Most aspiring farmers understand farming, but have less expertise in the business side of what they hope to one day run. Many have not gone through a formal business planning process that can help them to identify the strength and weakness of their business plan and improve their ability to gain credit or investors.
SSAF will support aspiring farm entrepreneurs with peer learning and business mentors to help develop and succeed in their farm business.
SSAF works on realistic and timeline projects for our client’s competitiveness and profitability. We develop, implement and monitor agribusiness plans.
Quality is built on consistency in the delivery of the right measurement of production; meeting dearly on the demands required by consumers. SSAF represents Quality. There is proof in the desires of wants met through the standard of good delivered, through time, date and structure.
To continue on the path of perfection we maintain routine firm checks on the updates of popular and even invisible demands which seat us permanently on quality-makers; since our belief rests on the fact that the craftsmanship in the art of trade is built around the quest and request of satisfied needs.
Branded with the right group of experts on board, with productive years of experience in the field, we carry out intensive survey both primary and secondary to provide and develop Agro Business plans which promote profitability and productivity for our clients.
With an Agricultural placed value, we strategically carry out sensitive enquiries about most urgent needs covering all demographic and geographical terrain on crops, livestock and time to invest.
Concerned with the demands of the masses and the interest of their desire, thorough investigations are carried out following wants to put out the right taste of needs in the market for our clients. Carefully, the list of expected needs are built and specifically traded to ensure trustworthy outcome and insurance for both our customers, investors and products.
Through thorough survey engaged in we carefully buttress the heat part of our clients wants, focus deliberately on the yield and proffer best solutions and decisions for our clients.
The plus on delivery is attached to the satisfaction of customers on the availability of goods demanded for.
Agriculture has taken a major turn in the economy of the country. At large, the world lives on the mercy of Agricultural yields as every surviving being relies on the green world for pasture and continuous survival. Even oxygen breeds from trees.
The progress of every country lies greatly on the relevant growth of her populace through the provision and promotion of jobs, availability of food and income to meet set needs and demands.
Utmost, job creation has been the best business with Agriculture, making available lucrative offers through shares and transfers on the God given natured gift. SSAF promotes the creation of jobs for both the youth and enlarge the purse of income flow for Agricultural entrepreneurs through the well facilitated flow of information on business plans and service delivery.
Basically, with the main aim of every production body, being to satisfactorily deliver in the very right proportions the meets, needs and wants of the populace, our service stands as a secured bridge which links the desires of every consumer with the most adequate supply of goods.
“Excellent customer service is the number one job in any company! It is the personality of the company and the reason customers come back. Without customers there is no company!” -Connie Elder
At SSAF, we offer accurate and time conscious services with the prompt delivery of income for our clients Investments. With our topnotch availability of quality farm produce and livestock, we meet up expectantly and brilliantly with the Returns of investment and principal of our investors.
Through logistics services we create opportunities for farmers thereby, connecting them to agro-allied industries where they can generate revenue to grow their farm businesses and we also deliver at affordable rates, farm equipment’s for mechanized farming either through hire, leasing or outright purchase.
We run through a 24hours open chat line on www.ssaf.group for our clients who have pressing needs and desire to communicate on transportation of goods, purchase food items from our Agro mart and delivery or investment of funds with the company.
The transpose of knowledge is a contribution tool which serves as platforms to render appreciation to the growth of any country and this is placed on the availability of well standard structures and applauds able resources.
Training being the continuous process of acquiring skills and knowledge over a particular field to gain more expertise and standard is a developmental process which pushes the growth and interest of both humans and the economy at large and SSAF works basically to improve standard and growth (increase in influence, wealth and progression).
At SSAF, we offer quality and detailed training for both farmers and aspiring farmers in Agriculture. With the business yielding and spearheading as top priority in the country, we concern ourselves with addressing proper management and skills by elaborating extensively on the proper wits and right norms which surmounts the revived process of Agriculture and indict in farm entrepreneurs the leveraging tools in acquiring substantial yields through satisfactory customer repose.
