Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Ginger is a spice that is highly valuable in the international communities. It’s scientific name is Zinzigiber officinale and it is often dried artificially or through the sun to 10% - 12% moisture content. It is recognized for its pungency, aroma, aleo resin and high oil content. In the international market, buyers often prefer the ginger to be splitted that is why it is normally called DRIED SPLIT GINGER in the world market.

Ginger harvesting season starts from the month of October through April. Nigeria is the third largest producer of Ginger all over the world and it can be sourced in the following locatios:
  • Kaduna
  • Nasarawa
  • Benue
  • Gombe
  • Kaduna
  • Niger
In various countries, ginger is used for different purposes. Below are some of the uses of dried split ginger:
     It is used in the confectionery industry
     It is used in the pharmaceutical industry
     It is used in the beverage industry
     It is used in cooking especially in the Africa, Asia and the Caribbean
     It is used as alternative medicine for various health conditions

Countries interested in buying Dried Split Ginger are: United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and France. Buyers tend to give their specifications depending on what they are using the Ginger for. Below is the specification most buyers often quote:
  • Moisture content:                  6-10% max
  • Oil content:                            1-2%
  • Impurities:                             0-2%max 
The local price is within N500,000 - N600,000/Ton.

At TOSFAT Concepts, we are committed in helping both new and existing exporters in achieving result in the Nigerian Commodity Export Business. If you are interested in Dried Split Ginger International Exporting Business Opportunity, you can subscribe for our 2 Days Comprehensive Online Training on the business or Order for our special e-book on Dried Split Ginger International Exporting Business Opportunity . This e-book is preferable for those who do not have enough time to go through our training programme. The special benefits that you will gain, if you subscribe to our special training programme or order for our special e-book are as follows:
  • We will give you a month free mentoring service on the business, covering the following areas:
      • Export Business Setup 
      • How to successfully handle the fraudulent manipulations in the market
      • How and where to source quality product that meets up with international specifications provided by the buyers
  • We will assist you in processing your export license
  • We will also search for export contract for you at discounted service charges.
  If you choose to subscribe for our online training programme, you have to be on either facebook or skype in order for us to chat with you directly for the interactive session. The training session duration is 2 hours daily.
Training Cost: N65,200
And for those who preferred the option of our special e-book, we will send it to your email immediately we confirm your payment. This special e-book is easy to read, understand and comprehend. You can download it on your  smartphone, ipad, android and read it on the go.
E-book Cost: N60,300
For existing exporters, we can assist you with our Export Management Consulting Service where we will be advising you and working out solutions to any problem you are facing in your export business.
If you often need export contract all year round, you can subscribe to our special service called, "EXPORT CONTRACT ALERT SERVICE". Under this service, you will be part of the first set of people to be alerted through your email and phone lines of any export contract opportunity we have available at the moment, freshly as we are finishing negotiations with the buyer before we inform the general public. This service will keep you a step ahead of your competitors in the commodity export business market. 

We are currently giving out a 12% discount on all our services to appreciate our existing and new clients. This promo starts this November and will end by 31st of December. This promo is only opened to 50 People and the first 10 people to subscribe will be given additional gift according to the service they are requesting for.
If you are interested in any of our services, contact us with the information below:
Phone: +2348076000259

To your success!
Gbeke Faith
Chief Consultant
TOSFAT Concepts

Sunday, 22 November 2015


Foreigners from different part of the world often come to Nigeria to set up their companies in various fields of human endeavor but most of these companies have not considered agricultural/mineral commodity exportation business opportunity. Nigeria is blessed with a lot of agricultural/mineral commodities that is beneficial to the whole world and the beauty of it is, these commodities are cheaper to buy in Africa and resell at a higher price in other continent of the world. Many industries and end users are seriously in need of agricultural/mineral from Africa. Are you from India, China, Turkey, Lebanon, United States, United Kingdom, other parts of Europe and other continents, and you are based in Nigeria? Commodity export business is one of the wisest decisions you can take in diversifying your investment, as it will be easy for you to convince buyers from your country to buy from you at a more profitable price. Below are the information on some of the exportable commodities in Nigeria:

1.Sesame Seed: Sesame is an ancient oilseed with the botanical name (Sesamun indicum), it is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. It is often called beni seed in some part of Nigeria and Africa. Sesame seeds are small, one thousands of it weigh about one ounce. Sesame seed can be classified into three types: White Sesame, Black Sesame and Brown Sesame Seeds. Investing in sesame seed export is quite interesting because of the profit. Pharmaceutical Companies, Chemical Companies, Food Processing Companies, Animal Feed Companies are in need of this seed because of its rich oil content. About 65 percent of the annual sesame crop is processed into oil and 35 percent is used in food. United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, India, China are among the largest buyer of this commodity.Nigeria is the second largest producer of sesame seed in Africa, and ranking seventh in the World. Check around industries we mentioned above in your country and you can start exporting at a cheaper price from

2. Hibiscus Flower: This flower is also called other names like: Zobo, Jamaican sorrel, roselle, cabitutu, vinuela, oseille de guinée, and karkade. It is an ornamental plant that is good for pharmaceutical purposes. Hibiscus flower is always dried before exportation. Buyers are available for hibiscus flower in Europe, America and Asian countries. There is a high return on investment of 18% - 25%.

