Start a Sunflower Farm

Is sunflower farming a viable business in your area? Do you have the land to grow it and the market to sell it to? If yes, then you can start this venture that is fairly easy to pursue. Learn from our guide basic tips on sunflower planting, growing and harvesting.

Sunflowers are fairly easy to grow. They are drought resistant, pollinate without much need for insects, and are not highly susceptible to diseases.

Should You Grow Sunflowers?

If you are planning to start a sunflower farm, however, the two most important questions that you should consider are: whether you have the market for your product and the large area with which to grow the crop. Sunflower seeds are valued for their oil and are sold to pressing plants. They are also milled for selling to the birdseed market.

Sunflower Growing Tips

  • Plant a small crop in your chosen site to assess potential yield and susceptibility to local pests or soil diseases.
  • Choose the variety of sunflower you want to grow. Each variety has different uses – some are commonly used for snacking, others for other purposes like, as garnish or food ingredient, others for oil extraction.
  • An ideal soil for sunflower planting is loose enough for water to drain, but compact enough to hold the plant stalks against the wind.
  • Regulate the amount of water you apply to the crop. While water is good for the plant, too much of it will loosen the soil and make the root weak.
  • Look out for weeds that could compete with young plants especially during the first few weeks that the sunflowers were planted. You can employ mechanical and chemical means of cleaning out weeds from the crop.
  • Plant density is important in determining yield. While low density could result to large heads and thus increased seeds per head, it could result to premature drying out. High density crops, on the other hand, would require higher rate of watering, resulting to water lodging. Check recommended sunflower density standards.
  • Planting sunflowers in groups has the benefit of stabilizing their stand, protecting them from wind damage, and preventing moisture loss from soil.
  • Harvest sunflowers timely to avoid having to loss seeds to late season diseases and birds that loves to eat them. Harvest time is when the back of most of the sunflower heads become brown.
  • A typical sunflower farm yield is around 1,500 pounds per acre. Yield is highly influenced by seed selection, plant density, and pest and weed control.
  • As sunflowers are tolerant of weather conditions, you can plant them in more than one season to spread the risk of failure for each cropping. Also, plant them in rotation with other crops to control diseases and weed infestation that often results with monocropping.
  • As with any grain or seed crop, drying off of the seeds is important to control potential damage from moisture and insects. Check for moisture standards applicable to the type of sunflower you are producing.

For additional resources, visit the National Sunflower Association.
 

FAQ

Q. What is the best time to harvest sunflower seeds?
A: The best time to harvest sunflower seeds is the month of september.

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Q. What weather condition is best for sunflower farming?
A: Plant them in a sunny position and temperature should be at least 20 degree celsius.