To elevate the growth and standard both our beginning and aspiring farmers, we engage the services of our experienced farmers to provide both practical and theoretical training. We offer extensive on-the-farm training for both crops and livestock and also conduct seminars and workshops quarterly to update farmers on new technologies and specifications on farm equipment and machinery.
We carry out extensively internal training for staff and members, updating them practically to meet up with even the thought of consumers. At the dawn, we’re already at evening, preparing and gearing up activities that will satisfy farmers, consumers and investors of our firm. At SSAF, we train to serve and we serve to spread.
Regardless of the type of business you are considering, starting a business is a major undertaking. Choosing the right business entity for any new venture is essential to your business future. Thus evaluating your business vision and your ownership and management structure to find the right model for you. Companies generally face unique challenges in the business world in respect of capital raising, product development, and marketing, the legal requirements that come with running a business and becoming an employer.
However, a failure to address these issues could result in significant liability for the company and its directors or proprietors, halting the business in its tracks before it gets out of the starting gate or reaches its full potentials. We have come to identify some of the key considerations for startups and growing businesses and aim to help business owners in Nigeria navigate the legal complexities of the business world and places Nigerian businesses to compete globally world. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
At SSAF, we run a Legal Farm clinic resources centre to assist farm startups and older farm businesses with the array of legal issues facing their business ventures. We have extensive knowledge about sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and various types of corporations. We have vast experience drafting and reviewing contracts with suppliers, customers, employees, and many others.
Our resolve at SSAF is that you are protected before problems arise. We will assist to improve your efficiency by working with you to implement a contract management system to streamline the contracting process. Contract management systems can free your business leaders to spend less time administrating and more time leading your company toward your goals.
SSAF can help you manage risk with your most valuable assets, your employees. We can advise you about gathering the information you need and choose the right employee without violating the law, provide advice on non-competition agreements, trade secret agreements and workers’ compensation issues and counsel you on handling employee terminations and lay-offs legally and fairly. We have extensive experience performing risk assessments, developing corporate policies, processes, training and monitoring company and employee behaviour.
As agricultural consultants and advisers, we are a crop of innovative local and international business and technical specialists and our work varies and covers advising and training. Issues arising in Aquaculture such as Livestock and Poultry including beef, dairy, swine, poultry, Crop production including nurseries, greenhouses, forestry, Provision of Drinking Water, Farm Facilities, Fuel and Equipment, Buildings/Construction/Renovation, Chemical Handling, Air Emissions/Releases, Wastes.
Our Legal farm clinic package covers:
Legal check-up program is designed to preemptively avoid legal liabilities your business may be exposed to. We conduct an in-depth analysis of your business operations to ensure that your business and are in compliance with the ever-changing regulations so that you are well protected from lawsuits, and fines.
- Correspondences with clients to identify and evaluate their business or technical requirements.
- Measuring performance and analysing data such as crop yield.
- Attending meetings, organising seminars, classes, farm demonstrations and group sessions.
- Writing advisory leaflets, technical notes, press releases and articles.
- Completing planning applications.
- Handling the business, compliance and paperwork issues surrounding modern farming.
- Undertaking administrative duties, managing budgets and accounts, updating information, and preparing reports.
- Keeping up to date with relevant developments
- Rendering highly skilled legal services and consultations to clients who conduct agro-business and manufacture of agricultural production.
- Business Legal Resources. access to legal information and in some instances, representation, for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
- Referral to a lawyer for the provision of initial oral advice during the consultation.
- In-house counsel services.
Our major direction for our agricultural consulting and training include areas specific to agriculture and we consult and train farmers, landowners and conservation organisations on business and technical solutions and liaise with the relevant government departments and other state funded schemes. We are professional problem-solvers and advisers employed for the agricultural community
SSAF specializes in providing agricultural related consultancy services in the following specific areas:
Rent of the Agricultural Grounds
Contractual Maintenance of Agro Service
Manufacture and Pricing
Accompany Investment Projects in Agriculture And Agro Sector
Development And Preparation of Investment Agreements
Creation of Joint Ventures
Realization of Investments And Their Further Reinvestment
Ownership and occupation of Land and Rural Businesses
Paramount, utmost satisfaction and comfortable service delivery is in most essence our watchword.
