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Tomatoes are common vegetable, it is consumed daily in every home not just in Nigeria but the world at large. Tomatoes are prepared in different ways, it can be consumed fresh, by slicing, dicing or it can be cooked, it all depends on how you choose to eat it.
Tomato is a high demand commodity because of its nutritional value, it helps in keeping blood pressure stabilized, its helps with good eyesight, it helps in making blood sugar level to be stable, it gives good hair texture and, its good for the kidney and there are lots of other benefits. Lots of people prefer fresh tomatoes than processed tomatoes usually called tomatoes paste. Tomatoes in all round is good for the body and that is why the demand for surpasses the supply making it a good business to venture it to.
During the severe scarcity of tomatoes in the early 2016, Many people wished they had started tomatoes farm earlier. The ones who did invest in tomatoes business smiled their way to the bank, but now, It is not too late to start.
Tomatoes business has a large market both here in Nigeria and internationally for export and one good thing about it is that it an be planted anywhere all you have to do is to prepare the soil for optimum growth.
There are different types of tomatoes, and each of this types has its own unique shape and size but all tomatoes are the the same just that some has a higher level of pest resistant than other.
Types of Tomatoes
Campari tomatoes Pear tomatoes Cherry tomatoes Oxheart tomatoes Tom berries tomatoes Beffsteak tomatoes Globe or Slicing tomatoes Grapes tomatoes Plum tomatoes
In starting a tomatoes farm, the first thing to get is a good location and in choosing a location there are some thing you must take cognizance of if you want your tomatoes farm to be successful.
One of the first thing you must ensure you have in your farmland is a good soil with a good water supply. If there is a stream or river close by, good! but if not, you can dig a well or construct a tap, water is very important in tomatoes farming.
You should be able to have access to your farm land anytime you want both day and night
The farm land has to be rich in organic matter so you must take time to prepare the farmland. If the soil is not rich you can introduce fertilizers either organic fertilizers such as NPK or inorganic fertilizers like cow dung etc.
You must test for the acidity of the soil by using a test kit. The pH value of the soil should be between 6-7pH.
The area of the farm should be well secured to avoid invaders and also should be protected against pests.
Pest control is very important because this plant is very delicate. This farm is prone to diseases and pest invasion so it important you get a pesticide that can take care of the best. Please just don’t get any pesticide, ask questions and get the one that is recommended.
If you are growing your tomatoes in a greenhouse fine, the plant is already protected from insects, pests etc but for a large scale farming you will need a very big greenhouse or couple of greenhouses.
Once the land is ready, you must decide the best breed or type of tomatoes you want to grow. It is very wise that you grow the ones that are common in the market.
Tomato Farming Feasibility Study
Have you ever thought about starting a thriving and successful tomato business In Nigeria? My guess is yes, you may have at one point thought about it, but due to some constraint you may have your limitations. Well if you have not thought about it before or you have, but not fully informed about the business idea, I am bringing you this opportunity to learn another new business concept which is capable of making you rich.
Our Tomatoes Farming Business Plan has been recently updated to give you the current Market analysis and comprehensive insight into Tomatoes Farming Business in Nigeria and this can be used for Bank Loans, Grant, Business proposal Writing and competition
For the remaining part of this Tomatoes farming business plan, including the detailed financial analysis, etc. To place an order, pay N10,000 to
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Do you also know that tomato is one source of vitamin A and E, which makes it important to your health and high in demand for. If considering this fact, you will agree with me that the high demand for tomato has placed tomato farming and processing business at a significant spot in the agro-business ventures. This is one reason tomato farming is one of the best agriculture business ideas smart entrepreneurs should seriously consider.
In planting tomatoes it is best when you first plant in a nursery before transplanting to the main farm. The nursery should be prepared from about 5 to 6 weeks. The nursery bed should be protected against pests and one of the ways to do this is to cover it with a polythene sheet.
If you are planting during the dry season there should be proper irrigation, and constant water supply because tomatoes thrive well in a moist soil.
Planting of tomatoes is done with the seeds. To plant tomatoes you spray the seeds on the soil then cover. Germination starts after few days.
The seedlings of tomatoes are of two different types, there are determinate seedlings and indeterminate seedlings.
Determinate seedlings are the ones that will grow in a certain size, the indeterminate seedlings on the other hand will grow indefinitely so long every condition is right.
5 Things to consider when Starting a Tomato farm business in Nigeria
Before you start a thriving and successful tomato business in Nigeria, these are things you have to put into consideration.
1. The Farmland 2. Getting the right variety of seeds 3. Planting your seeds 4. Harvesting your products, and 5. Marketing your products
Now let’s talk about them one after the other:
1. Getting a Farmland
Of course this is where you cultivate your seeds (tomato). Getting a farmland should not be a problem. You can get a lease from an individual or get a lease land from your state government… You can be lease a hectare of land for as 8,000 to 15,000 Naira in Nigeria, most especially in the Northern part of the country. Though you should make your own research of how much is the price per hectare of land in your own region, but it should not exceed 20,000 at most.
You can as well discuss with land owners in your state and have a joint venture arrangement with them, while you farm on their land and share profits with them. What this means is that you don’t have to spend money on getting a farmland. When this is met, you can go ahead with the next, which is getting the right variety of seeds to farm on.
2. Getting the Right Variety of Seeds
This is one important thing to note about. If you miss this, then you have succeeded in failing. This factor will determine the growth of your business and the return of investment, and also the resistance to diseases.
Some of the best and most common types of tomato species are the Roma Tomato, Cherry tomato, Beefsteak and Sauce tomato. The Roma variety is characterized with low moisture content, red color, and has a bigger fruit.
