How to Start a Ginger Farm

Asian countries are one of the top producers of ginger. Major producers are Nigeria, India, china and Nepal. Ginger is in high demand internationally and attracts good prices.
It is used during the preparation of certain food and has medicinal qualities. Before you start your ginger farm you need to consider a few things. You need agric land, quality seedlings, water, ideal weather conditions and labor
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Labor Cost
 The labor cost for farming ginger includes plough, bush clearing and harrowing. Others are the introduction of fertilizer, weeding and ridging. You need to occasionally spry the field, make provisions for miscellaneous and harvesting.
  • Plough
  • bush clearing
  • harrowing
  • introduction of fertilizer
  • weeding
  • ridging
  • spraying the field
  • miscellaneous
  • harvesting
Cost of Materials and Equipment
The cost of materials needed is 50kg ginger seeds and fertilizer. Other cost considerations are knapsack sprayer and dithne M-45. You also need farming equipment such as diggers, hoe wheelbarrow and tractor.
Equipment
  • diggers
  • hoe
  • wheelbarrow
  • tractor
Earnings
The earnings is predicted on amount of yield per hectare. The verge yield to expect per hectare is 200 bags of 50 kg. To get the expected profit you calculate the price per bag, total amount and cost of production.
Startup Capital
The amount you need depends on the price of farm land, ginger seeds and labor. You need minium of 5 hectares of agricultural land.
Source funds through bank loans or credit society. You can seek funds from angel investors, core investor or try a partnership arrangement.
  • bank loans
  • credit society
  • angel investors
  • core investor
  • partnership arrangement
  • friends and family
Farm Preparations
Make sure the soil composition is ideal for ginger. The land should have good drainage and treat the seed rhizomes. Involve farm operations such as weeding, composting, planting, watering and harvesting.
  • Good composite soil
  • good drainage
  • treat the seed rhizomes
  • weeding
  • planting
  • watering
  • harvesting
Soil Composition and Climate
The best climate for ginger is warm and humid climate. They thrive under irrigation system and rainfall. Make sure the farm land has good organic matter and loamy soil.
Marketing
Marketing your produce is relatively easy. This is because ginger is in great demand in the local and international markets.
You have manufacturers using the commodity in their products, homes and restaurants. You can sell to local merchants, market women or export. To reach buyers contact local merchants, advertise and use online resources.

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