MELON SHELLING BUSINESS – The business plan


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MELON SHELLING BUSINESS – The business plan

melon shelling businessThis 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.

Market Analysis

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.

Project Engineering

Plant capacity:

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
utilisation.
Cost 5,500 MT of melon at 6,600,000
N12,000/MT
Source Local

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.

Cost N 40, 000
Source Local

Labour/Manpower Requirement for melon shelling business

Number of People Required: 16

S/No. Category Number N ’000
Required
1 Manager 1 400,000
2 Skilled workers 5 420,000
3 Unskilled worker 10 720,000
Total 16 1,540,000

Source: Local

Training Needs:

In-pla = Yes

Out-plant = Yes

Both = Yes

Utilities

1 Power 100,000
2 Fuel 50,000
3 Water 50,000
Total 200,000

Other facilities

 

12

Telephone, transport

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
4 Working capital 5,000
Pre-investment cost 5,000
Total 160,000
Working Capital
N ’000
1 Raw materials 6,600,00
2 Salaries and wages 1,540,000
3 Overhead and utilities 200,000
Total Investment cost 8,340,000
Estimated Turnover 250,000
Operating Cost
0.75% of preceding cost of production
Gross margin (%) 25 %

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