3. Planting Your Seeds
After passing through the first two stages, the next on the line is to plant your tomato seeds. In planting, tomato seeds are first planted in a nursery. This is to provide adequate controlled conditions for the seeds to germinate well.
The transplanting process is done after five weeks because by then the tomatoes is strong enough to be moved to the farm. This process of transplanting is done with care. All the tomatoes uprooted should be replanted that same day, if you waste too much time the plant will get dehydrated and die.
In transplanting tomatoes, uproot the tomatoes from the nursery bed by then the tomato farm should be ready in almost same way you prepared the nursery bed. Once you have uprooted all the ones you can transplant that day, the replanting should be done as soon as possible.
After about two months of transplanting, your tomato farm should be due for weeding and application of fertilizers should follow immediately. Please take note, fertilizers with high content of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and other essential nutrient should be used, so as to replenish the soil nutrients.
The next process is the staking, training and pruning. This come after transplanting. To have an optimum harvest you must do this. Tomatoes far needs extreme care because they are very fragile so you have to support them with stakes and when necessary and train them.
If planting is done during the rainy season, the work of always watering it will be reduced but if planting is done during the dry season, you must constantly water the farm so you can get the best produce. When watering the farm do not soak the farm land with water.
4. Harvesting your Products
Now you are ready to harvest your product, or should I say our products, lol.. Tomato is one fast growing crop which could be harvested after 3 months of planting. It starts to ripe and then what next? harvesting your products is sure. It’s harvested in batches. You harvest the first and it continues like that till the plants dies off which is usually in dry seasons.
5. Marketing your Farm Produce
Tomatoes have a very short shelf life. This is one downside of tomato farming just as it is with other perishable crops. So when going into this business, marketing your produce should be put in place as it is a very important factor especially when looking at the durability of this cash crop. One way of overcoming this issue is to find buyers even before the harvest time. Make a broadcast of what you do to potential buyers, of course everyone are potential buyer, but I mean the big buyers, if you understand what I mean.
When it is harvest time, you can make arrangements to supply directly to these buyers once you harvest. The tomato market is very large, spanning across most western and southern parts of the country. So locating buyers for your farm produce would not be much of a challenge.
Challenges of Starting a Tomato Farm Business in Nigeria
When starting a business generally, there should be some major challenges involve. This, as an entrepreneur, you should be prepared to meet and overcome. when starting a tomato farm business in Nigeria, you should be looking at these major challenge associated.
1. Capital 2. Competitions 3. Damages
When starting a business, sourcing for funds is one of the first challenge for every entrepreneurs, and as such, most entrepreneurs are limited especially if you have this big dream of having a large scale business. So it is with you starting a tomato farm business in Nigeria. Though these challenges are real, and I understand, but as an entrepreneur, you no go sit down look, else… you know what I am talking about na… LOL
One best way of getting fund to your tomato farming business is to have a good business plan. With these, you can attract good investors and win you loans to start your tomato business. I know writing a business plan is like a pain in the ass to some people. Here is my tip, when writing a business plan, you should state categorically and concentrate mostly in your experience and the benefits of this business to you and to them and also to the general consumers. Business plan is basically useless if you have no experience to carry out the plan and it’s of no benefits.
This is another great challenge for any newbie entrepreneur. You will have to deal with branding as to the case of the big players in the game. But do not worry about them. Just do your thing. Learn how to provide quality and quantity with enticing packaging in other to stand in the game.
This is one constraint to most people in this business, looking at the perishable nature of this tomato. To overcome this, get your clients or buyers ready even before it is finished harvested.
Little step of water makes a mighty ocean. What I mean is that, everything great today started small at the beginning. You can start small and grow your business into a thriving one. So start making preparations to starting a thriving tomato farm business in Nigeria, no matter how small the scale. If this is one business you may consider doing, I had advice you; don’t just read and leave, make it happen.
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Starting Tomato Farming Business In Zimbabwe And The Business Plan
Posted by StartupBiz Zimbabwe | Jan 27, 2018 | Agriculture Industry , Business Ideas , Business Plans , Starting a Business | 13
Tomatoes are one of the most important cooking ingredients in Zimbabwe. Most of the food cooked in Zimbabwe is never complete without using tomatoes. Tomatoes are used daily in cooking stews, soups, salads etc, thus their demand is very huge. Tomato farming is one of the most profitable farming business ideas in Zimbabwe, it has got lucrative returns and high profit margins.
Before you start the tomato farming business, you have to decide how many hectares you want to farm, which type of tomatoes you will farm, which season you are going to plant your tomatoes, and your target market. The amount of tomatoes you farm will depend on the amount of land and capital you have, and also the size of your target market. You should always carry out a feasibility study, market research and write a business plan before you venture into any business. Do not make the mistake of starting a tomato farming business or any other business just because someone is doing it and he/she says it’s profitable. This article will explain how to start a tomato farming business in Zimbabwe, and the tomato farming business plan.
What you need
Soil fertility is required for the profitable production of a successful tomato crop. The quality and quantity of tomato fruits are of crucial importance and are greatly influenced by the fertility and nutrient levels of the soil. Tomatoes will grow moderately well over a wide range of soil types. The soil must permit adequate root growth to support the plant and supply water, oxygen and mineral nutrients and must be free of toxic elements. The importance of organic matter cannot be over emphasized. Organic matter in the form of decayed leaves, compost, sawdust or animal manure is a source of plant nutrients and acts as a soil conditioner. Tomatoes can be grown on soils with a wide range of textures, from light, sandy soils to heavy, clay soils. Sandy soils are preferable if early harvest is desired. Tomatoes require a pH between 5.0 and 6.5 for good sustainable growth .
