Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Feb 19, 2020 3:07:27 GMT 1
The agricultural sector of any nation is one of the sectors that contributes majorly to the country's economy. There are loads of profitable business opportunities in the agric sector and one of them is starting a bamboo farm. So if you are interested in the agric sector, then you may have to consider starting your own bamboo farm.
You can successfully secure a vast land in an area that supports the growth of bamboos to start your own bamboo farm, then you can be guaranteed to make huge profits, especially because a bamboo farm can last for many years.
Bamboo has a lot of economic benefits and that is why it is good business to start a bamboo farm. Because of its strength and resilience, bamboos are utilized in these ways among others:
- Building material (scaffolding, roofing, flooring et al) in the construction industry
- Writing surface
- Bamboo fiber is used to make high quality paper
- Bamboo leaves are used as wrappers for steamed dumpling
- Musical instruments
- Medicine for the treatment of infectious diseases, some people even use it for the treatment of impotence, infertility, and menstrual pains
- Food in some part of Asia for both human and animals (animal diet).
Bamboo Business Plan Template
1. Raise Your Startup Capital
First is raising the startup capital, which comprises of capital required to acquire your farm land, prepare the land, purchase bamboo seedlings and money required to hire laborers to help you with the maintenance of your farm and also for harvesting your bamboos when they are ripe for harvest.
2. Acquire Farm Lands That Supports the Growth of Bamboo
The next step is to look for vast farm land that supports the growth of bamboos to purchase. It could be in a swampy region or any other region around you that can aid the growth of bamboos. The good thing about farm land is that it is very cheap and you can either rent it or purchase it out rightly.
3. Prepare Your Land for the Cultivation of Bamboos
After you must have successfully acquired the land to be used for your bamboo farm, then the next thing that is expected of you to do is to prepare the land before planting your bamboo seedlings. Bamboos are known to grow conveniently in slightly acidic soil. In case the soil composition of the land you obtain for your bamboo farm does not conform with what you need,, you can apply lime to adjust the PH level of the soil to a degree that will be suitable for the growth of your bamboos.
4. Get Bamboo Seedlings
In planning to start your bamboo farm, you must put into consideration how to secure bamboo seedlings, we can help with that and many more ways. All you need to do is contact us and we will be there to help. Also, you can visit the ministry of agriculture in your country to make enquiries. As a matter of fact, the ministry of agriculture in your country will be able to direct you to institutions that you can purchase your bamboo seedlings from. If you are getting your seedlings from a government agency, you are likely going to get them on a discount rate. When sourcing for bamboo seedlings, ensure that you source for a variety that suits the climatic and soil condition of where your farm is located.
5. Maintain Your Bamboo Plantation
You need to constantly maintain your farm land, after planting your bamboo seedlings. Plan how to water your bamboos, when to make use of insecticides and how and when to weed your bamboo farm. In as much as bamboos can survive without water for a period of time and can resist insect’s attacks and disease, it is always advisable to enforce a maintenance schedule for your bamboo farm if you want to harvest very healthy bamboos.
5. Utilise the Harvest Period of Your Bamboos
As simple as it sounds, if you don’t have a good plan in place for the harvest of your bamboos, you might end up spending more. So, make sure you acquire all the farm implements used for the harvest of bamboos in advance and also hire laborers to assist you with the harvest.
6. Bamboo Market
Bamboo is used for the manufacturing of a lot of things, it serves as food and medicine, which makes it very easy to sell. Hence, when your bamboos are almost due for harvest, visit industries where bamboos are used as raw materials to inform them of your intention to sell your bamboos. Depending on your agreement with them, they are expected to either take care of the harvest or pay your laborers to help them with the harvest and perhaps transportation.