3. Dried Split Ginger: Ginger contains about two per cent essential oil.    The oil is extracted and distilled from rhizomes of dried split ginger for various uses in confectionery, perfumery, beverages and pharmaceuticals. Nigerian ginger is highly valued in international markets for its aroma, pungency and high oil and oleoresin content. Nigeria is one of the top three major suppliers of Ginger across the world. Major buyers for Nigerian Ginger are: Russia, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, France, United States of America, Saudi Arabia. Ginger Export business is highly profitable.

4. Shea Nut: Shea nuts are primarily grown in West and Central Africa in the semi-arid Sahel,referred to by traders as the "Shea Belt". Vitellaria paradoxa and Vitellaria nilotica are the two main varieties. Vitellaria paradoxa is exported in the largest volume and grows throughout the West African region. The major producing countries are: Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Uganda, Mali, Burkina Faso and Central African Republic. Nigeria is currently the leading producer of Sheanut in the world and in 2004 Nigeria's production of the commodity was 414,000 metric tonnes with export value of US$61.04 million (Source: FAO). The major usefulness of shea nut is the oil content which is the most crucial element of the shea nut as that component is an important ingredient in the composition of the butter that goes into Cocoa Butter Equivalents and other by-products. Shea Nut is a profitable commodity, if you are exporting it to Europe, especially Sweden, Denmark and UK. Also, the Japanese market is a high selling point for Shea Nut.
5. Shea Butter: Shea butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory colored natural fat extracted from Shea Nut (the nut discussed above). The name 'Shea Butter' is a short form of 'Shea nut Butter'.The tree is also called "The Karite tree",in most french speaking countries which means 'the tree of life'. It is called this name because of the numerous healing characteristics it possesses.  Shea Butter business is a lucrative business in America and Europe. Industrially, shea butter is used in cosmetics production of moisturizer creams, emulsions, hair conditioners and other cosmetic products. It is also used in soap making, substitute for cocoa butter equivalent (CBE) in the confectionery industry, pharmaceutical industries because of it's healing properties, plastic industry and  energy industry.

6.Hardwood Charcoal and by Products: Hardwood charcoal is a residual substance produced from the process of pyrolis which involve burning of Hardwoods. This commodity is one of the earliest form of energy throughout the world.Today, it is still used in Restaurants across the world. It is also used for grilling,metallurgical purifying treatments, filter to remove organic compounds such as chlorine, gasoline, pesticides, and other toxic chemicals from water and air. If you are in Asia, Europe, America, Australia and Austria, This is one of the commodity you should think on investing in. Other by products of Hardwood Charcoal are: Charcoal Sticks, Charcoal Powder e.t.c.

7. Cashew Nut:Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.) is a tree crop of considerable economic importance to Nigeria and other tropical countries.It is normally pronounced as "Kaju" in some french speaking countries. Cashew nut is a popular snack, and its rich flavor means that it is often eaten on its own, lightly salted or sugared. In addition to this, cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a by-product of processing cashew, is mostly composed of anacardic acids. These acids have been used effectively against tooth abscesses due to their lethality to bacteria. Cashew Nut importing business is lucrative if you are importing from India, Singapore, Some part of Europe and America.

8. Zinc Ore: Zinc is also known as spelter, is a metallic chemical element; it has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. It is the first element in group 12 of the periodic table. Zinc is, in some respects, chemically similar to magnesium, because its ion is of similar size and its only common oxidation state is +2. Zinc is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth's crust and has five stable isotopes. 
Zinc is used internationally by the following industries: Taps and Pipes, Motor Housing, Toys, Coffins, Chemicals, Car, Door furniture, Battery and construction industry. Countries like: Spain, Thailand, Belgium, India and Germany are in constant demand of Zinc Ore. You can start selling this commodity to international buyers from the countries listed above. This is a big investment opportunity with a good profit margin.

Other agricultural commodities you can start exporting to your country for higher profit are: Gum Arabic, Garlic, Groundnut/Pea Nut, Yam, Cocoa, Coffee, Soya Beans, Rubber, Jatropha Seed, Morringa Seed, Lead Ore, Iron Ore, Copper Ore  e.t.c. Nigeria supplies most of the commodities listed above with good quality and according to specification . The problem is finding a good and trust-worthy supplier.

If you are interested in starting this profitable business, we are ready to assist you and make it a success. Send us a mail to: tosfatconcepts@gmail.com and we will let you know how we can be of help to you.

To your success!
Gbeke Faith
Chief Consultant
TOSFAT Concepts