced by adding palm Oil to the already fermented cassava before or during frying to reduce the cyanide content found in cassava.

The White Garri is produced by allowing the grated cassava to ferment for at least 3days without adding palm Oil to it. The Ijebu Garri is very common in the south western region of Nigeria, usually white and is produced by allowing the grated cassava to ferment for five days before it is fried.

Demand For Garri

Since the return of democratic rule in Nigeria the price of Garri suddenly shy rocketed from N700 to N4000 per 50kg bag .This is due to the massive exportation of Garri from Nigeria to some West African countries like Ghana, Benin republic, Togo and others.

Producers of Garri

Also, been that Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava countries like China and India have started looking towards Nigeria for their supplies of processed cassava for use as industrial raw materials.
To generate huge income from Garri production Business in Nigeria, it is either you start producing Garri for local consumption or you get it packaged for export to countries like USA and UK with large concentration of Nigerians for them to buy and pay you in Dollars and Pound starling.

Steps to Start producing Garri for Export

So, to start a profitable Garri production and Export business in Nigeria here are some of the requirements.
RAW MATERIALS REQUIREMENT. The major raw material need for the production of Garri is cassava tuber and like we all know Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the World and this means that cassava can be sourced easily from farmers in the rural areas or you can even start a cassava farm of your own to help meet the high demand for Garri.
CAPITAL REQUIREMENT.  The capital you need to start your own Garri production and export business depends on the quantity you want to produce. The larger the capacity of the plant the more costly it is to setup. Therefore to setup a small scale Garri processing plant say of 5Hp plant that is capable of producing install capacity of 5tons of cassava daily, then you need at least N1.8Million Naira.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT. The following are the equipment needed to start Garri production business. Cassava grating machine, cassava press, table knife or peeling machine if you can afford one, cassava frying machine, wheel barrows, plastic or steel basins. All these machines and equipments can easily be purchased from local machine and equipment fabricators in Nigeria.
PRODUCTION PROCESS. To start Garri production process, the first thing to do is to peel and wash of all the sands and dirt from the body of cassava tubers. After this is done, you can now start to grate the tubers into tiny bits or pulps then bag the wet pulp and then mount the bag in an hydraulic powered jack press to remove water from grated cassava.
After removing the excess water from the cassava pulp you should then allow it to ferment for two to three days but depending on the type of Garri you want to produce whether it is white, red or Ijebu Garri. The next stage is to start frying the Garri.
PACKAGING GARRI FOR EXPORT. To make extra income from Garri production business, you need to export your Garri to other countries in West Africa, Europe and America. To start the exportation from Nigeria you need to properly package the product to meet required standard set by the particular country you sending it to.
The great demand for Garri in Nigeria and abroad has made the production of Garri a very profitable business for who so ever is interested in starting a business with high return on investment.
Now you have discovered the immense income potential you can generate by producing Garri not only for the Nigeria market but also for export. So I believe you will take necessary bold steps to implement these  profitable business ideas and as you do financial worries will definitely come to an end.
For inquiry on how to get the complete feasibility studies on small scale  Garri production and export that cost N5000, Simply call me on Tel: 08081632025 or 08037191728
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    call me on +2347030303428 to supply you garri and even palm oil .

  2. ugwuja nnabuike ugwuja nnabuike September 29, 2015

    i am interested in this biz

  3. Mrs Olasumbo Oluwadare Mrs Olasumbo Oluwadare September 15, 2016

    Am interested in the biz,but I do I source for fund?Thanks
    Mrs Oluwadare

  4. ayanwusi sunday moses ayanwusi sunday moses October 1, 2016

    sir, have already started white and fermented gari production but i need the buyers. with clean and neat factory enviroment.

  5. mrs p odemwingie mrs p odemwingie January 14, 2017

    thanks for educating me on how to start up my business. with I hope see u for more information.

  6. dennis jacob dennis jacob March 5, 2017

    am new here,how do I come on board.or better still,how do I get contact of buyers?,I actually sell in the village but would love to explore the foreign market.

  7. man of luck man of luck November 4, 2017

    Very Enlighting

    Thanks for the encouragement

  8. Oyinkansola Oyinkansola June 11, 2018

    I love this

  9. Lawrence Lawrence June 24, 2018

    Please inform me on how to get started.

  10. Mutiu Mutiu January 3, 2019

    Hello sir, please educate me on how to start garri business in nigeria,please rely throught this is e-mail


  11. Elder Olukayode Ariyo Elder Olukayode Ariyo March 28, 2019

    we have started but how can we get /demand for packaged garri outside Nigeria?

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