This idea came up after getting series of calls from my readers who live around Lagos and Ogun state. In this post, I will explain what WGC is all about and why I think you should consider it.
What Exactly is WGC?
This idea is intended to bring together people of like minds who will share ideas towards succeeding in their chosen course.
Interested members will come together, get a spacious land in their agreed location, and combine cash to till the land.
Do they have to do a joint business? Not at all.
After tilling the land, the portions will now be shared among the members according to the amount paid, and individual will face his or her project.
Why Should I Consider WGC?
There are challenges with every business. Farming is not different. But when people with same ideas and plans come together, consult together, make plans and follow up on them, the result is usually better.
Here are a few reasons why WGC sounds good to me:
- Cost Reduction: With the skyrocketing cost of hiring land and tractor, it will definitely save you a lot of cost if a large area is leased and tilled altogether. For example, hiring a tractor for tilling 1 hectare may cost you almost the same amount to till 2 hectares. Can you see the economic wisdom here?
- Enhanced Security: In this era of Fulani herdsmen destroying farm produce, it makes a lot of sense to get a suitable location and work together to fence it, instead of doing so individually. When your watermelon fruits begin to get ready for harvest, it may be necessary that you have a night guard to watch over your farm. You will agree that this is much easier when you work together as a team, than in isolation. Consider an example: A night guard may charge as much as 20 to N30,000 per month. With 10 cooperators, that is just N3,000 per month.
- Idea Sharing: As a team, you can hold weekly meetings, table your challenges, and find solutions to them. In the absence of the spirit of competition, there is so much to learn from your fellow growers. For example, there are some who do not even know where to hire land or tractor. WGC takes care of all of that.
- Easy Access to Loan: Nowadays, it is almost impossible to get government loans except you belong to a cooperative. And recently, CBN has been helping farmers with very low interest loans to boost agriculture in Nigeria.
- Growth Potential: If this is well managed, do you know that this tiny idea can translate to bigger agro-investments? Think beyond watermelon. Think bigger. Think processing. There are lots of benefits.
Who Can Qualify to Participate
- This initiative will be open ONLY to those who have the Watermelon Production Manual, or those who have received my one-on-one training.
- For now, this will be limited ONLY to people around Lagos and Ogun state. Why? From record, that is where I have a bulk of my readers. I do know that large expanse of lands can easily be located around Ogun state. This idea may be extended to other areas with time.
Will I Be Directly Involved?
Not directly. This is going to be individual projects. However, I will be free to offer support on the phone and via email at any time. If for any reason the group wants me around, this is going to be a special arrangement and will attract a charge.
My only involvement is to help to bring together those who are interested in the project. They will in turn carry out all the necessary arrangement, while I contribute my quota to their success.
I’m Interested. How Can I Join WGC?
It’s simple. Follow these steps:
- Send your name, phone number, and location as email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be sure to send the same name and phone number used when you paid for the Watermelon Production Blueprint. This will be verified.
- Do this as soon as possible to enable the team plan ahead for the next planting season.
- The group rep will contact you for details and you can take off from there.
I wish you all the best in this wonderful endeavour.
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