Farming Made Easy
Farming Made Easy

The most important factors of production in any enterprise are Land, Labour and Capital. On this blog, I will elaborate on these three factors to make farming at low cost possible for my fellow farmers. Let us start with land.
LAND is the most important of the three factors. The area of land required depends on the type of farm enterprise in view.
The land required for crop production is larger than land required for animal production enterprise. In both enterprises farm land should be located in rural areas, where the cost is relatively low. Poultry or animal production enterprises are not suitable in the urban areas because of environmental hazards to the public. Noise and air pollution in the cities are not good for the health of farm animals. The cost of land in cities is too high for farmers to pay since they need large hectares of land for agriculture business.

So when sitting your farming business put the rural areas in view. There are many villages and towns in Ogun state where land is very cheap. I know of villages and towns not more than 2 hours’ drive from Agege where land is as low as 200,000 Naira per acre. These are farming communities and these towns are good to site new farm. For poultry enterprise of 20,000 birds one acre of land is enough. Land for crop production like plantain production, oil palm production, cassava and maize production requires up to 10 acres of land or more depending on availabilities of capital.
Farm land is still available in Ogun, Oyo and Osun States at low cost. You can also rent land on yearly payment of 4,000 Naira per hectare in the states mentioned above. If getting land is your problem, leave a comment after reading this article or contact elyjay by personal mail on this blog.

LABOUR: This is one of the most important thing in farming. Through development in technology and science, the manual labour required for farming is getting substituted by chemicals and tractors. However manual labour cannot be ruled out by the two types of mention earlier because there are many work on the farm that cannot be done by machines or chemicals especially on small scale farms. With the popularity of Okada and Tricycle (Keke maruwa) business in many parts of the country today, human labour for farming is becoming very expensive.

Weeding is the most common manual labour on the farm. The solution to this lies in the hand of labourers who migrated from neighboring countries like Benin Republic and Togo to work in Nigeria. These people charge as low as 4,000 Naira to weed one acre of farm land. The manual labour on farm includes harvesting, transplanting, spraying, etc. For poultry, permanent labour is recommended. To hire labour to work in poultry the integrity of the labour should be high and must have a guarantor. Such labourers are normally hired on yearly payment with terms and conditions of absolute honesty and residence on the farm.

The wages depends on the age and gender of the worker. For 16 to 20 years 80,000 Naira for one year, or one brand new hajue motorcycle at the end of the year. Above 20 years the payment is 120, 000 naira or one brand new Bajaj motorcycle at the end of the year. If hired on arable crops farm they are required to weed half acre of farm land per day and work 6 days in a week. The yearly paid labour is more reliable than the monthly or daily paid labour. For measured contract or what we called “finish and go labour”, the cost of weeding is 2,500 Naira per acre if done by the foreign workers that is labour from Benin Republic and Togo. For poultry farms, sachet water or bottled water producers, block makers, permanent yearly paid workers is recommended. If getting labour is your problem on the farm or factory leave your comment after reading this article.

MECHANICAL LABOUR: The major source is farm tractors. There are privately owned tractors and government-owned tractors for hire. The private tractors are easily accessible than the government tractors.
Lagos state government has tractor hiring units in the following areas:
Agege – Dairy farm near Pen Cinema
Badagry – Oko Afo
Ikorodu – Erikorodo
Epe – Fisheries
You can hire government tractors at these locations in Lagos state.
In Ogun state, Agric Development Cooperation has branches in the following locations:
Ado odo
Ipokia
Oke odan
Ilaro
Ashero
Ikene
Ijebu ode
Ogbere.
The price is 7,000 per hectare for plowing and 5,000 per hectare for other operations. If you need tractor leave a comment after reading this article.
elyjay

By Haba Naija Admin

Temi Odurinde worked in domain name registration and web hosting industry for many years before becoming a web entrepreneur. He is passionate about web and mobile technologies. Temi contribute mainly to Haba Naija Internet and Technology sections. He has a BSc in Computing and Psychology, a postgraduate degree in Internet Technologies. Outside work, he love Oral Storytelling, long distance running and playing Volleyball.

