WE RECEIVE quite a number of requests from readers. What is the best agri-project for me? I want to get started in farming. That’s the usual request.
MY STANDARD ANSWER: I cannot give a sensible advice unless I know many things about you. Where do you intend to put up your project? The place is important because the location is important in marketing. If your project is close to the market, transport will be less costly. If your project will cause pollution, you can’t put that up near subdivisions.
What are the skills you currently possess? How much money are you prepared to invest? Who are the people you know who might be able to help you? People you know are also important. What is your main intention? Is it just for a hobby? For profit? Or Both?
How much time can you devote to your project? Is it full-time or part-time? That’s also vey important. There are so many other things for us to know.
Our initial advice is for the aspiring farmer to attend seminars like those given by seed companies, feed companies, farming practitioners like Ronald Costales, trainings given by government agencies, local government units and more. He should join farm tours, attend agri fairs like Agrilink, and many more.