How you Earn 100k monthly from Lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and peppers, grown without Soil in Lagos and Environs.
It is no news that Nigeria and the entire globe is in a crisis situation now. The COVID-19 pandemic struck the entire world with a knock-out upper cut, I must say. No part of the universe prepared for the deadly visitor that came unannounced, yet made itself welcome.
For the first time in the history of mankind, the first, second, and the so called third worlds were together gripped with the fear of chaos, economic meltdown, recessions, etc. As a result, COVID-19 became the equalizer of these category of nations.
It is clear that Nigeria is not ready for what has come upon her suddenly. Forget about the fact that we even had about three months to prepare for this situation. Things were taken with levity as usual.
To tackle this problem, the strategy adopted by majority of the countries all over the world is the social distancing measure. This of course means, you are to keep a minimum of two meters distance from the next person if you must be in a gathering. Majority are compelled to stay at home. To this end, a general ban has been placed on movement in most places and herein lies the opportunity I want to share with you.
80% of the fresh fruits and vegetables that are consumed in Lagos/ environs are grown and transported from the North. This also applies to other major cities outside the northern zone. It’s not a secret that the largest vegetable market in the whole of West Africa is the Mile12 International market in Lagos.
Food produce to this market comes from several hundreds or thousands of kilometers away. At present, the ban on mobility poses a challenge on transportation. This introduces a money spinning opportunity which any wise business person should capitalize on .
Soil less Farming to the rescue
Why Soilless farming, you may ask.
Massive/ commercial vegetable production requires several thousand hectares of land. In addition, water and the right climate are required for the realization of an optimum result . Due to an array of challenges like reliable and affordable farm workers, humidity, and so on, the Southwest has not been doing well in this vegetables production. To mitigate this problem so as to be able to increase the output in the cities outside the north, there is a need to employ a measure of technology. Only then would this dream be realized.
With Soil less Farming,
- A farmer can control to a particular level, different parameters including soil, water, pest, humidity, etc.
- Only about 10% of the land needed for normal open field farming is required
- Only about 5-10% of the irrigation water is needed
- You have the possibility of extending the growing season
- Fewer farm workers are needed
- Better farm management and monitoring occurs
- You get higher yield
- There is need for little or no pesticides
This type of farming employs a technology called Hydroponics. Hydro means water, while ponics means work, in Greek language.
We have come to the point where you will see how you can earn over 100k monthly. A 120 meter square space can produce about 50 kg of lettuce and other choice vegetables priced moderately at about 35,000 naira weekly. If you did this, you would have earned about 140,000 naira in a month.
About 600 million naira worth of vegetables is traded at the Mile12 International market daily.
Just imagine positioning yourself to produce one of the vegetables mentioned above within this period, you will be in big business , earning over 100k monthly. Furthermore, many of the grocery stores around get their supplies from abroad. Unfortunately, it is presently next to impossible to ship these goods in. As such, they have no choice than to depend on the local supply option if they are to continue in business.
Responsive Drip Technique (RDT)
BIC Farms Concepts Nigeria, in partnership with Grow Streams USA, introduces the Responsive Drip Technique(RDT) Hydroponics System, using the Responsive Drip irrigation(RDI) to Urban dwellers for the purpose of growing exotic vegetables without stress.
The RDT System
- Does not use soil
- Needs no electricity
- Only requires 5% of the conventional irrigation water
- Allows crops to be grown anywhere without stress
- Is suitable for both commercial and personal home use
In conclusion, the RDT system give you all you need to grow vegetables like Lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and peppers in the comfort of your space and earn over 100k NGN monthly doing that.