Machinery and Equipment
The machinery you need will depend on the size of your tomato farming business. Machinery and equipment needed include tractors, fertilizer spreader equipment, spray equipment, diggers, harvesters, irrigation equipment, scales, boom sprayers, ridgers etc. For the bigger machinery like tractors, you can hire when you want to use them rather than purchasing them. You may also need grid hydroelectricity energy for the irrigation systems, standby diesel generators for use during power outages, or solar powered irrigation systems. Farmers especially in the rural areas who do not have the modern farming equipment use animal drawn equipment in tomato farming. The higher the level of mechanization at your tomato farm, the higher the efficiency of your operations, and the profitability of your tomato farming business.
There are several farming inputs needed for your tomato farming business. Most importantly you need the tomato seed. There are several different varieties of tomato seeds which are used in Zimbabwe. They can either be determinate, semi determinate, or indeterminate tomatoes. Thus before you start your tomato farming business you have to decide which tomato variety you want to use. That choice will be determined by the availability of the seeds, the yield of the seeds, the resistance to diseases of the tomato seeds, and your target market. The tomato cultivars which are used in Zimbabwe include Starke Ayres varieties(eg Star 9001, Star 9003, Star 9009); Tengeru; Daisy F1, Heinz, Roma VF among others. Ensure that you buy good healthy tomato seed from certified suppliers. It will be a very expensive mistake to buy cheap tomato seeds of low quality. Cheap is not always the best. Tomatoes take 15-20 weeks to mature depending on their type.
You also require herbicides for your tomato farm, for effective weed control at your farm. You may use Lasso, Metribuzine, and Agil herbicides among others. Pesticides and fungicides are required for protecting your tomato plants against insects and fungi. The types you can use include Dimethoate 40EC, Dithane, Belt, Thunder, Nematicides, Copper Oxychloride among others. Fertilizers are required to support the efficient growth of your tomatoes, by providing all the nutrients needed by tomatoes to grow to their full potential. The fertilizers you use include Compound C for basal dressing and Ammonium Nitrate & Potassium Sulphate for top dressing.
The tomatoes also have to be trellised and trained. Plant support is done by trellising the tomato on poles and wires. Training of plants has a number of benefits, including improved spraying to control diseases and pests, better air circulation around the plant and less fruit rotting.
You need to hire part time farm workers as and when necessary. The duties which they will do include planting tomato seeds, transplanting tomato seedlings; applying fertilizers; trellising tomatoes, ploughing; harvesting, herbiciding and pesticiding. You will be paying them per number of days worked. You also require supervisors, farm manager, finance & accounting staff, and logistics staff depending on the scale of your tomato farming business.
There is huge market for tomatoes in Zimbabwe. The potential customers for your tomatoes include transporters/middleman (they will come to your farm to buy your tomatoes to resell in the city), supermarkets, traders & wholesale distributors (E.g. Mbare Musika is the largest market for tomatoes, the traders buy tomatoes from farmers in bulky for reselling), Fruit and Vegetable open markets, Tomato paste production companies , organisations and individuals. The prices of tomatoes vary throughout the year depending on market forces ie supply and demand. The price also depends on the size and quality of the tomatoes. The profits you will get depend on the cost of inputs, the yield from your tomato farm, and the selling prices of the tomatoes.
Ripe tomatoes ready for market
Pre-Written Tomato Farming Business Plan (PDF, Word And Excel) : Comprehensive Version, Short Bank Loan Version, Automated Excel Financial Statements
For an in-depth analysis of the tomato farming business in Zimbabwe, purchase our tomato farming business plan. We decided to introduce the business plans after noting that many Zimbabweans were venturing into the tomato farming business without a full understanding of the industry, market, how to run the business, the risks involved, profitability of the business and the costs involved, leading to a high failure rate of their businesses.
Our business plan will make it easier for you to launch and run a tomato farming business successfully, fully knowing what you are going into, and what’s needed to succeed in the business. It will be easier to plan and budget as the tomato farming business plan will lay out all the costs involved in setting up and running the tomato farming business. The business plan is designed uniquely for the Zimbabwean market.
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Uses of the Tomato Farming Business Plan (PDF, Word And Excel)
The tomato farming business plan can be used for many purposes including:
- Raising capital from investors/friends/relatives
- Applying for a bank loan
- Start-up guide to launch your tomato farming business
- As a tomato farming project proposal
- Assessing profitability of the tomatoes business
- Finding a business partner
- Assessing the initial start-up costs so that you know how much to save
- Manual for current business owners to help in business and strategy formulation
Contents of the Tomato Farming Business Plan (PDF, Word And Excel)
The business plan includes, but not limited to:
- Market Analysis
- Industry Analysis
- Automated Financial Statements (monthly cash flow projections, income statements, cash flow statements, balance sheets, break even analysis, loan repayment calculations, start-up costs)
- Marketing Strategy
- Risk Analysis
- SWOT & PEST Analysis
- Operational Requirements (e.g. type of land, type and quantities of inputs required e.t.c.)
- Management of Tomatoes
- Operational Strategy
- Why some Zimbabweans in tomato farming business fail, so that you can avoid their mistakes
- Ways to raise capital to start your tomato farming business in Zimbabwe
The tomato farming business plan includes technical aspects of how to plant and to take care of the tomatoes. It also includes a mini-directory with contacts which will prove to be helpful in launching and running your tomato farming business. E.g. We will provide the contact details of the companies that produce seeds, fertilizers, herbicides e.t.c.
The Pre-written Tomato farming business plan package consist of 4 files
- Tomato Farming Business Plan – PDF file (Comprehensive – 85 pages)
- Tomato Farming Business Plan – Editable Word File (Comprehensive – 85 pages)
- Tomato Farming Business Plan Bank Version – Editable Word File (Short version for applying for a loan – 37 pages)
- Tomato Farming Business Plan Automated Financial Statements – (Editable Excel file)
The business plan financials are in USD currency.
