About 25 million tons of garlic was produced globally as at 2012 out of which Nigeria produced only ?xxxxxx tons. A total of ?xxxx tons of garlic were imported into Nigeria between 2011 and 2013 while export stood at xxxx tons. Asia over the years has remained the leading continent in garlic production and processing. Major importers of garlic powder and oil are in the North America (particularly USA), Europe, and South America. Studies and industrialization have facilitated the processing of garlic into oil and powder. Processed garlic help to preserve the shelf life of garlic and also makes it easy to be used as spice. Nigeria?s demand for garlic oil and powder is quite low chiefly resulting from the pungent aroma of garlic as a result of its high allicin content so the market for garlic will be mainly for export. However, a number of Nigerian restaurants and hotels use Garlic in their Chinese and Indian cusine while some households consume garlic because of its numerous health benefits such as lowering blood pressure.
A feasibility study is a structured way to efficiently organize the information that is needed for confident decision-making regarding the profitability and technical/financial/social/environmental viability of a specific proposal. This report analyses the market, technical, financial and ecological feasibility of setting up a Garlic powder and oil processing plant in Nigeria.