We stand in the gap between our clients dream and reality. We collect special requests on Agricultural products or service from our clients and we make available the product/service needed by contacting our farmers and producers in such product and services.
Beating the challenges of geographical struggles, we cover services such as moving an agricultural product from the farm to our consumers. We plan, organize, direct and handle all of agricultural produce in such a way as to satisfy you. With the diverse culture and mass geographical coverage of the country, we are cut across with farmers through the three (3) Geographical parts (zones) of the country i.e the East, South and West and even the Middle belt. Farm produce popularly produced in states of any part of the geographical zones can be conveyed down to the location of our demanding customers.
Our medium covers squarely the agreed details of required produce by our customers and our contact of farmers. SSAF carries out the logistic mandate in providing farm crops for either sales or consumption.
We strive to make our clients happy
So, let's be happy together
Mr Dean Sime’s Greenhouse Farm:- He owned a greenhouse in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was a good friend of the product’s inventor, Dr. John Willard. At the urging of Dr. Willard, Mr. Sime began adding PlantCatalyst®️ to the reservoirs in his greenhouse and over several years began to refine how best to use the PlantCatalyst®️ to enhance germination, growth, and yield. Mr. Sime’s testing has been replicated by customers and researchers thousands of times in the decades following his first trialPyxus International Inc. Malawi field trials
During the 2018/2019 and the 2019/2020 seasons, Pyxus International Inc., a global value-added agriculture company, conducted a series of field trials on their tobacco and maize farms in Malawi to explore how using PlantCatalyst®️ can help them increase yield and profits. They created a detailed Powerpoint presentation that outlines protocols, results and benefits of using PlantCatalyst®️ and also a final report that outlines their findings.
You can see them here
Land O’Lakes Venture 37 Mozambique small farmer field trials 2018/2019 season
During the 2018/2019 season, Land O’Lakes Venture 37, Land O’Lakes’ non-profit dedicated to increasing farmer production and profits in the developing world, conducted field trials in the Barue district of Mozambique by engaging smallholder farmers planting common bean, sesame and maize to determine how using PlantCatalyst®️ could fit into their current portfolio. The project clearly demonstrated PlantCatalyst’s ease of use and adaptability and tests indicated adding PlantCatalyst®️ nearly doubled yield on all crops.
Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI)
The Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) is a division of the Zambia Ministry of Agriculture and one of the most respected research institutions in Africa. During the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 growing seasons ZARI scientists conducted a number of field trials using PlantCatalyst®️ on maize, cotton, soybeans, tobacco and groundnuts. The goal of the trials was to test the efficacy of PlantCatalyst, explore fertilizer reduction levels vs yield, and determine how using PlantCatalyst®️ can affect a farmer’s revenue. ZARI scientists used several different fertilizer reduction plots and explored effects of PlantCatalyst®️ when added to full rate fertilizer, 2/3 rate fertilizer, 1/2 rate fertilizer and no fertilizer at all. They measured variables such as crop germination, growth rate, leaf count, fruit/pod development, yield and profit margins. They found that PlantCatalyst®️ performed best when fertilizer is reduced by 50% and this combination was cheaper than full rate fertilizer, even when labor was included. Using PlantCatalyst®️, as compared to the “typical” fertilizer regimen, also led to greater yields and, most importantly, substantial increases in profit per hectare. A quick Powerpoint synopsis of ZARI’s findings can be found here. You can read the full 2016/2017 report here and the full 2017/2018 report here.