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204 Comments

  • Satyanarayana said on February 21, 2009
    I am looking for a business kindly send me more information!
  • abel otieno said on March 11, 2009
    I am working in Kenya with widows living HIV and AIDS and supporting orphans to start some income generating activities. We have selected sunflower cooking oil production as a viable venture which will enable this group to be independently. Kindly send more information
  • esther njoki said on August 3, 2009
    i am in kenya and i have 8 acres of land, i would love to start sunflower farming, please send more information
  • Lawrence said on August 18, 2009
    please send me more info on starting a sunflower farm
  • svenx said on August 25, 2009
    hi, i'm a young university graduate who is very interested in non-traditional farming in ghana. i would be very pleased if i could be provided more information on sunflower farming in Ghana. thank you.
  • Bob said on September 3, 2009
    Please send me more information on starting a sunflower farm. Many thanks
  • Idris said on September 10, 2009
    I have 15.5 acres, and would like to try sunflower farming and pressing to produce sunflower oil. I would be most grateful if you could send me more information. Many thanks.
  • richard said on September 20, 2009
    I would appreciate if you could inform me on these facts about sunflower production
    1. What is the maximum yield per ha?
    2. What is the average compound fertilizer required per ha?
    What will be the average Nitrogen fertilizer required per ha?
    3. Whats the average import parity price per ha (world average)
    4. What is the average oil content percentage?
    thanks.
  • raja said on September 24, 2009
    What is the minimum amount of acreage to start a sunflower farm? What initial start up money do I need.
  • cathy said on September 29, 2009
    I'm interested in farming sunflower? Can I grow it in Kibwezi? Give more information e.g
    1. What is the maximum yield per acre?
    2. What fertilizers should I use
    3. How can I control pests and diseases
    4. I'm interested in growing the sunflower where I can extract oil, do you have an idea where I can sell it?
    5. What is the average oil content
    6. What is the cost of sunflower seeds per kilo
    I wait to hear from you. Regards
  • Janet Ogangah said on October 10, 2009
    My family owns some acres of land where we would like to start sunflower farming for oil extraction. I wanted to find out whether it can be grown in green houses.
  • Narender said on November 30, 2009
    Please help in guiding more on Sunflower farming as i own 3 acres of land
  • patricia pedro said on December 2, 2009
    -pleas- help in guiding sunflower farming as I own 10 hectare of land. I am located at the southern part of mozambique with sub- tropical weather, where summer is maximum 35 degrees - 40 degrees Celsius, minimum 20 degrees - 25 degrees. on winter max. 25 degrees - 30 degrees Celsius, min. 10 degrees - 14 degrees Celsius. our soil is sandy soil type. I also use hygro shed net up 40% for tomatoes. would you please help me with all the necessary information on
    - how to plant the seeds
    - the cost of the seed per kilo
    - how many seeds are required per hector
    - in short all the stages on how to grow the sunflower seeds upto taking to the market.
    i'm looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. regards, patricia
  • mark said on February 6, 2010
    i want to start a sunflower farm in ghana. i would be grateful if you could assist me with information on the following:
    1 seeds per acre
    2 yield per acre
    3 price of seed per bag
    4 market size and other producers
    5 any organisation that offers assistance to the youth
  • Patrick said on February 19, 2010
    Accra Ghana. Our company is planting sunflower and pressing the seed oil. Contact 027 463 22 92, Patrick
  • monte said on February 28, 2010
    i am located in indianapolis indiana usa and very interested in turning vacant urban lots and farm land into sunflower farms for bio-fuel. i have the same questions as those above. any info u can provide to help me get a business plan started would be greatly appreciated.
  • steven said on April 1, 2010
    Hi i'm located in mangrove mountain 40min north Sydney Australia. I have been looking at growing sunflowers for the flower markets as a spring to summer crops. Planted small trail patch but horses ate my flowers, how ever i did notice some weeds were looking healthy under flowers. Any info u could send me from your experience from weed control, to planting seeds, what are the best crops to rotate with in winter, or any tricks for best results.
  • jameel khans said on April 16, 2010
    I would like to do 500 hectors of sunflower farming. i'm based in zambia. is it possible to do it at such a large scale? please assist me with info on the kind equipment needed from planting to harvesting
  • Gowri Shankar said on May 10, 2010
    Hi, I am living in Tamil Nadu, India. I like to start the Sunflower Oil extraction business here. I am totally blank about this. I could find some sunflower seed sellers here. But I need to know more about the infrastructure for setting up the oil extraction business, and the market to sell it.
  • Marcie said on May 18, 2010
    Let me know how much money needed to start a sunflower farm in Liverpool, Texas 77577
  • elizabeth said on June 1, 2010
    Hi i live in ngong, kenya and i am interested in information on setting up a sunflower farm, please send me information on suitable varieties, growing, upkeep and harvesting.
  • thapelo said on June 4, 2010
    hi i am living in Botswana. i want to start a sunflower farm. i have a borehole and a 25 hector field. i em totally blank and i'm interested in sunflower farming. please help me on how to start it and the relevant information and the business plan
  • JANG Min Hyeok said on July 6, 2010
    I am staying in Cambodia and thinking about Sunflower plantation. Farm location I think is Kampong speu and Battambang province Cambodia. I would like to have detailed information about sunflower plantation as a business. First step I plan is 300ha farming. Vest Regards,
  • Sharon Loomis said on July 10, 2010
    Newport News, VA..I'm interested in starting a sunflower farm. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated.
  • Mrs. H said on August 8, 2010
    Looking to start a sunflower farm on acreage in Oregon, it is outside of water rights and need crop that uses little water. Thx
  • dina shaffer said on August 13, 2010
    I live on 9 acres in Illinois - Braidwood to be exact - I am very interested in starting a sunflower farm. Could you please forward information: approx. cost, where to buy seeds, special equipment, grant information...anything that a rookie needs to get started. Thanks so much!
  • charles kapere said on August 20, 2010
    i want to know about sunflower farming, what amount/type of fertilizers are used, what is the yield per acre? help me with a business plan for this sunflower project, how much does the extraction machine costs, how much are the seeds costing? what is the oil content as % and finally how many kilos of seed per acre? am waiting and thanks for you assistance please.
