Banana Farming In Nigeria: Guide on How To Start

Easy guide on how to start banana farming in Nigeria, business, the environmental requirements, soil to grow plantain or plant banana for farming in Nigeria is what this post is all about.


Banana Farming in Nigeria

One of the most neglected farming in Nigeria is Banana farming. Interestingly, it is one of the most profitable farming ventures you can go into it in Nigeria. One thing I found cool about this venture is you only need to plant once after which you will keep harvesting for a period of 10 – 15 years depending on some variables. While it is not a set it and forgets it business, it is one that allows you to attend to other things.


Banana just like other plants don’t grow anywhere you want them to grow. They grow where the conditions are right to support them so anybody interested in growing it need to know what it require from the environment for it to produce the required result.

The plant strives well in an environment that is average. That’s, a climate that is not too cold and too hot. They do well in naturally fertilized soil or thick compost manure. Having trees surrounding them help in provided shades for them which also increase the humidity of the area and give them the right condition necessary.


As with every business idea, you would need a business plan. In this case, you should draft a plantain farming business plan which will serve as a manual that will help guide you in achieving your objective in this venture. Below are the step by step guide to start Banana farming business in Nigeria.

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Step one

The first step to take if you want to succeed in this is to get trained. Yes, get trained. Don’t read online stuffs and feel you have acquired the necessary knowledge unless of course you are ready to make mistakes. Get close to anyone already in the banana business in Nigeria and learn it. While it is practically impossible to learn everything about it in a short while, you sure can learn what will get you started. This is to prevent loss. You can also google tips on plantain farming to have an idea on how to go about it.


Step two

After you have acquired the necessary training required to start and grow banana, the next step is to get land in a place with the required climate and soil. This is to ensure you provide it the plant the necessary condition to grow. After getting the land, you also get healthy suckers. Unlike other plants that grow from seed, banana grows from sucker and getting a healthy one could make a huge difference.

Step three

The next step is transplanting. While doing this, make sure that the corm or the roots at the bottom is trimmed properly to facilitate good growths. Give five meters gap between plants and keep the plants moist at the early days but do not over wet the soil because the leaves are not yet out for much water evaporation.

Step four

This is the last step in banana farming. As your banana grows, you need to take care of them. Weeding is a very important care you can give to this plant. You also need to prevent them from strong wind and also provide fertilizer (organic is best) for them. If everything is done right, in 13 – 15 months, your first set of banana is ready for harvesting. After harvesting this set, there is no need planting another as the suckers will shot out themselves, this means you would harvest your plant for a long time ideally between 10 – 15 years.


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Abdulwali Yahaya

Abdulwali Yahaya is a professional blogger, programmer and a writer on Nigerian Infopedia


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  1. Daniel orackwelu

    Nice one bro never knew all that
    Quiz no75

  2. oraegbune Joseph

    Good one

    Quiz no 88

  3. Nnopu blessing

    Hmmm Making sense

  4. Nwachukwu Nkiruka

    Nice one l never knew that banana will so stressful when it comes to planting quiz no 36

  5. Ezigbo ogechukwu Esther 2015054145

    wow I never knew

  6. ugbagu Nneka augustaina 2015054121

    what a nice post

  7. Emenanjo Onyinye Maryann 2015054109 quiz no 20

    wow this is a good post

  8. ikenna chukwudi

    nice post..his not only professional but incrdible guy when it come for blogger quiz 91 ikenna chukwudi

  9. Ezekwo Chinenye Josephine

    Banana cultivation is really good,because one only need to plant it once but can keep harvesting for a period of 10-15 years.
    Thanks for the information
    (quiz number:106,Group: 6)

  10. This is a really helpful way to motivate people who have no idea of how to earn money through agricultural means.(71)

  11. This is a really helpful way to motivate people who have no idea of how to earn money through agricultural means.(71) group 1

  12. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    Banana farming is lucrative…so once one is done planting one can harvest for a period of 10- 15 years….wow really cool.
    Quiz no: 29

  13. Nice one ,with these and with the help of Nigerian government
    Our youths who are graduate’s and under graduate can engaged themselves with d small job ,which might lead them to be a great person in future ,,,that’s if pride could leave them
    Quiz no (15)

  14. Ibeh Ifunanya Cynthia

    Quiz no 67
    Wow this is really awesome , the internet has really help in so many ways any one can start his/her own farm just reading this. Thanks a lot for the information.

