20 ways to make $25,000 a month running an agribusiness (2023)

20 ways to make $25,000 a month running an agribusiness (1)
Fish at a stall in Uganda

Josephine Kiiza, director of St. Jude Family Projects in Busense, is one of Uganda's most successful farmers.

In agricultural projects run by the St. Jude family, they practice and train farmers in modern integrated organic farming, a technology in which different elements on the farm - plants, animals, water and soil - contribute directly or indirectly to one another.

ANewvision article published in October, mentions that Josephine Kiiza makes 50 million Uganda shillings ($25,000) a month from her 3.7-acre farm, making it a viable investment in farming. As a teenager I really wanted oneprofitable agricultural businessYou can emulate the success of such a farmer, using information and communication technologies to expand your knowledge and networks, and continuously learn new and better farming practices to improve your yields and income.

And no need to worry, if you don't have a land like Josephine, you might consider an insect farm where you can raise more than 50% in a single room15 million crickets that provide the coveted insect protein, an input in poultry and animal feed. You can find more options hereparticipate in farming without having a physical farm, Andmore here.

Using the St. Jude family projects as a case study, we will attempt to answer the following question.

As a young farmer, how can you make 50 million ($25,000) or better money from your farm?

Activities at St. Jude Family Projects in Masaka that they do for a living:

  1. Raising exotic cattle- Keep just the right number of breeds to produce mostly milk. Don't keep 1000 herds of cattle when your country can only support 6 just because you have them. Processed chicken manure is also used to feed livestock. Acquire breeds that produce a lot of milk, are disease-resistant, and grow quickly and weigh a lot. Animal and poultry droppings can be harvested for productionBiogas energy for lighting and cooking, AndMaggot breedingrelevant for animal feed.

  2. Grain-“The harvest depends on the animals and the animals depend on the harvestsays Josephine Kiiza. Crops like corn bran, cottonseed cake and soy are good fodder for animals after the fruit is harvested. And anything in agriculturePlant debris that remains after the fruit is harvested, such as banana stalks, can be used to make hair extensions, textiles, plates, sanitary napkins and more.

  3. Training- Of course, if your agribusiness is doing very well, many people will be interested in learning how you run your agribusiness for a fee. This training can be provided through physical visits to your farm or onlineSocial media platforms such as YouTubethat give you a global audience. Don't discriminate against who can get your knowledge and expertise. Share your success stories with anyone who wants to know. Because you're willing to help other people succeed, more people will want to help you succeed, too.

  4. Solar Obsttrocknung- They dry fruits like jackfruit, sweet bananas, pineapples, tomatoes, mangoes and gonjas and export them to markets like Europe for more than $25 a kilo. Also setting up oneGrain bank for surplus food cropsthat can be used up in times of scarcity is a good idea. Check out our resources pageSolar fruit drying manual.

  5. beekeeping- St. Jude Family Projects has more than 20 beehives from which they harvest honey for export at about Shs9,000 ($5.5) per kilo. You will also get bee propolis, beeswax and crop pollination. If you need a comprehensiveBeekeeping Handbook, check out our resource page.

  6. fish farming- Harvest fish after 8 months, with one piecefish salefor 10,000/=. Cow dung, cornmeal, and rotting vegetables make good food for the fish in the ponds. Fighting Snakes: Lay boiled eggs along the edges of the pond which, if swallowed by the snake, cannot be digested, thereby killing it. Also, polythene sheeting around the pond, which snakes don't like. Scarecrows and the installation of damaged sheets of tape over the ponds, which make a whistling sound when the wind blows, scare away birds that want to eat the fish. Check out our resources pageFish Fishing Guide.

  7. biogas production-The most valuable are animal and bird droppings and organic plant waste, which is used to produce biogas for cooking, reducing the time it takes to prepare meals. UseBiogas energy for lighting and cookingis more sustainable than using fossil fuels or the charcoal produced by felling trees.