The financial statements are automated. This implies that you can change eg the number of hectares, tomato price per KG etc, and all the other financial statements will automatically adjust to reflect the change.
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Tomato Farming and Processing Business Plan
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We have expertly developed a tomato farming and processing business plan for you to use it to access funds for your business.
Tomato farming and processing are one of the lucrative businesses in Nigeria as tomato is an important component of the daily diet, consumed both fresh and in paste form.
Fresh tomato is referred to as a fruit while others referred to it as a vegetable and it’s very common in Nigeria and the world as a whole. Tomato as a vegetable fruit is a major food component, an ingredient utilized by every household, and constitutes the national food security programme of the Federal Government.
Nigeria is the 14th largest producer of tomatoes in the world and second in Africa after Egypt with about 1.8 million metric tonnes, which she produces annually. Nigeria with a population of about 200 million people has over 48 million tomato farmers across the country and the majority of tomato farmers are from the northern part of Nigeria, the interesting fact is that Nigeria accounts for 65 percent of tomatoes produced in West Africa.
Despite accounting for 65 percent of tomatoes produced in West Africa, Nigeria is also the largest importer of tomato paste in the world, importing an average of 150,000 metric tons of concentrate per annum, which is valued at $170m. In 2012, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under Malam Lamido Sanusi, expressed worry about the N11.7billion the country was spending then to import 65,809 metric tons of processed tomato paste.
Nigeria’s current demand for fresh tomato fruits stands at about 2.45 million metric tons annually, while it produces about 1.8 million metric tons. Nigeria now imports 150,000 metric tons of concentrate per annum as against the 65,809 metric tons it did five years ago.
Looking at the statistic above, it shows that there is a huge demand for tomato and every serious-minded entrepreneur should venture into tomato farming and processing as soon as possible
The high demand for tomato has made tomato farming and processing business one of the lucrative businesses in Nigeria. Focusing on tomato farming alone can help you make a fortune especially when using the latest technology and modern ways of growing tomato. Unlike the conventional method of using an open land that can be seasonal, using a greenhouse to grow improved varieties of tomato will help you to yield more, reduce input and cost, and maximize profit. It can be done all year round.
In 2016 when bacterial blight disease affected tomato farmers in the north which led to the scarcity of tomatoes nationwide, Nigerians knew how important and lucrative tomato farming is and many that have ventured into the business using modern technology are smiling to the bank.
Tomato can be grown anywhere in Nigeria as long as you have healthy soil and availability of water. In Nigeria, there are states that are well-known for growing tomatoes. They are;
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- Kaduna State
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Starting Tomato Farming Business Plan (PDF)
Tomatoes have exceptional nutritional value. They are acclaimed for being beneficial to heart, eye, digestive, and skin health. Tomato farming is one of the most profitable agriculture business ideas. Tomatoes are widely consumed – they can be consumed in diverse ways including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes and sauces and also in drinks. Tomatoes are also used by food processors. Processing of tomatoes consists of canning, freezing, dehydration and juice production. Tomatoes are processed into tomato sauce, whole pealed, tomato and onion bruises, paste, shredded, puree and paste concentrate. This article will outline how to start the tomato farming business, and the tomato farming business plan – PDF, Word and Excel.
Tomato farming is a lucrative business, providing income for millions of people, but there are some essential decisions you need make before you venture into the tomato farming business. You have to make a decision on how many hectares you want to farm, which type of tomatoes you will farm, which season you are going to plant your tomatoes, and your target market. These choices will be affected by the amount of capital you have, and your target market needs. If you do not have a lot of capital, you can always start small and grow your tomato farming business overtime. You also need to carry out market research (Who are you going to sell the tomatoes to? At what price?) and write a tomato business plan before you venture into the business.
Land for Tomato Farming Business
Good tomato production starts with good land selection. The soil type has a huge bearing on the quality and taste of tomatoes you produce. Tomatoes can grow on a wide array of soil textures depending on the variety of the tomato, from light, sandy soils to heavy, clay soils. Sand soils are the most ideal for quick and early maturation tomato varieties. Tomatoes thrive best in loamy soil with is rich in organic material. In not, incorporate compost or animal waste into the soil. The soil should have good drainage. The optimum pH lies between 5.0 and 7.0. If that is not so, add sulphur (if above upper limit) or lime (if below lower limit). The soil for tomato farming must permit adequate root growth to support the plant and supply water, oxygen and mineral nutrients and must be free of toxic elements. It is important that before you start farming tomatoes on your farm, you check whether the soil is suitable for tomato farming. Your tomato production business plan should take into account the cost of purchasing or leasing the land.
Space And Sunlight Exposure
When doing open field tomato farming you must take note of sunlight exposure. Your chosen land must allow for uninterrupted sunlight exposure for at least 8 hours daily. The actual land space you need will be informed by the number of tomato plants. Following recommended spacing is important for the tomato to grow optimally. There must be adequate inter-row and in-row spacing to optimize aeration, sunlight exposure, and curb possible disease outbreaks.
Machinery and Equipment
Machinery and equipment which are required for your tomato farming business will depend on the scale of your operations. Machinery and equipment needed include tractors, harvesters, boom sprayers, fertilizer spreader equipment, irrigation equipment, spray equipment, diggers, scales, ridgers, bins etc. Most farmers usually hire big machinery like tractors when they want to use them, rather than purchasing them as they are expensive. There may also be need of grid hydroelectricity energy for the irrigation systems, standby diesel generators for use during power outages, or solar powered irrigation systems. Farmers especially in the rural areas who do not have the modern farming equipment use animal drawn equipment in tomato farming. The higher the level of mechanization at your tomato farm, the higher the efficiency of your operations, and the profitability of your tomato farming business. The tomato farming business plan should include the costs of acquiring and hiring the various machinery and equipment.
