2. POPULATION GROWTH MEANS CONSUMPTION GROWTH
So if maize meal, as a near-daily staple food, is in high demand today, where will things be tomorrow?
Most people love a quick buck, but the truly successful business owners develop an eye for where things might be years, even decades down the line. So for milled maize, the future looks great.
Population growth looks to continue at a rapid pace worldwide, and the majority of it is projected to take place in Africa: 1.3 billion additional people by 2050.
That means rising demands for staple foods should remain a constant for many years to come. For those looking to invest in spaces that could continue producing profitable, positive growth results on a generational scale, milling maize is a prime opportunity.
When populations grow at a rapid pace, food production quickly becomes even more central to the local economy. Having an established, dependable maize milling business is a surefire path to sustained growth for the foreseeable future.
3. MAIZE MEAL FOR PEOPLE, BY-PRODUCT FOR LIVESTOCK
Roff's Posho Mill is designed to remove the coarse bran from the maize meal leaving better tasting maize meal. So you create two distinct, useful products during the milling process: 85% maize meal for human consumption, and 15% bran suitable for animal feed.
Mill operators can leverage this opportunity in many ways. You can either sell the bran as animal feed to farmers or, if you already have animals, the costs of buying feed can be drastically reduced or even eliminated by this continuous supply of top quality animal feed.
The versatility of maize milling by-product means there is constant demand from feed manufacturers who use it as part of their top of the line offerings.
Regardless of which of the above you choose, it's generally a good idea to develop relationships with food providers for both markets.