INVEST WELL IN YOUR FUTURE
You cannot change yesterday but you can do something today that can change your tomorrow. Your birth circumstances does not matter, you can make a new decision and reposition yourself today for the better.
INVEST in your future:
*** refuse to live your life on the side walk ** believe in your future, you aren't born to be poor ** take responsibilty for your future, refuse to give up **believe in yourself **God never made a failure ** you are not a divine accident ** there is a place for you in the world ** make everyday count, choose to be a success ** excel in whatever you do.
SUCCESS AWAITS THE MAN THAT SAYS YES TO SUCCESS, WAKES UP AND REACHES OUT FOR IT'* Time is important.
There is a place for you at the top. Train your mind to deliver the right thoughts and ideas.
There is no poverty for the man who has made an investment in his mind and is willing to ACT.
#impact#influence#people#value#valueaddition#personality#investing#investment#talkdoesntcookrice#ideas#gotheextramile#greaterlife ***Adapted from a #whatsapp post
Idea 8 of 52 Mango - Value Addition + Storage
From February through to April seems to be the period the Mango trees produce their juicy succulent naturally sweet fruit. The Mango trees are also abundantly present in various states in Nigeria.
The Mango fruit is high in nutrients, rich in taste and flavor and is a favorite fruit for some people, but there are some challenges to face in its growth-harvest-market cycle. They include; attack of microorganisms, short shelf life, poor handling during transportation and storage.
There are villages or locations with loads of Mango trees. If one can identify these locations, and charters a truck to transport the mango fruits from where they are in abundance to the market where other retailers could buy, then one would make a cut for logistics (middle man) services provided.
Due to the short shelf life, ripe mangoes that don’t make it to the end consumers on time would go bad and be wasted. One can set up a Business around buying the unripe mangoes, keeping it, and storing it in a way that would increase its shelf life, so that in 4-6 months time when the most of the Mangoes are out of the Market, the stored Mango fruits could be released and sold at premium price.
Tips for storage
To freeze: (1) Wash, peel and slice mangoes; (2) Place mango slices in a single layer on cookie tray in freezer; (3) Once slices are frozen, transfer to airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags and return to freezer.
Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
Storage in Refrigerator will increase the shelf life by 5-7 days when ripe while freezers can preserve the mango fruits for 10-12 months
3). Mango Smoothie
Instead of leaving Mango fruit to ripen and get bad, one could add value by making a smoothie drink, packaging it and selling it.
Here is a recipe for Mango Smoothie by -Sarah Copeland
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Love this!❤️ To move forward, Africa must once again learn to value the land she has been abundantly blessed with.
Only 40% of our rich land has been cultivated, and even the land that is utilised is rarely ever done so to its maximum potential.
We must begin to celebrate farmers just as we celebrate our lawyers, doctors, engineers, politicians and celebrities. Farmers are the heros toiling and grafting to provide us with the food we often waste and take for granted in the West and other prosperous nations.
One of DG's key missions as a company is to invest in the African agricultural sector and process our raw materials into finished products for export. We have started with the cocoa sector (see @dapaahchocolates ) but as we continue to grow and diversify as a business, we definitely plan to venture into other agricultural sectors such as coffee, sugar, and rice. The potential really is endless! We look forward to celebrating more entrepreneurs venturing into agribusiness, and contributing to Africa's agricultural revolution and ultimate self dependency. 🌍👌🏾 #nakkujustine#agribusiness#africa
Spread love thats the DG way! Massive shout out to @mooshieslondon & to all our new followers for your love & support. Thank you for joining us on our journey to transform organic African Cocoa beans into luxury vegan chocolates!
Stay tuned for more giveaways, and free samples, as we select a few lucky followers to become taste makers for us! ❤️🍫😋
From Madagascar with love 😍 -true vegan bean to bar!
We've had an extremely busy week of balancing our day jobs with our ambition to transform Africa's cocoa beans into luxury vegan chocolates. We are still learning the ropes, and are a long way away from our official launch, however things are definitely looking up, and we are really enjoying the journey (even the tempering woes 😅!) We will be posting some giveaway Valentine's Day samples on Monday morning to our wonderful supporters -stay tuned! #spreadthelove#dg
Thanks for sharing Aurum Eve; it's never too late for, even us, to right our wrongs. ✊🏾#Repost@aurumeve ・・・
Link in bio: Recent article bringing to light points we’re all too familiar with… Thank you to media outlets like Independent that keep this conversation going, organizations like MIPI and collaborative partnerships which champion sustainability, intellectual property and CSR. "Just as Burberry has the right to copyright and trademark its signature check, so too the Maasai should be able to protect its traditional designs.
As a result the Maasai Intellectual Property Initiative (MIPI) has been created to challenge companies referring to or copying the signature Maasai style without a licensing agreement.
The key issue here is that the Maasai people aren’t compensated for anything sold under these luxury brands' names despite having helped them sell billions of dollars worth of goods worldwide.
In fact, they’ve gone as far as to quantify exactly how much the Maasai are owed. It’s calculated that around 80 companies are presently infringing and as a result, the Maasai people should be collecting $10m in licensing fees every year." #ethicalfashion#value#valueaddition#mutualbenefit#fashion#fashionista#fashionaddict#fashionblogger#icaf
Did YOU know? While we know the prickly Pear is an invasive species in Laikipia region, Kenya, and that permanent eradication might just be the solution, we've found that the utilization of it to its fullest potential is a step to reduce the seed spread. The approach is this,1 cactus fruit has 117 seeds, 1 crate of cactus fruit has 968 fruits so preventing these alone from going back to the soil should make sense to anyone who is really concerned with the cactus menace in Laikipia region mostly 🍒🍒
The value addition is creating livelihoods and small steps to work toward practical ways to control the plant spread. If we could crash the pad entirely for animal feed, we can win the prickly Pear war Laikipia is facing! 🌱🍒
What are your thoughts?
Raw cocoa beans from Madagascar, South East Africa! The fruity notes of the beans hit us the second we opened the sack. It's incredible how varied the smell and taste of cocoa beans from different parts of the world are. The terroir of the beans plays such an instrumental role in the flavours of the finished chocolate!
Anyways, looking forward to roasting these gems, and flooding your feed with more chocolate heart drops this month. 😉❤️ #spreadthelove