MELON SHELLING BUSINESS – The business plan
This free melon shelling business plan template will give you needed guide on how to start and profit from melon shelling business. The cost and source of quality melon shelling machine and equipment needed for the commercial melon shelling. The packaging of the finished product and the feasibility report on melon shelling business are discussed in this melon shelling business plan template.
Melon is cultivated in large quantity in Agyaragu in Obi local government area of Nasarawa State. Ranking of attractiveness of projects in the state shows that melon is of medium investment potential. Melon production in Nigeria is on the increase due to series of multiplication efforts by farmers. However, a major problem to melon utilization in the country has been the shelling of the dry seeds at industrial level. Until recently, melon seed shelling is manually done. This has been acting as a disincentive to melon farmers in addition to slowing down of industrial processing of the product for melon oil and melon cake. Establishment of melon shelling units in major producing areas will lead to increase in industrial, domestic and export potentials of the crop. This is further encouraged by the breakthrough recently recorded in efficient melon Sheller fabrication and melon seed shelling machine locally.
The capacity of this plant is 2.4 tonnes/day (876 tonnes/annum)
Raw Materials Requirements for melon shelling
The raw material is melon seed.
|Quantity||5,500 metric tonne of melon|
|seed is required at full capacity|
|Cost||5,500 MT of melon at||6,600,000|
Production Process of melon seed shelling
The process involved in melon shelling is brief and of moderate technology. The major aspects of this process are shelling and winnowing of melon seeds by the melon sheller.
Machinery and Equipment of melon shelling:
A 2.4 tonnes melon sheller (equipment) per day with a cleaning unit is the main machinery required for this project.
Labour/Manpower Requirement for melon shelling business
Number of People Required: 16
In-pla = Yes
Out-plant = Yes
Both = Yes
Preliminary Financial Analysis melon shelling business
|1||Cost of Fixed Assets (Investment)||N’000|
|2||Plant & Machinery||60,000|
|3||Land and Building (Rent)||90,000|
|2||Salaries and wages||1,540,000|
|3||Overhead and utilities||200,000|
|Total Investment cost||8,340,000|
|Estimated Turnover 250,000|
|0.75% of preceding cost of production||–|
|Gross margin (%) 25 %|