  • WALTER PHILLIP AGUTU AWINDA said on August 23, 2010
    Kisumu , Kenya , kindly inform me more on Sunflower Seed types and for what eg Cooking oil , Seed Cake etc I intend to start a small scale sunflower extraction unit in Kisumu
  • Winnie Mafuru said on August 25, 2010
    Dear Interested, I supply high quality Sunflower oil for cooking and garnish purposes. I live in Tanzania and i am looking for market for my oil. Any interested parties can contact me on email winniemafuru@gmail.com
  • geoffrey gatonye said on August 30, 2010
    Kindly inform me where i can buy a simple sunflower extraction unit. I have grown an acre of sunflower with a view to increase the acreage.
  • Shannon DuBeau said on September 15, 2010
    I would like to farm sunflowers in southern Illinois. Please send me information of the average acreage needed, soil prep, machinery/equipment needed, and average start up money needed and payout. Thanks.
  • george omollo said on October 6, 2010
    I have a piece of land in the south-coast of kenya. I would like to venture in sunflower farming in that area. Please would you provide me with the suitable information on the best seed and good farming environment.
  • austine said on October 6, 2010
    am a businessman in kenya nairobi and am interested in starting up a sunflower farm to cater for the shortage of its seeds in the country. which companies or firms sell the seedlings for farming and do they offer any advice on how to do it
  • James Odenyo said on October 11, 2010
    i have a piece of land in Maseno, Western Kenya and would like to start a sunflower farm. Kindly send me the information. this project is an initiative from my foundation- JOF which i would like to assist the local communities to diversify their farming activities and stop relying on traditional crops that no longer make sense in this part of the countryside. thanks for your assistance
  • Angelie Irizarry said on October 13, 2010
    Hi, I'm from Puerto Rico and am interested in starting up an small sunflower farm for sell the flowers to local flowers shops please send me all the information and proceedings I need to start. Thks
  • duke said on October 14, 2010
    Hi, I'm from canada and am interested in starting up a sunflower farm for oil. Please would you provide me with information. thanks
  • NAVEEN said on October 22, 2010
    hi, i am from bangalore. i want to start a sunflower farming in a small field. i want to know where do i get seeds of sunflower in bangalore city.
  • Lovemore said on October 26, 2010
    I am in Zimbabwe and I buy sunflower from countries around zimbabwe. Get in touch with me if you have got any stocks.
  • Boniface Winjira said on October 26, 2010
    I wish to support poverty stricken families in Western Kenya with small scale farms start cash crop farming. I am considering sunflower farming and oil extraction. What would the average cost of planting on a quarter an acre of land and is it viable. What are the likely returns for such a farmer. What would one need to start oil extraction to ensure market for the families? Thanks
  • Kara said on October 26, 2010
    Hi I'm from Florida. I want to start sunflower farming. Please send me more info. Thanks!
  • Triza said on November 16, 2010
    hi, am from Kenya and i live in Ngong i have a one acre piece of land want to start a sunflower farming which type of seed are used for oil extraction, which firm offers advice and assistance and lastly where can i buy the sunflower seeds
  • Caroline A Kusimba said on November 17, 2010
    Hi I am from Kenya - Nairobi I have an acre piece of land which is idle for the last one year and would like to do some sunflower farming. Please send me more details into see if this is a viable project as currently everyone in this area has focused on Green Houses
  • Ruth Mwanika said on November 25, 2010
    The best thing is to give it a trial and see how best it can do.
  • Ed said on December 5, 2010
    Hi, can sunflower do well in greenhouses?
  • Mav said on December 5, 2010
    We are a 112 acre farm in the North Thompson area of BC, Canada. 3 of these acres are in sunflower production (we just finished harvesting for the 3rd yr). We do have a good market for selling seed for the bird seed industry and sell out every year. Our major problem is weeds! We are going to start to use herbicides this next growing season. Any suggestions as to which one to use? In answer to Ed & Caroline, greenhouses are not the best for sunflowers they prefer the outdoors. By planting the seed directly in the soil they become very sturdy plants with nice color.
  • adelaide said on December 14, 2010
    hi, I have a leased farm in Endarasha in Mweiga,can i plant sunflower? If yes kindly give the information on in it like where to get seeds, chemicals if any and market
  • Gladys said on December 16, 2010
    Hi I am in Nairobi, I would like to buy sunflower from someone already farming, I need to know the price per bag and also know if I can get a constant supply.
  • Faith said on December 17, 2010
    Nairobi, Kenya - Are there any people farming sunflower seriously in Kenya and is there any training available?
  • james ochieng magak said on December 18, 2010
    please can you send more information about sunflower what to plant in my farm in kisumu
  • Patrick Banda said on January 15, 2011
    we are already in the Cooking oil processing just send me more information on how to make the venture a success story
  • Tshenolo pUSOMPE said on January 18, 2011
    HEY I'm in Botswana,and would want to start planting sunflower for cooking oil processing,please send me information
  • Mumbi said on January 20, 2011
    I am in Nairobi Kenya, I have a 20 acre pc of land with adequate water, I once did sunflower as a hobby and they did so well, are there Companies who contract farmers to grow sunflowers?
  • munyaradzi munaku said on February 6, 2011
    I am in zimbabwe and have an oil pressing business have currently planted 1 hectare to expand my business but need more knowledge as I plan to plant 10 hectares the next summer.
  • Sanjog Patnaik said on February 6, 2011
    Hi, I have around 100 acre of land please send me more information I am interested to start this new venture. Thanks a lot, Sanjog
  • matt said on March 6, 2011
    am in zambia and wish to embark on part time farming. I need more information on sunflower as i understand it to be drought resistant and fairly easy to manage. Kindly assist
  • Jim Barnard said on April 2, 2011
    Can you send details of the costings and business plans for a 500 Ha sunflower farm
  • Ajay S Talpade said on April 3, 2011
    I live in India, state-Maharashtra, District- Thane, Taluka- Jawhar. I have 1 acre land and is interested in Sun flower farming. Kindly guide me regarding Season, precautions and type of sunflower to cultivate. In fact i would love to have all Basics.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on April 4, 2011