  15. Nwoye Chinaza Faustina

    Wow….I think the steps are easy one. Really wish to plant banana but don’t have land of my own. Good write up Bro and thanks for the knowledge. Quiz no 13

  16. ugochukwu Juliet

    thanks for educating me
    quiz No 19 group 15

  17. chidozie chiazokam jennifer

    Banana is an amazing fruit ,having a banana plantation will bring amount of money to ones pocket,banana is a popular and acceptable friut in nigeria,and there is an high proximity of buying them anywhere in nigeria
    Quiz no15A
    Group no31

  18. Nwoye Chinaza Faustina

    Wow…..think the steps are easy one but don’t have land to plant banana. Good write up Bro and thanks for the knowledge..

  19. Azichoba Oluchi Jacinta

    Good one, thanks for the steps. Will plant mine soon. I love eating banana. Thanks again.

  20. Azichoba Oluchi Jacinta

    Quiz no 14

  21. Nwabuoku Sandra

    Banana farming is the best even though its procedures are not easy.
    quiz no: 61

  22. ejegheme oluebube mary(no 6)2016054044

    this is great atleast i now know the steps in banana farming.thanks a lot dear.

  23. Nwufo vivian chidimma ,group 2 (106)

    banana I know is a wonderful, naturally sweetened fruit that preserves, refreshes and even improve our immune system hereby protecting us against sicknesses. it produces it fruit mostly a year after implantation, and it can be treated with ashes when infected . its very nice for the skin and eye.

  24. Onyia Ogochukwu Mary

    Banana planting is indeed a good farming business one can earn a living through it.
    Onyia Ogochukwu Mary
    Quiz no 125


    Banana plantaintion in is one of the neglected plants and same time the best profitable venture,but is so pathetic that Nigerians don’t want to have anything connected to farming, and banana is a kind of plant that if properly nortured will live to 10-15yrs,and it select it’s environment in whole banana farming has to be encourage and see to it by up coming youths because it can go a long way and beneficial in return not just the youths but the country at large

  26. Umeaku somto

    Banana farming is indeed a profitable Venture
    Nice steps; Very easy to follow

  27. okafor Sylvester

    for anyone planning to joined the banana farming ,he or she should be aware it is not albout theory ,it is albout practical for you to be successful. 2016054004 (quiz no 20)

  28. akwue kingsley chukwuebuka

    banana is said to be the most nelgected farming in nigeria…but intrestingly it pays more if harvested…..nice one keep it up…quiz no 38…group no 5

  29. okwudili Chidimma endurance

    Nice one thanks for sharing your knowledge with,this is why banana is too costly in the market. Quiz no(5)

  30. ibekwe grace .u.

    banana doesn’t grow anywhere it sees that why it need maintenance like weeding of unwanted plant and provide fertilizer or organic waste for good jamination Reg:2016054065…quiz No:(02)group two

  31. Igbokwe chioma Helen

    Banana farming in Nigeria is actually one of the best farming techniques and institutes in Nigeria
    Igbokwe chioma Helen
    Group 1
    Quiz no 114

  32. Obi Ogechi Emmanuella

    Banana farming is awesome if i engage in farming that will be it.
    quiz no: 28

  33. Chimeucheya angela ogochukwu

    Banana farming is a very profitable venture. it can save the nation.
    quiz no: 90

  34. Vanessa Edozie (no 69) 2016054125

    I think we should do more of banana farming here in Nigeria because banana is one of the most nutritious fruits. No69

  35. Maduka Ebere Constance

    Banana farming is the bomb…. famers who engage in banana farming will be sucessful necause it is profitable.
    QUIZ NO: 27

  36. mbadugha Adaeze Vivian

    I only know how to lick banana,but with this steps now I can easily plant one,what an educating post.quiz no (6)group 7

  37. Obika Juliet Ogechi

    Banana Farming procedures are tough but if properly done it is very profitable.
    quiz no: 153

  38. okere favour udochi

    Banana farming is really lucrative

  39. okere favour udochi

    Banana farming is really good wow…

  40. Sandra

    That’s Nice

  41. omoBabaAdakejaa

    Good stuff, big thanks for throwing more light.
    I have tried this(Plantain) in my house and get yield in 5-7 months from just two suckers.
    I have also shared the plantain and the suckers with friends and family. its amazing. it is worth trying- no regrets.

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