Opportunities of agro export through dry inland port in northern Nigeria

Nigeria as a sovereign independent nation with a land mass size of about 927,763 square kilometres which the northern part is having the largest portion with over 65 percent of the total area. In recent times, this land mass has produced more security concern to the nation than its agricultural advantages as it was in the past. We have seen constant threat of life in some states by the armed bandits and constant fear by interested business investors with interest in the region. Also, concern of weak human development with 13.2 million out of school children in Nigeria with majority in the north. Poverty has become a constant disease with no immediate permanent cure in sight A rich agricultural region with its own unique comparative advantage, e.g. soya beans cultivated in Kastina state, ginger in Kaduna, Bambara nut widely cultivated in Jigawa state and Sesame seeds predominantly dominated in Nasarawa state. Each state is capable of being the hub of particular agro product trading it internationally. In a recent courtesy visit to the Kaduna dry inland port by Mr Fisayo Ajibona an international trade manager at cokodeal Limited; a foodstuff and agro commodities export platform. He emphasized more, on the… Read More

Buy quality shea nuts from suppliers in Africa with specifications

Cokodeal provides access to the best suppliers in Africa market. From Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Morocco and other African nations. Find quality foodstuff and commodities on cokodeal platform. If you find this article valuable, kindly share with others. “We rise by lifting others”  BUY HERE   Shea nuts  (Industry quality requirement) Shea nuts shall have the appearance and colour characteristics of the variety. They shall be clean and dark brownish in colour with variations from different regions. They shall be dry and reasonably uniform in size. The nuts shall be free from insect infestation.     Shea Kernels Shea kernels shall be obtained by shelling the nuts and they shall have the appearance and colour characteristics of the variety and origin. They shall be clean and reasonably uniform in size. Shea kernels shall be safe and suitable for processing for human use and shall be free from rancid odours and mouldness. Shea kernels must be free from insect infestation.     Shea nut quality grading parameters Parameter Parameter Grade A Grade B Grade 3 Analysis Type 1 Moisture content <8% 8% -10% >10% Moisture meter filed testing 2 FFA <3% 3% -8% >8% Lab Testing 3 Impurities <0.4% 0.4%-0.5% >0.5%… Read More

Finding buyer online for export in Nigeria

Cokodeal platform supports hundreds of businesses to connect with international buyers and succeed daily. If you find this article valuable, kindly share with others. “We rise by lifting others”  SELL HERE     If you have a nice and stable business in your home country, and your growth there is limited, then it may be time to move to international markets. But how to start? 1. It all starts with preparation: are you ready for export business? Export is selling your goods in a country that you don’t know, with a different culture and with different regulations. The market may be better there than in your home country, but you will still have to invest in building your network and promoting your product, just as you started at home. That means that your current operations should be able to run with a bit less of your attention, and that you can invest time and money in entering a new market. There are also some more practical things: do you have your website and product documentation available in English or in other relevant languages? Is your brand name easy to pronounce in different languages and can you handle international payments? If your… Read More

How to find buyers in Europe, UK, US for foodstuff and commodities

Cokodeal platform supports hundreds of businesses to connect with international buyers and succeed daily. If you find this article valuable, kindly share with others. “We rise by lifting others”  SELL HERE   Finding international buyers in US, UK, Europe and other foreign countries for your exports can be a unique challenge. In this article, you will learn how to utilize your available resources to conveniently connect with prospective trade partners abroad. The most important thing you can do is to have a web presence: a website or a store in a marketplace. Interested buyers looking on the internet should be able to find you when they search for the product you specialize in sourcing. Where to connect with buyers Trade Expos and Trade Missions When you attend trade expos, you have the opportunity to showcase your products and services, meet with potential buyers and connect with trade partners. Trade events have attendees from different regions who provide exporters with a large number of business leads under a single roof. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) usually organizes trade Expos which is well-attended by multinationals and foreign traders. The LCCI ultra-modern Exhibition and Conference Centre is located at Plot 10,… Read More

Finding export buyers for your products can be challenging, see how to

Cokodeal platform supports hundreds of businesses to connect with international buyers and succeed daily. If you find this article valuable, kindly share with others. “We rise by lifting others”  SELL HERE   As an exporter, finding buyers for your product can be the most difficult challenge in your business, particularly when you’re just getting started or are selling in a new market. Selling in another country is never easy. You need to adapt to cultural norms, language, and travel barriers in order to succeed. But new technology makes the world smaller and makes finding buyers overseas much easier than it was in the past. Use the five tips below to find export buyers for your products. ​ Foreign Agencies Many foreign countries have state-sponsored or state-controlled companies, called trading companies, which import products, usually in bulk orders. Do your homework and identify countries you believe your export would be great for, then contact their embassy in the U.S. or their agency directly in their own country. United States-based embassies usually have a representative who can help you, and they almost always speak English. Different agencies are going to specialize in different imports, such as raw materials, agriculture, electronic/IT equipment and more. Having a foreign… Read More

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