Pod Agro-Sciences is a global cocoa production company operating on 100 acre farm area with projection of growing and cultivating on 2,500 acre of sustainable cocoa across cocoa growing regions in Nigeria by 2025.
Pod Agro-sciences cotton export operations started in 2016 collecting from small scale farmers across North Nigeria through our market system program. Today, we have a nationwide supply network of over 500 farmers.
With small-scale feed milling and mixing equipment from farm size to commercials produces, we are set to achieve birds diet that are formulated to produce high quality healthy meat, strong eggs providing good tasty yolk.
We have been able to meet demand with a marketing system that collects cocoa bean from farmers and co-operatives in our warehouse, checked for physical quality against standards. With a long-standing relationship with village farmers we ensure requirements are met for improved export origin reputation. We strongly adhere to certain agricultural practices, in addition to meeting social and environmental criteria.Our line of operations are consistent with sustainable Agriculture Network, which concern environmental, social, labour and agronomic management.
Our commercial nursery establishment and management for production and distribution of cocoa planting material produces healthy uniform plants that can establish new fields quickly or support to rehabilitate existing fields that meets the total quality criteria of the cocoa industry. The use of high yielding and early maturing hybrid varieties produced through cross pollination and vegetative propagation techniques ( buddling ,top and side grafting) and tissue culture to generate planting materials from selected high yielding trees.
Our dedication to lead in quality cocoa production created a new investment in cocoa processing which will be set for operations by the year 2021, with production of ten thousands metric tonnes yearly. With tailor-made efficient cocoa processing solutions we would supply high quality premium cocoa liquor, cocoa cake, cocoa powder and cocoa butter. Our main objective is to produce and export cocoa that meets the total quality criteria of the cocoa industry
Since the beginning of this program we have sourced 12,000 metric tonnes for export and we are committed to responsible growth. We ensure profitable growth is achieved in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable conducts. We are gradually enhancing growers confidence through economic benefits, which have been a moral booster to improve production input, lint quality and contamination-controlled cotton produce. With our aim of being one of Nigeria’s largest cotton companies and a universal supplier of cotton, our projection to well-diversified cotton production and processing we are acquiring 5,000 hectares in Kastina State, the seat of cotton growing area of Nigeria which will be set for operations by the year 2020. Followed by acquisition of a state of art cotton ginning facility with wide range of Double Roller Ginning Machine to furnish the diverse requirements of extensive productivity in the cotton market that guarantees timely delivery.
With small-scale feed milling and mixing equipment from farm size to commercials produces, we are set to achieve birds diet that are formulated to produce high quality healthy meat, strong eggs providing good tasty yolk and white and hard uniform shell.
A projection of building 3 breeder farms with a capacity of producing commercial eggs, meat production and also facili tating veterinary services to ensure quality products.
A facilitations of incubators from different manufacturers with capacity to produce quality and vitality of a day chickens. With projection of digital controlled hatching process and ability to trace chickens and examine eggs that are fertilized for uniform productions and quality selection before placing in hatchers.
A meat production with projection of producing 835,200 chickens per year from Araromi-aperin farm in Ibadan by the year 2022. With all chickens grown in indoor chicken production houses.
Our mission is quality egg production with good shell qualities and balance variables. With our facilitation of layers barn with housing capacity about 300,000 laying hens, manure system solutions and biosecurity rules to reduce the risk of diseases, a productive egg distribution is attainable across Nigeria.
By year 2022, slaughtering lines, scalding machines, plucking machines, compact eviscerating machines will be added to the poultry production value chain with production capacity of 400 bph. A premium quality poultry product will result from this slaughtering facility with compact stunning killing line and methods that adheres to halal.