American Journal of Plant Nutrition and Fertilization Technology
In a three year study conducted in greenhouse and laboratory settings, Dr. R. Neil Reese sought to examine the effect PlantCatalyst®️ can have on reducing nutrients without sacrificing yield. Dr. Reese examined the effects of PlantCatalyst®️ in a greenhouse setting over three successive grow cycles and also conducted controlled germination trials in laboratory grow boxes. Dr. Reese found that adding PlantCatalyst®️ to the nutrient regimen enhances plant strength out of germination, speeds up growth, and significantly increases yield. He studied lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers and jalapeño peppers and adding PlantCatalyst®️ increased yield on lettuce by 13%, tomatoes by 24%, bell peppers by 46% and jalapeños by 52%. Dr. Reeses’ findings were published in the July 2016 issue of the peer reviewed scientific journal American Journal of Plant Nutrition and Fertilization Technology. You can read the full publication here.
Mozambique field trials
A central part of our PlantCatalyst®️ expansion plans involves working with international development agencies to help small holder farmers increase profits and yield. Mozambique is one of the poorest nations in the world and we’ve partnered with a number of international agencies to test the viability of using PlantCatalyst®️ in Mozambique.
The trials below were conducted by partners ETG Worldwide, administering a grant from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, and international development non-profit Food for the Hungry. In both trials, farmers used handheld sprayers to apply the PlantCatalyst®️ to their crops on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. All of the plots using PlantCatalyst®️ substantially outperformed the control plots with PC treated crops showing better germination rates, faster growth, more leaves/pods/fruits per plant, and far greater yields than the control crops.
You can read the full report from ETG Worldwide here and the full report from Food for the Hungry here.
iDE Zambia small farmer field trials, 2016/2017 growing season
During the 2016/2017 the international development non-profit iDE, conducted a series of research projects in Zambia to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of using PlantCatalyst®️ to help Zambian farmers increase profit per hectare. iDE tested a number of plots in the Southern, Central and Lusaka provinces in Zambia on the two most prominent crops in those regions, soya beans and cowpeas. The farmers used handheld sprayers to apply the PlantCatalyst®️ to their crops on a weekly basis and the treated fields received no more than 50% of the typical fertilizer regimen vs full fertilizer for the control crops. All of the plots using PlantCatalyst®️ substantially outperformed those using full rate fertilizer with PC treated crops showing better germination rates, faster growth, more leaves/pods/fruits per plant, and far greater yields than the control crops. All of this despite the fact that the PC treated crops had only HALF of the fertilizer! In conclusion they found that PlantCatalyst®️ is cheaper than fertilizer which reduces up front costs for farmers and leads to greater yields on the back end which means farmers using PlantCatalyst®️ could expect to see an increase in profit per hectare simply by using PlantCatalyst.
You can see their reports here:
iDE Feb 2017 report on Soya Beans & Cowpeas Research Trials in Choma & Luanshya
iDE April 2017 Trial Report (Cowpeas & Soya Beans) (1)
iDE May 2017 Report on Soya Beans Trials for Both Choma and Luanshya – Updated
Final Report for 2017 field trials
Dr. Al Knauf, Former Adjunct Professor, Texas Woman’s University
Some of the most comprehensive studies on the PlantCatalyst®️ were performed by Dr. Al Knauf, A Biology Professor at Texas Women’s University. Dr. Knauf conducted both laboratory and field trials over a period of several years and his research was instrumental in determining how best to dilute and use PlantCatalyst. Dr. Knauf found that PlantCatalyst®️ plays a role in enhancing germination, increasing growth, and maximizing yield.
University of Wisconsin Department of Soil Science, Madison, WI
Dr. Keith Kelling conducted field trials over several years during the mid-1990’s involving a number of crops including corn, potatoes and others. Dr. Kelling’s research is the earliest known exploration of the PlantCatalyst’s effect on increasing nutrient absorption and its corresponding impact on increased yield. While later research shows that Dr. Kelling was using too much fertilizer and undiluted PlantCatalyst, he was still able to demonstrate the efficacy of the PlantCatalyst®️ product and provided a strong foundation for further research and exploration.
