How to Start Yam Farming Business in Nigeria (PLUS A BUSINESS PLAN)

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This article comes with a free business plan for a Yam Farming business.


Yam is a tuber crop widely consumed across different tribes in the country. There are a lot of modifications to optimize the palatability of this crop, these modifications contribute to it being a cross-ethnic food.

Yam farming is popularly cultivated across the nation, almost every state of the country cultivates yams, despite its large cultivation it has a relatively large consumption which makes it a lucrative business that is sure to yield profit.

Of course there a handful of things to put into consideration before lighting the cannon, a few factors that matter a lot in weight, factors like the land to use, soil, the season to plant the yam and cultivate it, cost of yam farming, and the capital needed, etc. We shall take a look at some of them;

Easy Steps on How to Start Yam Farming in Nigeria

  1. Preparation of the Land/Soil

Yams are best cultivated in a sandy loam or silt loam, upland, and well-drained field also clay loam soil can be used but they must be rich in organic matter. Yams sets are planted in a heap or ridge beds and should be one meter apart from each ridge and one-meter high, also ensure that all beds are carefully made with the land’s topography and contour to prevent erosion.

2. Prepare your Sets properly

Sets are also known as the yam seeds that will be planted. Treat the cut sets with fungicide or with ash and also take the size of each set into consideration.

3. Plant the Yams

Yam is best planted during the rainy season within the months of September. These periods are also the best periods for land preparation.

4. Weeding

Weeds help the plants compete for all necessary nutrients and this association might have adverse effects on the growth of the crop and ultimately on the yield of the crops.

5. Harvesting & sale of tubers

Harvest time is signified by noticeable changes in the shoot of the plant, a yellowish color, and drying up texture signifies harvest, although it is recommended that you harvest at the first signs of yellowing especially for the commercial tubers.

6. Cost of Yam Farming in Nigeria

If you have a land and would want to start, N200,000 to N500,000 should be enough money or funds you would need to start a yam farm in Nigeria. This includes hiring laborers and purchase of farm equipment.



This guide on how to start yam farming in Nigeria will help open the eyes of beginners on how to go about this business venture.

How To Download The Complete Yam Farming Business Plan Template

Above is a part of the Yam farming business plan template in Nigeria. If you need a complete business plan, follow the procedures to download it.

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