Cost Analysis of Planting Cassava on a Hectare of Land

Cassava remains one of the most widely sought crop in Nigeria, despite low production, demand remain high locally with high export value. Starting a cassava farm is not that difficult and with a guarantee ROI as high as 110% in 6month if the right variety is planted.

 

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We hereby present a detailed cost analysis of cultivating cassava on a hectare of land. Developed by our in house agriculture expert in Nigeria. Also download full guide on cassava production.

Production Cost For One Hectare Of Cassava To Ensure Yield Of 25 T/Ha And Above

Land Leasing (1 Hectare) * ——– N25,000 (Including markings and surveyor charges)
Land Preparation (1st and 2nd Plough) ———- N20,000
Cassava cuttings (60 bundles @ N200/bundle) ———- N12,000
Planting (4 person at N1000/pd) ———- N4,000
Pre-emergence herbicides (5 liters at N1000/l) ———- N5,000
Fertilizer (20:10:10, 9 bags at N2500/bag) * ———- N22,000
Insecticides (2 liters at N1000/l) ———- N3,000
Application of herbicide ———– N3,000
Application of insecticide ———- N 3,000
Cost for Spraying of Insecticides ———- N4,000
Application of fertilizer (4 persons at N1,000/pd) * ———– N4,000
One weeding (10 person at N1,000/pd) * ———– N10,000
Harvesting (10 person at N1,500/pd) * ———– N15,000
Miscellaneous ———– N10,000
Total ——— N140,000

* Land leasing varies depending on Location * Fertilizer application is not applicable on all land * Farm labor wage rates vary by location, you can also get volunteers.
Note: These are just estimate of cultivating a hectare of cassava. Fixed capital investments are not included, additional cost might be incurred

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4 thoughts on “Cost Analysis of Planting Cassava on a Hectare of Land

  1. Thanks for dis opportunity n rreally appreciate am a graduate n civil servant it will help to boost my income n family sustainnance.

  2. Thanks for this info.

    I’m based in Lagos and really looking for locations to lease a farmland close to Lagos, but I seem not to find any.

    Do you have an idea where I can get??

    Thanks

    1. The simplicity of the information for a layman to understand is commendable. I only have issue farm clearing charge and number of people to clear it. Secondly, the herbicides price are not of present price especially for systemic ones even if one is buying in carton. For land lease in Ogun. Abeokuta/Ifo/Ilaro axis are advisable for people in Lagos planning to farm. If you are doing for first time or planning to go back into agric, it’s advisable you GIZ Farmer Business School training.

  3. The simplicity of the information for a layman to understand is commendable. I only have issue farm clearing charge and number of people to clear it. Secondly, the herbicides price are not of present price especially for systemic ones even if one is buying in carton. For land lease in Ogun. Abeokuta/Ifo/Ilaro axis are advisable for people in Lagos planning to farm. If you are doing for first time or planning to go back into agric, it’s advisable you GIZ Farmer Business School training.

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