The tomato farming can be started using tomato seeds or seedlings. Tomato varieties can be classified into 3 broad categories which are determinate, semi-determinate and inter-determinate tomatoes. Your choice of which tomato variety to use will depend on variety of factors: time to maturity, yield, availability of seeds, target market preference, season, fruit quality adaptability, disease resistance among other factors. It is important that you purchase your tomato seeds from certified tomato seed suppliers. If you opt for seedlings, then source them from reputable nurseries. The costs of purchasing tomato seeds or seedlings should be accounted for in your commercial tomato farming business plan. If you buy poor quality tomato seeds, your tomatoes will not grow to their full potential and you will have poor yields. Tomatoes can be propagated from seeds or seedlings. In choosing tomato varieties you must understand the core classifications. Aside the classifications below, there are hybrid and heirloom tomato varieties. These usually have superior qualities such as disease resistance, high yields, firmness, long shelf life, and big fruit size.
There three broad tomato types namely, determinate, semi-determinate and indeterminate. Determinate tomatoes are typically bush-like and produce one large harvest of tomatoes and then stop. Indeterminate tomatoes are vine-like and continuously produce tomatoes as long as conditions allow. Semi-determinate tomatoes are in between those 2 characteristics.
Time To Mature
In tomato farming, there are 3 classifications that take maturation period into account. There is early season, mid-season and late season tomatoes. Early season tomatoes take at most 60 days to reach maturity. Mid-season tomatoes mature in between 60 and 80 days. Late season tomatoes need more than 80 days to reach maturity.
Fruit Size Or Type
The colour or taste of tomatoes also constitutes another classification in tomato farming. For example, there are cherry, plum, round, and beefsteak tomatoes, amongst others. This classification is particularly important when factoring in the intended use of the tomatoes when harvested.
Tomato Farming Inputs
You require various farming inputs when doing tomato farming. Fertilizers are required to support the efficient growth of your tomatoes, by providing all the nutrients needed by tomatoes to grow to their full potential. Essential nutrients needed for the growth of tomatoes include nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Organic matter is also important in tomato farming. This can be in the form of compost, decayed leaves, animal manure etc. Organic matter is a good source of plant nutrients. Organic matter also increases the capacity of the soil to retain water and nutrients. It’s a soil conditioner.
Other farming inputs required for tomato farming business include herbicides, for effective weed control at your farm. Pesticides and fungicides are required for protecting your tomato plants against insects and fungi. Trellising and training of tomatoes is very important to some tomato cultivars and varieties. This involves supporting the tomato plants on poles and wires or specialised trellising material. The benefits of training tomatoes include improved spraying to control diseases and pests, better air circulation around the plant and less fruit rotting. The costs of acquiring all these inputs should be included in your tomato farming business plan.
Pest And Disease Management
Some of the common pests in tomato farming are aphids, nematodes, cutworms, and whiteflies. Common diseases that can affect tomatoes are moulds, blights (early or late), and fusarium wilt. Prevention or protection of tomatoes from these can be achieved through integrated approaches. Almost all of them have a dual effect in that they address both pest and disease issues.
Keeping Tomatoes Safe From Pests And Diseases
It all starts with seeing to it that your tomatoes get all they need. These are things such as healthy soil and adequate water. In watering avoid scenarios where leaves get muddied. Drip irrigation is most ideal when farming tomatoes. You must also practice hygiene e.g. cleaning farming implements or machinery after every use. Always remove weeds and dispose them rather than leaving them lying next to the tomatoes. By all means ensure there is no water logging or general wetness – this promotes pests and diseases. As a rule of thumb, practise crop rotation to stop or disrupt pest life cycles.
Harvesting And Storage Of Tomatoes
You can start harvesting tomatoes roughly 60 to 90 days from when you planted the seedlings. This is not cast in stone; remember there are 3 different maturation times (early, mid and late). Determinate tomatoes tend to ripen almost at once – within about 14 days. Indeterminate tomatoes ripen successively over an extended period of time. When you are harvesting tomatoes, ensure that you do not inflict physical damage on them. Physical damage compromises their quality, make them susceptible to pests and diseases, and reduces their shelf live.
Often time the colour of the tomatoes is what guides on when to pick. For instance, some tomato fruits might have fully or partially turned red. The leaves or stem yellowing or drying are also indicators of readiness to harvest. You can also check the fruit skin – you must harvest whilst it still has a rich, smooth, wax-like texture. Ripe tomatoes will tend to be easy to remove by gently twisting off from the vine.
Before storage the tomatoes must be washed, cleaned, sorted, and graded. For long term storage you can freeze, can, or dry your tomatoes. Generally, tomatoes can be stored at room temperature. If it is outside the place must be away from direct sunlight. When it comes to cold storage there are things to consider. Temperatures below 13ºC are not idea for tomato storage. Tomatoes that have ripened partially must not be refrigerated. Refrigerating tomatoes that have ripened tends to compromise their taste.
When doing tomato farming business, you will need to hire part time farm workers as and when necessary. The duties which they will do include planting tomato seeds, transplanting tomato seedlings; applying fertilizers; trellising tomatoes, ploughing; harvesting, herbiciding and pesticiding. The part time farm workers will be paid according to the number of days worked. You also require supervisors, farm manager, finance & accounting staff, and logistics staff depending on the scale of your tomato farming business. The wages and salaries of your workers should be included in your tomato farming business plan.
