Agricultural Plan

Soybean Project

  1. The project is designed to process soybeans into soybean oil and livestock feed as its primary products. Other by-products of commercial value which would be developed during the planned period include soymilk, baby food, plastics, etc. To support the Program, the Company has a comprehensive plan to produce the raw material locally. This will be achieved through the establishment of the Company's own nucleus farms at various suitable localities, supported by local outgrowers. The crop should be cultivated by the company at least one (1) year before the processing starts. This will allow the stocking of about six months' raw material before milling commences. It will ensure continuous operation of the mill.

  2. The Company would aim at producing up to 70 percent of the factory's raw material input at any particular point, while encouraging outgrowers to take advantage of the 30 percent of the plant's raw material requirement.


  1. Benefits to be derived from the project's implementation are primarily the conservation of scarce foreign currency by the supply of soybeans locally, and the earning of foreign currency through the export of soybean products to African countries, especially the countries of ECOWAS. The local and overseas financiers would benefit through interest on loans granted.
  2. Other primary benefits are as follows:
    1. Provision of employment avenues for local personnel, such as artisans and the unskilled youth.
    2. Improving the financial and social status of the rural people so employed.
    3. Opening up of the rural areas through infrastructural development such as roads, water supply, electricity, etc., as well as the economic use of idle arable lands through, the fann¬ing operations.
    4. Provision of educational facilities (formal and technical) and the provision of primary health care for the staff and the local people. In-service training (local and overseas] would be provided to train and upgrade the skills of the lower echelon and top management personnel.
  3. The subsidiary benefits are also manifold:
    1. Such by-products as soybean cake would boost the poultry and livestock industries in general.
    2. Milk and multivitamin capsules are some of the by-products that would be produced at a later stage of implementation.
    3. Other local and foreign food items with soybean base would also be produced on the line.
    4. The Department of Agriculture and the universities in Nigeria would benefit from the Company's computer system and research activities on the production and processing of the bean into oil and allied products.

Industrialization of the Niger Delta Region:

Soyabean varieties recommended for planting in the Niger Delta Region.

  • Akwa Ibom: TGX – 1448 – 2E
  • Cross River: TGX – 306 – 36C
  • Edo: TGM – 344
  • Delta: TGM -344
  • Ondo: Samsoy 1
Abia Soyabean growing area, Obingwa, Isuikwuator, Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South.

Soybean Oil is a major source of lecithin

Crude Soybean Oil is a major source of lecithin. Crude soybean oil is a major source of lecithin. Soybean lecithin, because of its emulsifying, softening and anti-oxidant properties, finds many uses in rood products, pharmaceuticals, paints and printing inks, rubber and petroleum, leather and textiles, cosmetics and soaps, and in numerous other products.

Uses of Soybean

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