Welcome to the 4th edition of The African Agripreneur !
In this edition we explore business opportunities in animal production and showcase some wonderful success stories of African Agripreneurs in some unique farming ventures. We also provide access to a variety of resources to assist you in the process of exploring and developing these business opportunities.
Please feel free to ask where you need more information, contact details of suppliers or other assistance. Maryna Muller – Co-Editor
“Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.” Proverbs 10:4 (NIV)
FARMING OPPORTUNITIES from
Pigs to Snails & Maggots to Guinea Fowls!
PIG FARMING: How this business is changing lives in Africa and how to start your own
This article looks at four very successful African pig farmers and explores the interesting business and investment opportunities in pig farming. We have also included a detailed and FREE pig farming manual and some other resources to guide you. READ MORE
Snail Farming for Profit: Start-Up Guide
Snail farming is widely accepted in Nigeria due to its low start-up capital, highly nutritious and palatable meat and environment-friendly nature of the business. Other regions are also waking up to this profitable farming opportunity and in this article we not only report on a success story from South Africa, but also of diverse uses from beauty products to animal feed and soil conditioning.READ MORE
Why African farmers are waking up to the huge potential of Guinea Fowl!
Poultry farming is generally taking off across Africa but has for a long time been dominated by the production of broiler chickens, with free-range chicken farming also on the rise. Now, guinea fowl farming is shaping up into a commercial venture in many African countries.. READ MORE
SA Company Takes Maggot Farming to the World
AgriProtein, the South African company behind the world’s first industrial-scale maggot farming business based on organic waste is expanding globally with production plants in California, Belgium and the Netherlands, taking advantage of two global problems: a shortage of protein and an abundance of trash.. READ MORE
GOAT FARMING FOR MEAT, MILK & profit
Intensive Meat Goat Farming: Good Money, Endless Demand
Free State Boer Goat farmer Mariaan Grobler says intensive Boer goat production is a viable option as there are never enough goats available to meet demand. She currently runs a herd of about 120 commercial Boer goats on 10ha and expanding. “You can make money from these animals” .. READ MORE
Boer Goat Exports from Patriot to the World!
Patriot Boer Goat Stud exports top quality full blood, pure bred and disease free animals throughout Africa and to a number of countries across the world. In the past 10 years we have exported to a number of countries including the UAE, Sudan, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, the DRC and others. READ MORE
Getting Started with Dairy Goats: Practical Tips from Successful Young Farmer
When the opportunity presented itself in 2016, WA Hugo lost no time in pursuing his dream of dairy goat farming and commercial cheesemaking.Today he has a herd of 150 goats and successfully produces various cheese products on his farm just outside Lambert’s Bay in the Western Cape. READ MORE
Kalahari Red Goats: Hardy and Profitable
The proven economics of the Kalahari Red breed motivated Cobus Meyer to branch out into goat production on the family farm near Leeudoringstad. He told Annelie Coleman that establishing his Greenstone Kalahari Red Goat stud had been the best business decision he had ever made. Here is his story and more information about the breed and business opportunity. READ MORE
How to Make Money from RABBITS & RATS…
Amazing Success Stories & Everything You Need to Know about this Lucrative Business
Though rabbit meat may not be as common as chicken, beef or pork, there’s no doubt it’s a very lucrative business; every year, over one million tons of rabbit meat is consumed worldwide! READ MORE
6 Reasons Why You Should Raise Grasscutters or Cane Rats
May we introduce you to the Grasscutter, Giant Rat or Cane Rat, a micro-livestock animal that many people don’t know has a lot of money-making potential. I will give you six good reasons for keeping and raising grasscutters. READ MORE
SWEET SUCCESS: From Honey to Money!
Beekeeping Business Success: She has this Advice for Prospective Farmers
There are two things that set Mmabatho Morudi apart. Firstly, she is fanatical about bees. Secondly she is a dynamic up-and-coming entrepreneur whose potential was noted by none other than Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson.. READ MORE
Revolutionary New Beehive for Sustained Beekeeping Success
The company Beegin has through intensive participatory research and field testing developed an appropriate beekeeping technology system that is accessible (low-cost & low-tech) and sustainable (economically & environmentally).The system is based on lightweight-concrete beehives and the moulding tools for producing the hives. READ MORE