Capital for Tomato Farming Business
The amount of capital required for tomato farming business depends on the scale of the project. You can get a loan from the bank, or funding from investors, to use as capital to start your tomato farming business. If you plan to raise capital from investors and a loan from the bank, you need a good tomato farming business plan. If you don’t have access to investors and bank loan, you can use your personal savings and start small, and grow your business overtime. Tomato farming is very profitable, so if you reinvest the profits you get, you can quickly grow. Even if you are not planning to get a loan, you should still get a tomato farming business plan to guide you in starting and operating the business. It is essential for you to have a tomato farming business plan before you venture into the tomato farming business, so that you know all the costs involved and you make an informed decision.
The market for tomatoes is very huge and is ever increasing. The annual global demand of tomatoes is more than 180 million tonnes. That’s a lot! You can supply your tomatoes to individual households, schools, restaurants, food processors, hotels, companies, supermarkets, organizations, events etc. The tomato business plan ought to include a proper marketing plan to use in your tomato farming business.
Advantages Of Tomato Farming Business
Tomato farming is usually a high yields and wide profit margins business venture. Tomatoes are nutrient-rich and have numerous household and commercial uses. This is why there is an inexhaustible market for tomatoes. There are also vast opportunities in the export markets for tomatoes; offering higher profitability. There are limitless value addition options when it comes to tomatoes. Tomatoes generally mature fast which makes the turnaround time relatively short. Tomatoes can be propagated either indoors or outdoors. This makes it possible for almost anyone and anywhere to do tomato farming.
If you are looking to start a lucrative vegetable farming business, seriously consider a tomato farming business. Engage agronomists to find out the latest on the best tomato varieties to grow. It is important that you also do a thorough market research and have a good tomato farming business plan. The timing of your tomato farming must be such that when the tomatoes mature they have customers waiting for them. Post-harvest losses in tomato farming are common so be wary of that.
Pre-Written Tomato Farming Business Plan (PDF, Word And Excel): Comprehensive Version, Short Funding/Bank Loan Version and Automated Financial Statements
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Uses of the Tomato Farming Business Plan (PDF, Word And Excel)
The tomato business plan can be used for many purposes including:
- Raising capital from investors/friends/relatives
- Applying for a bank loan
- Start-up guide to launch your tomato farming business
- As a tomato farming business proposal
- Assessing profitability of the tomato farming business
- Finding a business partner
- Assessing the initial start-up costs so that you know how much to save
- Manual for current business owners to help in business and strategy formulation
Contents of the Tomato Business Plan (PDF, Word And Excel)
The tomato farming business plan include, but not limited to:
- Marketing Strategy
- Financial Statements (monthly cash flow projections, income statements, cash flow statements, balance sheets, break even analysis, payback period analysis, start-up costs, financial graphs, revenue and expenses, Bank Loan Amortization)
- Risk Analysis
- Industry Analysis
- Market Analysis
- SWOT & PEST Analysis
- Operational Requirements (Including technical aspects of how to farm the tomatoes, fertilizer requirements etc)
- Operational Strategy
- Why some people in tomato farming business fail, so that you can avoid their mistakes
- Ways to raise capital to start your tomato farming business
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- Tomato Farming Business Plan Automated Financial Statements – (Editable Excel File)
The business plan can be used in any country and can be easily edited. The financial statements are automated. This implies that you can change eg the number of hectares, selling price of the tomatoes etc, and all the other financial statements will automatically adjust to reflect the change.
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Tomato Farming Business Plan for Beginners
Do you want to start a tomato farming business? Tomato is one of the most important and highest-grown food crops in the world. This is a warm-season vegetable. A tomato plant cannot withstand frost and humidity. The tomato is botanically known as Lycopersicum Esculentum and belongs to the family Solanaceae.
Tomato ranks third in priority after Potato and Onion in India but ranks second after potato in the world. India ranks second in the area as well as in the production of tomatoes. Tomatoes are generally used in three ways. One is in the green salad as fresh, in cooked food recipes, and as processed tomato products like sauce, juice, puree, ketchup, etc.
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Commercial tomato cultivation can be done on open land and in greenhouses. The most important thing is you can grow tomatoes even on a small piece of land. And that will also give you a substantial profit. The major tomato-growing countries are China, the USA, Italy, Turkey, India, and Egypt.
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Here is a Stepwise Guide to Starting Tomato Farming
Health benefits of tomatoes.
- Tomatoes are one of the low-calorie vegetables; hold just 18 calories per 100 g. They are also very low in fat content and have zero cholesterol levels.
- The antioxidants present in tomatoes are scientifically found to be protective against cancers, including colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic tumors.
- Lycopene, a flavonoid antioxidant, is a unique phytochemical compound found in tomatoes.
- It contains very good levels of vitamin A, and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as a and ß-carotenes, xanthins, and lutein. Altogether, these pigment compounds are found to have antioxidant properties and take part in night-vision, maintenance of healthy skin, and bones.
- Regular consumption of tomatoes can also provide relief from gallbladder diseases such as gallstones.
Best Varieties For Tomato Cultivation
Some of the worldwide best varieties are Adoration, Azoychka, Alicante, Better Boy, Beefsteak, Big Rainbow, Blaby Special, Black Krim, Campari, Celebrity, Cherokee Purple, Garden Peach, Early Girl, Great White, Green Zebra, etc.
The most popular Indian varieties are Arka Saurabh, Arka Vikas, Arka Ahuti, Arka Ashish, Arka Abha, Arka Alok, HS101, HS102, HS110, Hisar Arun, Hisar Lalima, Hisar Lalit, Hisar Anmol, KS.2, Narendra Tomato 1, Narendra Tomato 2, Pusa Red Plum, Pusa Early Dwarf, Pusa Ruby, Co-1, CO 2, CO 3, S-12, Punjab Chhuhara, PKM 1, Pusa Ruby, Paiyur-1, Shakthi, SL 120, Pusa Gaurav, S 12, Pant Bahar, Pant T3, Solan Gola, and Arka Meghali.
