HOW TO START A YAM PLANTATION FARM.

Nigeria is the largest producers of yam worldwide, million metric tonnes of yams are produced year in year out in the country, yet the country can hardly satisfy its own demand not to talk of having harvest to export to other countries. The climatic condition of this region however is suitable enough for the plantation and harvesting of so much more quantity to fill the demand and even for export purposes. Yam is a generally acceptable staple food that is consumed by almost every tribes of the nation. Yam also serves as a raw material for many industrial and food processes. Yam farming can be invested into for business either on a medium scale or large scale depending on the capability of the investor. Yam farming and selling has served as a source of income for many farmers and retailers who are in this line of business. Here are applicable tips for beginners.

SUITABLE FARM LOCATION: identify the soil type that is suitable for yam farming, sandy loamy soil is the most suitable soil type for the planting of yam. Most tropical regions have averagely good climatic condition which is suitable for yam farming.

LAND PRACTICES: proper land practises like clearing of grasses, making of beds, planting of seed, weeding, application of manure if necessary, replanting when applicable and harvesting should be done according.
STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION: yam is mostly prone to pest and rodent infestation, a proper storage method should be devised to prevent reduction in quality before consumption and sales.

MARKETING: for every type of crop being farmed for commercial purposes, a farmer must have an adequate means of marketing at a profitable rate. Having good transportation and distribution means are ways of making sales more efficient and profitable.
Yam is a popular well acceptable staple food that is indigenous to the tropics. It can be cultivated on a large scale and can serve as a source of income for people already in agriculture or who are considering it for business.