For instance, if you taste a Yoruba made garri and Igbo version,you are bound to notice some major and minor differences just like you would of a Togo and Ghana garri.
The guideline is to know what appeals to your market, if not onemay end up with the right product in the wrong market.In Nigeria, one may have the options of producing garri with varying methods and have it taken to the market for sale but among these various methods of productions, manually produced garri usually last longer than quickly made ones which contains moisture and starts getting bad as soon as it’s bagged, but the downside of this methods of production is that it doesn’t pass the international standards and are not fit for exportation.
Garri production is a very big business that is churning out millions of naira for those doing just the ways it should be done. The investors with the right machinery are making real money producing this essential commodity in some great quantity to serve the market that is far from being saturated as the demands of it continues to increase.
It is a viable business because it is one of the most widely consumed food in Africa and beyond. As the population of Africa continues to grow along with its economy, likewise the demands of staple foods like garri continues to match up with it.
To start with, Garri is a product of Cassava which thrives in African soil due to good tropical climate. Even when other farm produce fails, cassava is is very sure to live up to expectations in bringing good harvest to the farmers.
There are so many ways to convert the produce of cassava into different foods in Africa which garri happens to be the most among the list and its accepted throughout Nigeria as a common food for all.
Put simple, garri is a common man’s food.
Sometimes and no matter how intense the economy is or howhard other food commodities may be to obtain in the market, the common question from caring relatives or others are usually,‘Hope you are eating garri or ebba?’ as its otherwise called. Just to show you how sure and affordable garri is.
Garri is very common and that has affected its prices for a long time now and making it to be stable. At least,close to 80% of cassava produce are processed into garri just to show you how high the demands of garri is around within the country not to talk of having it exported to other countries which those who met the stringent exports requirements are doing.
You may not have to concern yourself over that because you can still make it big producing and selling it locally and even contact those exporting it to be buying from you if are sure of enough quantities and best processed products.If you have interest in garri production, here are some tips to guide you into making it a reality as you are sure to have your millions to show for it.For any serious entrepreneur to go into garri production, he may have to invest in cassava production which in its own is a profitable farming in Nigeria.
But if you are sure of having a steady supply of cheap and fresh cassava tubers, then you can still make it without your own farm.Another important thing to keep in mind is that cassava is a perishable item and if left for a long time it may get spoiled and that would affect your end product; because of that, always have the time frame in mind whenever you are placing order for a fresh supply or going to the market to buy yourself.