Agro-Climatic Condition For Tomato Cultivation
The tomato crop is cultivated during the winter and summer seasons. It grows well under an average monthly temperature range of 21 0 -23 0 C but commercially it may be grown at temperatures ranging from 18 0 C to 27 0 C. Temperature and light intensity affect the fruit set, pigmentation, and nutritive value of the fruits.
Suitable soils For Tomato Cultivation
The tomato grows on practically all soils from light sandy to heavy clay. Light soils are good for an early crop, while clay loam and silt loam soils are well suited for heavy yields. Most perfect is soil with more sand in the surface layer and clay in the sub-surface layers. Tomatoes do best in soil that has a soil reaction from pH 6.0 to 7.0.
Seed & Seedlings For Tomato Cultivation
Proper preparation of land is mandatory. For raising the seedlings in a nursery bed 300 – 400 g/ha seeds are required. Seedlings are grown within one month of transplanting raised beds of 60-100 cm width and of convenient length. Soil solarization of nursery beds by covering them with a white transparent polyethylene sheet for one month should be done in the hot summer months. About 400-500 g seeds are needed for the one-hectare area. The suitable height for the tomato plant for transplanting is 7.5 cm to 10 cm with a good sturdy stem.
Basic Steps to Follow to Start Tomato Farming
1. tomato cultivation process, a. land preparation for tomato farming:.
You must prepare the land to a fine tilth by thorough plowing or digging 2 – 3 times. At the last, apply to plow organic manure and 10 kg carbofuran granules or 200 kg neem cake in the soil.
The transplanting is done in small flatbeds or in shallow furrows depending upon the availability of irrigation. In heavy soil, it is usually transplanted on ridges and during the rains also it is advantageous to plant the seedlings on ridges.
Tomato plants require adequate moisture throughout their growth period. Drip irrigation is most appropriate to maintain a uniform moisture supply. You will need to arrange the first irrigation soon after the seedlings are transplanted. Daily irrigation is necessary when plants are small.
d. Weed Control:
You can use intercultural operations like hand hoeing, weeding, mulching, and staking as general systems for the control of weeds.
2. Plant Protection Systems For Tomato Cultivation
The Basic two issues are insect management and disease management. Some of the major potential harmful insects are the Leaf-eating caterpillar, Tomato fruit borer, Tomato Wilt, and Powdery mildew. Proper precautions and preventive measures need to follow.
Tomato is attacked by a vast range of fungi, bacteria, and viruses. The most common diseases are anthracnose, bacterial spot, bacterial blight, bacterial canker, buckeye rot, damping-off, early blight, fusarium blight, late blight, leaf curl, mosaic, powdery mildew, rots, and septoria leaf blight. You must provide proper disease management to the farm to ensure the minimum losses from the diseases.
3. Harvesting & Storage For Tomato Farming
The maturity of tomato plants is achieved after 8-12 weeks of planting. The yield of a tomato depends on variety and season, which varies from 20 to 24 t/ha. Quality characteristics such as flavor, texture, and color are better maintained when the fruit is harvested at an earlier stage of maturity.
The harvesting time depends on the purpose for which tomato is grown and the distance over which they are to be transported. You must pick tomatoes at the mature green stage for long-distance transportation. Fully ripened and good red colors are desirable for processing and preparing tomato puree and ketchup.
4. Tomato Cultivation Export Opportunity
Export is one of the most potential avenues of earnings for the major tomato-producing countries. There is a certain process of packaging for export purposes. For export purposes, the tomato is first packed in consumer packs of LDPE or PP (polypropylene). Twenty consumer packs of 250 gm are placed in a 5 Kg CFB box. High-yielding F1 hybrids are most suitable for export.
Organic tomatoes also have a very good demand in both the domestic and international markets. For export, you must enhance the quality of tomatoes and bring it to international standards not only in production but also in presentation, packing, etc.
Some of the most important required documents for tomato export are Invoice, Packing List, Certificate of origin, Shipping Bill, Bill of handling, Airway Bill, Letter of Credit, etc. You can expect a Benefit-Cost ratio: of 6.5 from your tomato cultivation business.
Things To Consider in Tomato Farming Business
Commercial tomato cultivation is a profitable vegetable farming business. However, to ensure the profit maximization from the produce, you must maintain some basics.
- Variety choice plays a big role in the success of a tomato cultivation business. You must select the right one that fits with the other climatic and soil condition.
- One must start the plantation at the right time of the season.
- You will need to follow the proper plantation and crop management practices.
- The right soil condition enhances the per Ha production output. Soil testing and treatment are recommended.
- You must arrange proper irrigation for tomato cultivation.
- Proper fertilization and insect management are required
- You must prepare for any sort of diseases management
- Prior to marketing planning is required.
- Most important – You must craft a financial plan before starting tomato cultivation. The calculation of ROI is highly recommended to ensure the maximum profit.
Tomato Farming can be done in multiple ways. Though open field cultivation is most popular, other ways like poly house tomato farming, greenhouse farming, and hydroponics tomatoes are being explored throughout the world. If done properly, tomato farming has a wide opportunity both in domestic as well as in the export market.
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These costs can include the purchase of chicken coops and other equipment, feed, vaccines, and other medical care. In addition, you will need to factor in the cost of labor for someone to care for your chickens daily. Once you understand the costs of running a poultry farm, you can begin to develop a sales and marketing strategy.
- Choose a location for your farm. Your farm should be located in an area with good access to water and food sources and transportation routes.
- Build your poultry houses. Your poultry houses should be well-ventilated and spacious enough to house your birds comfortably.
