I am Oloyede Adeyemi Olatayo, 31, from Isanlu Sin in Kwara State, Nigeria. I was born in Ilorin, the first in the family of three and I studied mass communication at the Federal Polytechnic of Offa. After graduation I ventured into farming, in which I gained a lot of experience.
At Greenland Integrated Farms, our focus is on protein production using catfish (fresh and dried) and quail (for their eggs and roasted). We will rear both the catfish and quail on the same farm but in different sections.
As a fresh business idea, the business framework is ready, the production site has been mapped, and resources needed are also ready to be acquired when funds are available.
Catfish production comes is very important, both in economic and health terms: everybody’s system needs protein, which can be maximally derived from catfish consumption. Quail are fantastic in composition; the egg is good for sight and it boost the immune system.
Fingerlings will be used to produce the catfish while quail are going to be acquired from a hatching company. We will use both tanks and concrete means of raising the catfish; the quail birds will occupy a well-prepared caged house.
Eating catfish is a tasty way to boost your intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. One serving of this fish provides 220 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and 875 mg of omega-6.
Catfish provides complete protein: the 15.6 g of protein in a serving of catfish provides you with all of the amino acids your body needs.
This high-quality, complete protein helps your body build lean muscle mass and it also helps improve the effectiveness of your immune function. It’s also a good source of Vitamin B12.
Quail eggs benefits
Helps with stimulating the brain and enhancing brain activity. Quail eggs are also said to possess some anti-carcinogenic properties, which means they help to prevent and stop the growth of cancer in the body.
They are also very beneficial for people suffering from stomach ulcers or any other digestive tract disorder. Quail eggs help to increase haemoglobin levels in the body and detoxify the body. They are also good for pregnant women and helps to fight anaemia.
Motivation for Project and Benefits for my Community.
I love creating opportunities. Health is wealth and the intake of good protein from both quail and catfish will surely help our health. Also, good jobs are very scarce. On this two premises my motivation is derived. Jobs to create quality livelihood and establish businesses for our clients and customers to help them support their living. Our society needs someone who can create something that can help our society grows, that is why we are here.
Our project will surely bring development to my region. As the business grows we shall expand our supply chains which will open more door to doing business. With over four million people living in Kaduna, our business will sell, brings gains, and creates jobs opportunities.
Achieving our Goals.
- Through advertisement on radio/TV, signboards, and handbill to sell our business.
- Receiving feedback from our customer when we supply them through questionnaire.
- Building strong customer relationship.
- Providing prompt services.
The blueprint of our operation is in place, the site of business and other resources are ready for acquisition as funds become ready.
I have also liaise with some youths in the region who are ready to work when the business kick off.
We cannot survive without our customers, so we going to establish an exclusive customers’ service strategy and we will maintain a high quality in all our products. Dedication and hard work, with team spirits, will also contribute to our success.
Market acceptability will help us measure our success, which we will gauge by conducting surveys on our production and supplies.
- Acquisition of two plots of land USD 1,700
- Building of structures and buying of tanks USD 1,300
- Delivery truck USD 1,300
- Office equipment USD 300
- Salary/miscellaneous USD 400
- Our break-even point will be reached in 12 months after start up.
Dreams only come true when there is a will. I have the will to establish and run this company with my team and we hope that our idea will have the opportunity to better lives.
Blogpost and picture submitted by Oloyede Adeyemi Olatayo (Nigeria): deyemioloyede[at]gmail.com
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