    @Ajay S Talpade, Hi Ajay, Growing sunflower is not difficult as it seems to be.

    • It needs a large area keep at least 24 inches distance from each tree and 12 inches distance between the rows.
    • Twenty days period of harvesting is the most tough time. At this time keep soil moisture levels as consistent as possible and keep in mind that there should not either too much of water or less water on plants.
    • Good sanitation and cultivation technique can prevent from common diseases.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • Maina. said on April 6, 2011
    I am in Nakuru Kenya and want to start a sunflower oil pressing business. I would highly appreciate if I can get information about the right seed to use and the results. Thank you.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on April 6, 2011

    @Maina., Hi Maina, There are several varieties of sunflower available for producing oil such as Linoleic, high oleic, and Nusun. Linoleic is most commonly used. The sunflowers produce grayish-green or black seeds. Since these seeds have a very high oil content, they are one of the main sources used to produce polyunsaturated oil.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • Limra Oil Mills Tanzania ltd said on April 17, 2011
    The company is having 200acres of land in a perfect land for sunflower farming. The company is looking for a serious partner from all over the world to venture. The market for seeds is 100% guaranteed and the business plan is on preparation phase. The company is having a capacity of producing 10,000 liters of sunflower oil daily, that is equivalent to 35tonnes of sunflower seeds per day. The company is granted a duty free imports on all the machineries and other equipments. you can email me aljabriz@yahoo.com
  • Pat King said on May 13, 2011
    Mt. Morris, MI. Need to know roughly how many pounds of seed per acre for sunflower farming, thanks.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on May 13, 2011