- Stock your farm with birds. You’ll need to decide what type of birds you want to raise on your farm and then purchase the appropriate number of chicks or eggs from a hatchery or breeder.
- Care for your birds. Your birds will need regular care and attention, so you’ll need to develop a routine for feeding, cleaning, and monitoring them.
- Market your products once your birds attain market weight.
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A livestock farming business plan is a very important document that outlines the various aspects of starting and running a livestock farm. It includes sections on the type of livestock to be raised, the business model, the management system, the financials, and the marketing strategy. The first section of the plan should focus on the type of livestock to be raised on the farm. This will include a discussion on the breeds of livestock best suited for the climate and terrain of the farm.
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It is important to select breeds that are hardy and adaptable to the conditions on the farm. The second section of the plan should focus on the business model for the farm. There are several options available for livestock farmers, including direct sales, wholesale or contract farming. Each option has its pros and cons; these should be considered before making a decision.
The third section of the plan should focus on the management system for the farm. This will include discussing pasture management, herd health, animal husbandry, and other important aspects of running a successful livestock operation. The fourth section of the plan should focus on the operation’s financials.
This will include a discussion on start-up costs, operating costs, and expected revenues. The final section of the plan should focus on the marketing strategy for the farm. This will include a discussion on how to reach potential customers and create a brand for the farm that will differentiate it from other operations in the area.
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A business plan for your farming business is like a roadmap — it outlines where you’re going and how you’ll get there. Developing a business plan can seem daunting, but if it breaks down into smaller steps, it becomes much less so. Plus, once you have a plan in place, you’ll be able to track your farming progress and make necessary adjustments as time goes by. Here’s a step-by-step guide to writing a farm business plan:
- Define your business goals. What do you want your farming business to achieve? Do you want to grow a certain type of crop? Raise a certain type of livestock? Sell directly to consumers?
- Research your industry and target market. What trends are happening in agriculture? Who is your target market? What do they want or need?
- Create a marketing plan. How will you reach your target market? What channels will you use?
- Make a financial forecast. What are your expected costs and revenues? How will you fund your operations? What is the timeframe you expect to turn into a profit?
- Write your agri-business plan. Now that you have all the information, it’s time to put them together into a coherent document. You need to start with an executive summary that outlines your business goals and strategies. Then, flesh out each section with more detail.
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Horticulture farming is a type of agriculture that deals with crops, fruits, and vegetables. It is a viable business option for those looking to enter the agricultural sector. There are various factors to consider when creating a horticulture farming business plan. These include the type of crop you wish to grow, the amount of land you have available, your start-up capital, and your target market. It is vital to do your research before starting a horticulture farm.
You need to determine what type of crop you want to grow and if there is a demand for it in the market. It would help if you also considered the available land and whether it is suitable for horticulture farming. If you need more land, you can look into leasing options. Start-up capital is another important factor to consider. You need to invest enough to cover the costs of seeds, fertilizer, equipment, and labor.
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Finally, it will help if you think about who your target market is. Are you selling to local businesses or direct to consumers? Creating a detailed business plan is essential for any new business venture. By taking the time to research and plan, you can increase your chances of getting more profits in the horticulture farming industry.
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If you plan to set up a greenhouse farming business, you will need to develop a business plan. This will help you map out your business’s costs, revenue and profits. It will also give you an idea of the competition in the market and how to position your business to be successful. There are a few things that you will need to consider when developing your greenhouse farming business plan:
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- The cost of setting up the greenhouse includes the materials, labour, and other associated costs.
- The running costs of the greenhouse – this includes the cost of heating, lighting, and ventilation.
- The labor cost includes the wages of any staff employed to work in the greenhouse.
- The cost of plants and seeds includes the cost of propagating your own plants or buying them from a supplier. The price of your produce is what you will charge for your fruits, vegetables, or flowers.
- The income from sales is what you will earn from selling your produce.
- The profit margin is the difference between your income and your costs and will determine whether your business is profitable or not.
- The competition – this is who else is selling similar products in your area and how you can differentiate yours from theirs.
- Your marketing strategy should include a clear manner of marketing crops grown in your greenhouse.
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If you’re considering starting a hydroponic farming business, you’ll need a solid business plan. Here’s what you should include:
- An executive summary. This should give a brief business overview, including your goals, target market, and financial projections.
- A company description. This should provide more details about your business, including your history, products or services offered, and any unique selling points.
- Market analysis. This section should research and analyze your target market, including potential customers, competitor analysis, and trends in the industry.
- Marketing and sales strategy. This part of your plan should detail how you intend to market and sell your products or services, including online and offline channels, pricing strategy, and promotional tactics.
- Operations plan. Here, you’ll need to outline the day-to-day operations of your business, including facilities, equipment, staff, and processes.
- Financial projections. This section should include your financial goals and forecasting for the next 4 to 5 years.
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Aquaculture business plan
The aquaculture business plan requires an evaluation of the potential for raising and selling a specific species of fish, shrimp, shellfish, or algae in a particular location. A successful aquaculture business plan must include the following:
- An analysis of the market.
- An assessment of the farm’s carrying capacity.
- A financial projection.
The first step in developing an aquaculture business plan is to evaluate the potential market for your product. What is the demand for your fish, shellfish, or algae species? Who are your potential customers? What price are they willing to pay? What is the competition? This information will help you determine if there is a market for your product and what price you can charge.
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The second step is to assess your farm’s carrying capacity. This includes determining the land, water, and infrastructure you will need to support your operation. It also includes estimating the number of fish, shellfish, or algae you can raise without damaging the environment.
The third step is to create a financial projection for your business. This includes estimating your start-up costs, operating expenses, and expected revenue. It also includes creating a risk management plan to protect your investment.
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