Farming can be very profitable, it is more rewarding if there is specialization.
This means that he can start with some selected farm products instead of planting all the products; yam, cassava, palm oil, kola nut, etc., in the same cultivation land.
Hence, specializing in the cultivation of Avacado Pears in Nigeria seems like a profitable business.
LEADERSHIP findings revealed that Avacado farming could create 35,000 jobs in the country. Avacado pear is known by many for its health benefits
Speaking to LEADERSHIP, one of Jovas Resources’ experts, Omoya Joshua Abimbola, explained that growing a grafted Hass Avocado can take a few months, like a year to three years to reach the maturity stage, while the seed from the main stem can last. stay for a week before it spoils.
Abimbola further explained that the Hass Avocado has many health benefits and that in situations where a person does not have access to land for farming, it can be grown inside containers. It depends on soil nutrients and irrigation or rain.
Similarly, another expert, Ambassador Adeniyi Sola Bunmi, Gogreen Africa Impact Initiative, said: Avacado Pears, fully exploited, can create about 35,000 jobs by 2027.
He called on the federal government to create a more conducive environment for agriculture to thrive, noting that the Hass avocado variety is a nutritious fruit full of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
The Hass avocado is very easy to cultivate and is a hardy fruit.
Founder, Avocado Society of Nigeria (ASN), Adeniyi expressed growing concern over the lack of interest by the Nigerian government to mobilize workers for income generation of Hass Avocado.
“I see this type of avocado already growing in Nigeria, and I am happy that I could make it a reality despite the challenges we have encountered in our cultivation journey, part of which is importing viable plants from countries like Mexico and Kenya.
“However, we hope to use advanced farming techniques in future cultivation,” he said.
The prevalence of avocado in Nigeria is still in the developing stage. Although the local variety can be found in local markets across the country, only large malls and supermarkets can carry the Hass variety.
With constant awareness to increase attention, there is high hope that the Hass avocado – one of the most popular varieties of the avocado fruit – will play a key role in Nigeria’s future.
Hass avocados are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which is necessary for maintaining a healthy intestinal tract and aids in weight loss and management. It’s also a good source of heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which can help lower cholesterol levels.
The Hass avocado is able to grow in the tropical climate of Nigeria and can reach full maturity after three years. This makes it an attractive crop for Nigerian farmers and allows them to reap the benefits of crop yields faster.
Despite its popularity, Hass avocado production in Nigeria has been limited, with the majority of the crop imported from other nations. This has created a concern in recent years that the supply will not be able to keep up with the rising demand.
This group of farmers is undertaking various initiatives to boost production, including better soil management, improved irrigation systems and pest control.
Therefore, it is important for existing avocado farmers to jealously guard their farms.
He also explained that half an avocado farm can generate huge profits for the farmer.
The findings of LEADERSHIP have shown that this crop takes between three and four years to germinate its fruits.