    @Pat King,Hi Pat King, Actually the size of seeds vary from breed to breed but I think roughly you need 3-4 pounds per acre for sunflower farming.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • Abhishek Gupta said on July 18, 2011
    Hello, I want to know the kind of soil needed for the sunflower farming. I have around 200 Acres of land but we just grow rice and wheat on it. The iron content is bit high and the soil looks red..kind of red soil. I need urgent help to find what kind of soil is needed for sunflower farming. Jharkhand, India. Many Thanks.
  • COMFORT said on July 21, 2011
    I have been living in England and thinking of relocating back home. I am thinking of starting sunflower farm/production in Ghana (just outside of Accra. At the moment mangoes are being cultivated on my land. Need help to start up. I have 10hectors and can get more. I was thinking of using the dwarf type. What do you think? Also growing windbeans too. Can you let me know where I can order good seeds.
  • wen said on August 22, 2011
    Hi i'm in Pilipine in Mindanao I like to farm the Sunflower I have five hector land, and i want to know how many(kg)i can farm in this my five hectare land, what month i have to start.
  • Mihenga,J.O said on September 8, 2011
    Hi I'm a Tanzanian very interesting in sunflower farming, please send me more information especially about recommended spacing and fertilizer application.
  • Joseph Musumba said on September 10, 2011
    I am from Western province, Kenya. I have a 5 acre farm situated 7km from Kakamega towards Mumias. Please give me full info as I want to do sunflower as a cash crop right away. Connect me to probable markets. Thank you.
  • nicholas nyarko said on October 5, 2011
    i want to know the recommended spacing of growing sunflowers in ghana
  • Charles Macharia said on October 8, 2011
    Am a Kenyan aged 22 and am very interested in starting a business of growing sunflower but my biggest question is how will i start the project. My first question is where will i get the seeds, where will i take the sunflower after growing them ? If i get the response am very willing to start the project
  • Bharathi NM said on October 11, 2011
    Accra, Ghana. Has a quite huge fertile lands belongs to a villagers with adequate irrigation with necessary infrastructure. Providing information about Sunflower farming the village would boost up in terms of their self development. I would prefer to assist them with few agric products to uplift their life style. Please suggest the methods as well the export options
  • Mohamed ARAB said on October 12, 2011
    Hi, I would like to set up machines for extracting oil from sunflower seeds. Please let me know if some one is selling his machines or I can buy from Tanzania. Thanks
  • Remi oguntunde said on October 17, 2011
    Hi,would like to set up sunflower farming. please how can i get the resources to plant
  • Hal Stringer said on October 24, 2011
    We offer a wide range of fertilizers and liquid lime too. Grasshopper has yielded record breaking crops including sunflowers. We export to anywhere in the world. For further information email me at hal@grasshopperfertilizer.com.
  • Lisa said on October 28, 2011
    I'd like to know more about sunflower farming in China. I have a farm there that I'd like to consider farming. Its in the North, so it gets frost. Can you send me more information?
  • NIMA said on November 15, 2011
    hi i am from bangalore and have 8 acres land ,want to start sunflower farm, but wanted to know if i can make money from this business as i wanted to make it my full-time business, kindly advice
  • Olufemi Adeyanju said on November 15, 2011
    Am in Ekiti South West Nigeria,I want to go into sunflower cultivation and processing. Could you send me some informations on where/how to get seeds, tools and equipments(machines)
  • vitalis T.Kissuda said on November 16, 2011
    I have only twenty acres of sunflower cultivated land. Want to develop my production and add value to my products. My aim is to expand the business and get processing machine; but capital is quiet limited. How can you help me please. Assistance is not only money it can be also an idea. V.T.Kissuda, P.O.Box 2598 Dodoma Tanzania
  • JOHNBORN said on December 4, 2011
    Am located in Uganda East Africa, and planing to start sun flower growing on a 20 acre piece of land. How much seeds do i need per acre and other requirements to make the project a success? Thanks Johnborn
  • Peter Irungu said on December 9, 2011
    For those in Kenya and are willing to plant the Sunny Flower, the best source is of seed is Kenya Seed. They will advice on which seeds to buy depending on what you want them for ' birds food or oil processing'. For the market there is just no enough seeds for the processing and the big boys have to import for their needs. I have started contracting farmers and gave seeds to 10 farmers in Thika seeds on a pilot program. For more info 0722750833
  • Debora said on December 12, 2011
    Am in iringa, Tanzania with five acres of land i want to cultivate sunflower. The most important issue i want to know is can i use fertilizers on cultivating/growing sunflower? and if YES what kind of fertilizer(s) can i use. and if NO what can i do so as to maximize the production?
  • mrabothaako said on December 20, 2011
    I am in Botswana looking for a partner in South Africa to start a wheat farm and sunflower. I need somebody with a technical know how in farming , I have a farm MEASURING 23 hectors. Mmantie
  • Nnete said on January 11, 2012
    Please provide me with all the information on sun flower oil processing, also need to know if there are any places that sell the machinery in South Africa and how much they cost. And please provide me with all the basic info about Starting Sun flower Farming.
  • Anthony said on January 20, 2012