Strikland Regis Greenhouse, Apopka, FL
This 1994 research took place in greenhouses and was fully filmed. Throughout the study, the plants treated with PlantCatalyst®️ showed increases in yield and root growth compared to a control group, even when using just half of the regular fertilizer amount.
Vandusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, British Columbia
African Daisies were split into two groups, one of which was given 20-20-20 fertilizer, and one given 80% of the same fertilizer with an ounce of PlantCatalyst®️. The treated plants had bigger, earlier booms than the control group.
Pacific Northwest Garden Supply, Maple Ridge, British Columbia: Sweet Cayenne Pepper Test
This 8-week test involved 22 sweet cayenne pepper seedlings divided into one test group of 12 seedlings treated with PlantCatalyst®️ (PC) and one control group of 10 seedlings that received no PC. The test and control seedlings were fed from separate 75 litre (20 gallon) reservoirs and both groups were placed in rockwool for the duration of the test. All seedlings were approximately 4” high when placed in the rockwool. Once per week, 15 mL (1/2 oz) of PlantCatalyst®️ was added to the mix of water and nutrients in the reservoir for the test plants.
Results: Each treated pepper plant produced an average of approximately 8 ounces of peppers. Each untreated pepper plant produced an average of approximately 1.75 ounces of peppers. The average height of the plants in the test (treated) group was 38 inches. The average height in the control (untreated) group was 29 inches. The treated peppers had a spicy flavor. The untreated peppers tasted like green peas.
The Impact of PlantCatalyst®️ on ‘Northern Lights’ Cannabis
This 9-week test (3 weeks of vegetative growth & 6 weeks of flowering) involved 64 ‘Northern Lights’ cannabis plants evenly divided into one test group treated with PlantCatalyst®️ and one control group that was not given any PlantCatalyst®️. All 32 treated plants in the test group were fed PlantCatalyst®️ through the roots from a 40 litre (10 gallon) reservoir. 60 mL (2 oz) of PlantCatalyst®️ was added to the reservoir twice per week on the first day of the six day food cycle and at the mid point of the cycle.
Each of the 32 plants in the test group was also given a weekly foliar spray, comprised of 1 litre (1 quart) of tap water mixed with 15 mL (1/2 oz) PlantCatalyst®️ during vegetative growth. This same mixture was applied to the flowers once per week as a fine misting to support bud formation. None of the plants in the control group were given any foliar spray during this test.
Results: The largest buds on the treated plants were approximately 9 inches high and approximately 3 inches wide. The largest buds on the untreated plants were approximately 6 inches high and approximately 1.25 inches wide.
Food for Hungry Mozambique
Food for the Hungry MozambiqueInternational non-profit Food for the Hungry conducted a series of PlantCatalyst®️ field trials in central Mozambique during the 2018 growing season. The stated goal of the trials was to Determine the yield effect with reduced fertilizer application of PlantCatalyst®️ for vegetables (Tomato, Onion, Cabbage, Lettuce) and cereal (Maize) and legumes (common bean and cowpea) in Mozambique. As can be seen in the report they prepared the plants treated with PlantCatalyst®️ showed significant differences vs the control on all fronts including better germination, faster growth, better overall plant health and significant increases in yield. Read the full report here.
The Clinton Development Initiative Malawi
The Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) conducted extensive field trials in Malawi during the 2019/2020 growing season. After conducting the trials they concluded that PlantCatalyst®️ does demonstrate that farmers can reduce amount of recommended fertilizer by applying the product and that the economic impact can be enhanced further by applying the product. You can ready their full report here.
Three N Agriculture Malawi
During 2019/2020 season commercial soybean operation Three N Agriculture in Malawi conducted field trials on PlantCatalyst in Malawi. They found that applying PlantCatalyst to their soybeans made the plants much greener and healthier, they developed a fuller canopy and, of course, they experienced a significant increase in yield. You can read the report they prepared here.