  8. chicken rearing- On the St. Jude family projects, they began by crossing ten native roosters and laying hens, as well as a few exotic species. Native chickens are disease-resistant, full-grown, and fast-growth when fed well. When they are six to seven months old, they weigh four to five kilograms. "We sell them for Sh15,000 each," she says. Check out our resources pageChicken rearing manual.Be sure to harvest poultry droppings to feed your biogas and fertilizer production

  9. pig rearing- "two types of races, great white race and landrace." They feed twice daily on concentrates of corn bran, cottonseed cake, soy, fishmeal, and anthill soil, which is rich in iron. Pigs weigh over 200 kg and their droppings are used to produce biogas and mixed manure for crops. Pork is often more expensive than beefasking pricefor kilos like 9,000/=. Check out our resources pagePig Farming Handbook.

  10. grafting- Nursery for grafted fruit tree cuttings; fast-growing fruit trees such as mangoes, oranges, lemons, avocados and passion fruit trees. Since many farmers still don't know how to apply this technique on their farms, providing such seedlings can be a great source of income.

  11. Fuel efficient stoves and fireplaces- At a time when firewood is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive, introducing the technology of fuel-efficient stoves to your community can be a great source of income. It is often easy to make your own stoves out of clay.

  12. mushroom and vegetable cultivation- Mushrooms are a delicacy, but growing them is not easy for young farmers. Check out our resources pageMushroom and vegetable growing manuals.

  13. collecting rainwater- Catching roof water every time it rains and storing it in an underground tank is a commonly neglected way of gaining access to water, especially in places where water sources are very remote. A large water reservoir can quickly become a goldmine in the dry season, when water becomes extremely scarce and therefore more expensive. Check out our resources pageRainwater Harvesting Guide.

  14. make compost manure-Livestock and poultry manure is used both as compost and as a renewable source of biogas. Also, organic waste from vegetables or home cooking can be thrown into the dung heap instead of becoming a sanitation issue like in many communities.

  15. Raising exotic goats for milk and meat- Fast growing and powerful goats are now available. In their prime, dairy goats can produce around 4 liters of milk per day. Check out our resources pageGoat Raising Handbook.

  16. irrigation methods(Drip Irrigation, Plant Tea Irrigation) - Most farmers only depend on the rainy season, which has become very unpredictable. More than ever, more farmers need to learn and use irrigation as a method of growing food.Africa has to spend less moneyon importing food and feeding our ever-growing population.

  17. provision of accommodation for visitors- If you can, set up structures to accommodate visitors visiting your agricultural projects. This is a generous opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of your operation. When providing accommodation, ensure visitors eat farm-produced foods and products such as eggs, chicken, milk, vegetables, bananas, etc.

  18. Share what you doand your farming success with the rest of the community in every way possible.

  19. Network with other farmer groups or agricultural institutions- Don't stay in a corner at what you're doing and stop learning. Networking and learning how other farmers and experts are doing is a great way to find out what's working and introduce new farming practices that increase production. Check out our resources pageFarmer communities and publications.

  20. planting trees- Fruit trees, medicinal trees for their shade and environmental protection, such asMacadamia trees, which produce the world's most expensive nuts.Neem treesare useful for curing many diseases and repelling mosquitoes. Mangoes and mutuba tree leaves are good fodder for goats and provide shade. Trees planted along ditches prevent soil erosion. They are also used to provide wood for fuel.

  21. Go one step furtheruse information communication technologies(ICT) to improve your farming business. I have those too5 important skillsfor running a successful farm that most farmers don't know about would be very good.

As a young farmer you can do this and earn as much or even more money by practicing farming. Don't let anything undo your effortsfrom becoming a successful young farmer.

What? you have no country??

Yes you do!

The land may not be yours. You can borrow your neighbor's land or use pots. You can farm someone else's land and share the proceeds from the farmland with them. So many people can accept such a deal instead of having weeds and bushes growing on their land all year round.

As a youth in agriculture thereFunds from the Ugandan governmentAndother optionsdesigned to help you succeed in farming. If you do not ask to use these funds, they will be returned to the treasury at the end of the fiscal year, leaving you poor.

If you read more about itJosephine Kiiza and how they started the St. Jude family agricultural farmYou may be surprised that there is absolutely nothing here, just ruins from the 1986 Ugandan War.

What you need to make over $25,000 running an agribusiness is:

Interest. Dedication. Ready to work hard at it;as mentioned by Josephine Kiiza inThis article.

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