    Hi I'm from Victoria, Australia. I'm looking to start sunflower farming to produce oil and supply some of the local flower markets with sunflowers. Please send through the information you have in regards to starting a sunflower farm. Thanks Again. Anthony.
  • THABANG said on January 30, 2012
    hi i'm from South Africa and im looking to start a sunflower farming. Please send me information on equipment that i'm going to need for the whole project to begin and all the costs regarding the equipment needed.
  • Marcia Amario said on February 5, 2012
    hello,i am from Naivasha Kenya. i am interested in sunflower farming. i have 10 acres and would like to venture out in this line of industry. please send me more information. greatly appreciated.
  • Teresiah Karanja said on February 7, 2012
    hello, am from Kenya and am interested in sunflower farming. i would like to know the best place in Kenya where the yield of sunflower is highest. with this reference, what is the production quantity of sunflower seed per acre in case of 100 acres of land? secondly, what is the production cost of sunflower per acre in case of 100 acres. please send me the details, i will highly appreciate.
  • Sreedharan said on March 7, 2012
    Hi, I am from India, Tamil Nadu..I have 5 acres Land and would like to start Sunflower farm, I just want to know what is the production cost of sunflower per acre.. Please tell me the details..Waiting for your response. Thanks in advance
  • Oseni said on March 14, 2012
    our business is in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) We have 2000 Hecters of Land in Yamoussoukro. This land was allocated to us by the Ministry of Agriculture to plant food crops. We have decided on Sun Flower because the soil is suitable for this plant. We are looking for a investor who could buy the product after the harvest. We are interested in revolving contract for Sun flower and any other product that serve the interest of our partner. The partner must be ready to sign a good contract that must ensure the benefit of all parties. Interested investor should contact me on +22546625388 or my email: adeoseni@hotmail.com
  • Marsha said on March 16, 2012
    i have an 9 acre piece land in Naivasha, Kenya. I would like to start sunflower farming; mainly for oil extraction. Please send me more information including the costing for the project per acre and the best methods to keep birds and other pest away from eating the seeds. looking forward to hearing from you. Regards.
  • oketch josh-oyugis said on April 2, 2012
    I live in oyugis kenya would like to start sunflower farming in an acre of land send information mainly for oil extraction and use remains as chick cake.send models of oil press machines. thanks
  • Trizah Wanjiku said on April 15, 2012
    i would like to start a sunflower farm in naivasha kenya. is there ready market?
  • mathews mwatile Iiyambo said on April 18, 2012
    Mathews M. Iiyambo Namibian living in Onesi-Omusati region. I registered the business of Sunflower oil in 2010 . I had bought oil press and oil filter machine. I have about 50 acres of land ready for growing seed this year. I grew few last year for test , hope the test will be in sept 2012. How much little i make from 50 kg or per acres?
  • Prince Albert Umoren said on April 25, 2012
    We are interested in introducing sunflower plant as a community crop so we need all the information that will guide us to encourage the community adapt to this crop. This program is to be sited in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria and it's in the Niger Delta region.
  • MANFRED said on April 26, 2012
    We are keen to grow Sunflower as a youth group in Mhondoro in Zim but we do not have much if any information on such things as the following. Growing conditions ie climate, soil types, pests and diseases, inputs , land preparation, Yield per hectare, Storage and any other relevant information
  • Romanus Mwakimata said on May 26, 2012
    I am Romanus Mwakimata from SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AT MOROGORO REGION IN TANZANIA, I real need to get into sunflower business by buying sunflower seeds from farmers and processing them by contract in refinery processing plant but focusing institutional buyers both found inside and outside the country may you please assist me to access the external market for refined sunflower oil.
  • arnold said on May 31, 2012
    hello, I am the production manager of a sunflower cooking oil factory. currently in Zimbabwe we do not have much sunflower to sustain our project. can anyone within tell me if they can sell the seed to us ,we are willing to import it into Zimbabwe but it has to be G M O free.
  • Prof. Henry M. Bwisa said on June 8, 2012
    I want to assist my community establish an industrial cluster based on sunflower. I plan to install rural oil presses and subcontract farmers to farm sunflower. I will encourage bee keeping for effective pollination of the sunflower. the cake will make animal and chicken feed for animal and poultry farmers. The dung from animals and droppings from chicken will process organic manure for the sunflower farmers. a packaging industry will produce packaging material for oil and animal. other processing activities will be established out of the milk, beef and chicken meat. How and where can I get a template business plan for starting an oil press business? Thank you in advance. Prof. Henry M. Bwisa
  • Alexis Williams said on June 19, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois; USA. I am seeking to partner with a sunflower farm in South Africa or Ghana. Developing a roasted sunflower business and I want to establish a relationship with a farmer directly. Please get in touch with me. Serious inquiries only. Let's grow together!!
  • Atilla Yuzgen said on June 28, 2012
    I need to know which kind of sunflower seeds contain much oil. Regards

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