45 thought on “Farming Made Easy”
  1. Hi,
    It is becoming very difficult to find reliable manual labour in Ogun state towards the border like in Oke Odan due to smuggling being a better business prospect. Where is the nearest place to Oke-Odan for hiring manual labour. I need like 20 per day.
    Thanks
    Banky Omon

  2. I have passion for farming, and I wish to start this planting season, but constrained by lack of land. Kindly help me get farmland in oyo state.

  3. I need about 3 hectares of land for farming around odogbolu or ikenne side for plantation farming and how do i rent a tractor for land preparation in this area.Thanks

  4. Hi. I need 10 hectares of land for cassava farming. I will also want it in or near a river basin authority or farm settlement. I will also need tractors and labour. I will also need your advise on how to start. Do kindly revert. Thanks.

  5. Good day,
    Please I need you in asisting me on how to rent about 10 hectares of land for rice farming and another 10 hectares of land for farming of crops such as maize,cassava and platain plantation in Oshogbo or Ile- Ife osun state in general.
    Thanks a lot.

  6. Please I need you to assist in getting about 50 hectare to rent. I need it as sson as possible for farming. I need it in Ogun State/Osun State.

  7. I need land for farming but do not have idea on how to go about it. Please kindly asssit .

  8. i need a land for lease/rent in Ogun State for Castor Oil Farming…..what are the price range, sir

  9. Thank you for your article.I want to get a farm land in Epe for veritable farming can you assist?

  10. I need farm workers From Togo or Benin Republic. Also I need land for lease at N4000 per acre. This is my number 08032098455.

  11. Hi thanks for your article is really helping.
    pls help I want to get land in ondo state Okiti pupa precise and also hire tractor

  12. Please I need tractor at a village very close to Ijebu Ode on your way from Ikorodu

  13. i need a farmland at 4000 naira per hectare as you stated, how can i get please. here are my details
    08066512335, also reachable on whatsapp.

  14. Hi

    I Currently reside in Lagos and need Info on how to go about renting farming land in ogun state. Really keen on farming. Would be glad if you could help.

    Thanks

  15. Hi,
    You are a gift to this world…Please how can you assist with 10hectares of land(fertile) in Ondo State…I need this urgently pls for rent

  16. Thanks for the write up! Please I urgently need a tractor for lease around Mowe. Kindly help me contact details! I will also appreciate contact for access for land lease in acres at cheaper prices.

  17. With regards to my request above for a tractor and land for lease, please contact me on 08034404590

  18. Thanks for the write-up, please I need info on how to get farmland in Oyo state both for rent and for sale.
    NB: will prefer towns or villages close to Ibadan

  19. Hi,
    I really appreciate your write. Importantly, can you help me with a link to lease 20 hectares of land around Ilaro in Ogun state.

  20. Thank you for your article, I need an hacker of land for poultry farming in Lagos/ Ogun state close to ikorodu, thanks.

  21. Good day. My name is Omoruyi. Firstly i want to know what it cost to rent 100 hectares in osun state and shomeke village in ogun state. Also, I will like to hire a tractor, bulldozer to work on my 10 acres of land in Shomeke village, Ogun state. Here is my phone number( 07039695729) I use it as my whatsapp ID well.

    Anticipating your reply.

  22. Hi, thanks for your very informative article, please could you contact me regarding the tractor for hire

  23. What a great write up. Please I need 50acres of land for rent in ogun state and bulldozers with tractor asap.

  24. I reside in Ibadan, Oyo state and I will like to get info about plough able farmland near with labourers and cost.
    Thanks for the wealth of knowledge shared.

  25. I need land for lease.
    I’d like to know how much and how to go about acquiring one.

  26. Hello, we need help with tractor rental in Imeko, Ogun State. We want to uproot some really small trees , plough amd make ridges.

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