Plantains can be sold in the open markets around Nigeria; it can also be sold in the organized markets like supermarkets and hotels.
Plantains can also be sold in small neighborhood markets and to retail sellers that sell the plantains on their wheelbarrows. Plantains can also be sold to hawkers. There are a lot of people who hawk plantains in Nigeria.
Plantains can also be sold to people who sell them in garages and motor parks.
Where you can sell your plantains in Nigeria
You can sell your plantains in Nigeria in the following places:
Plantains can be sold in the open markets in Nigeria. These are the local markets in villages, towns and cities in Nigeria.
You can sell your plantain in the following open markets:
Markets where plantain can be sold in Nigeria
Mile 12 Market, Lagos
Mushin Market, Lagos
Iyana Iba Market, Lagos
Iyana Ipaja Market, Lagos
Bodija Market, Ibadan
Oyemekun Market, Akure
Oja Oba Market, Abeokuta
Oja Oba Market, Osogbo
Oja Oba Market, Ado Ekiti
Farin Gada Market, Jos
Mushin market, Lagos is the biggest plantain market in Lagos. Trucks come from everywhere in the country to offload plantains in this market.
There are other big plantain markets in locations where cocoa is planted. These locations include Ondo city, J4, Benin and Ile-Oluji etc.
Plantains can also be sold in the organized markets. These markets include supermarkets, spas and hotels.
Some of the organized markets that you can sell your plantain include:
- Nicon Hotel
- Beauty Stores
- Ebeano Supermarket etc.
Factors that can affect where you can sell your plantain in Nigeria
The following factors can affect where you can sell your plantain in Nigeria:
Location of your farm
If your farm is located far away from a big market, It may be better and cost effective for you to sell your plantain in the markets near you.
For instance, if your plantain farm is located in Ondo, it may be better for you to sell the plantains in Ondo. However, selling plantains in the northern part of Nigeria is lucrative.
Prevailing price of plantain in your location
If the prevailing price of plantain in your location is too low, it may be better for you to sell in markets farther away from you.
Northern Nigerian markets command the highest prices for plantain in Nigeria; you may need to sell your plantains in markets in big cities if you want to make more profit.
Cost of transportation
The cost of transporting your plantains can determine the place to sell it. If your plantain farm is far away, you may incur a high cost of transporting your produce. In this case, it is better you sell in markets closer to you.
You can read more on plantain farming in Nigeria here.