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HOW TO MAKE POUNDED YAM FLOUR AND SELL FOR PROFIT


how to make pounded yam flourSome time ago I wrote an article titled the export potentials of pounded yam flour. If you have not read it, you can get it here. Looking at my traffic stats over the months, I discovered that the article has attracted many readers. Due to popular demand, I have decided to write a follow up article which will explain in details how to produce pounded yam flour and package for export.
In my previous article, I exposed the great money making potentials in pounded yam flour production and export. Pounded Yam is the most expensive food in our urban cities, although the most common in our rural areas. It has the advantage of being able to be preserved for a longer period of time. This makes it very good for export coupled with fact that it is of high demand both locally and abroad.
 

MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT FOR POUNDED YAM FLOUR PRODUCTION
The following machinery and equipment are required for small scale pounded yam flour production. These equipments can be sourced locally at affordable prices. They include:
Grater,
Milling machine,
 Drier,
 Weighing scale,
 Sieving machine,
Sealing machine,
Branded Polythene or nylon bags for packaging. 

RAW MATERIALS FOR POUNDED YAM FLOUR PRODUCTION
 The only raw material for pounded yam flour production is Yam Tubers. The yam tubers can be sourced locally from the local farmers in the villages. Note that the quality of yam tubers used for production will tell on the quality of your pounded yam flour. So go for the best yam variety. 

MAN POWER REQUIREMENT
Only two personnel will be needed at a small-scale level. However, more hands will be needed if you intend to scale-up production.  

POUNDED YAM FLOUR PRODUCTION PROCESS
Below is the five easy steps of pounded yam flour production and packaging.
STEP1 Wash the yam tubers properly, making sure that all sand and dirt are washed away.
STEP2 Peel the tubers and rewash properly.
STEP3 After peeling, grate it immediately using the grater.
STEP4 After grating, dry it using the drier or you can sundry for some days until properly dried.
STEP5 Mill the granules and sieve the powder, then package it in the branded nylon bags and seal properly. That’s all.

In five easy steps, you can produce your own pounded yam flour in the comfort of your home. You can try it on a small scale, then scale up production later. There is serious demand for this product both locally and abroad. To confirm this, just visit any big supermarket and see for yourself. You can be producing and supplying it to Supermarkets and Grocery stores around you.
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Chukwuemeka Nkwocha

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