I think you have a very good long-term goal (selling healthy farm products through a retail outlet), but I would suggest you start small by selecting a few crops that are in demand and at the same time, you do not have to make a major investment (such as a fish farm or poultry farm). The best way to learn is through experience – by doing some form of farming and selling food products on a small scale. Since your focus is on healthy foods, you might start with healthy farm items that are in demand. For example, here in the United States, green leafy vegetables (such as spinach) are considered very healthy. You can do some online research to see where your entry point should be, such as: https://www.schooldrillers.com/most-profitable-farming-business/
Make sure you observe how others are selling agricultural products. Is it in local markets? Where are the best locations for selling agricultural products? Can you start selling to family and others you know – going direct to people you know is usually the easiest place to start. Please note that you have to register the business so you can sell in local markets. Here is a link on the basic requirements: https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php/Nigeria_-_Register_as_Farmer Joining a farm association can be important as you start out. Here are some links: https://afan.org.ng/ | https://agronigeria.ng/
As you gain experience, you can start to network with other farmers who collectively can help you reach your long-term goal of opening a retail outlet. This is important since you need multiple sources to stock the retail outlet that you eventually want to open. Here are some organizations that you might want to connect with: https://youngfarmer.org.ng/ | https://farmer.gov.in/ | At some point, you might try and attend a conference such as: https://10times.com/agrikexpo-abuja
As you continue to build up your knowledge and network, you can start to partner with specific sources that align to your goal of selling healthy food products. In addition to understanding your industry, you will need to understand the customer and the competition such as: https://organic.ng/ For example, customers who are interested in buying “healthy” food products are most likely less price sensitive, have steady good paying jobs and are more educated and informed about health issues. All of this information will eventually go into your business plan for the retail outlet. Here are some links to help you with a business plan:
https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan-your-business/write-your-business-plan | https://www.dummies.com/book-extras/business-plans-kit-dummies-5th-edition-resource-center/ | https://www.score.org/resource/business-planning-financial-statements-template-gallery
Report Matt's answer
You can look for some customers, if you need help to liaise with European markets, just send me your catalogue of products & prices then I will try to find you the window where your fruits vegetables can be sold. Rgrds Mostafa
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Thanks alot Mentors for your responses. They are helpful.
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If I ask you what are the things needed to start selling manufacturing products,then what will be your answer? You need to be specific about the products. Same steps can't be follow in selling all agricultural products.
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Good day sir/ma @ The bridge. I appreciate your response mentor.
Specifically Cash crops (maize, yam, cassava, plantain, rice, beans)