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We are extremely proud to announce that Kola will be speaking at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania which kicks off August 28-30. Kola joins an amazing lineup of status quo shakers sparking ideas and mapping practical solutions to prepare for the future of Africa. The TEDGlobal: Builders.
In a recent article on Reuters, Babban Gona was interviewed about its efforts to break the twin cycles of youth unemployment and poverty by tackling the low economies of scale faced by smallholder farmers. "We're trying to solve this challenge by helping to build thousands of grassroots
In an announcement of the recipients of the 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship on AllAfrica, Babban Gona and Last Mile Health, a network of community health professionals serving as an extension of the formal health system in remote areas of Liberia, were recognized for their impact
In a recent Wall Street Journal feature, Kola Masha, Managing Director of Babban Gona, explains how the organization works to increase the profitability of smallholder farmers while promoting agriculture as an economic buffer against the spread of insurgencies. Through a package of credit,
In recognition of its work to increase the profitability of thousands of smallholder farmers in Northern Nigeria over the last 6 years, Babban Gona emerged as the first for-profit enterprise to win the Skoll Award for Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for
In a recent Mashable report about COP-22 and how countries can implement the Paris Climate Agreement, Babban Gona was cited as an example of how to cut greenhouse gas emissions, by reducing deforestation and establishing plant cover to absorb carbon dioxide, in addition to improving food security
Kola Masha, Managing Director of Babban Gona, was recently invited to CNBC Africa's Power Lunch West Africa to discuss the potential role of the Nigerian agricultural sector in bringing the country out of its current recession. He notes that although the 2016 season was a bumper year for
In partnership with Babban Gona and Hello Tractor through its Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation programme, USAID launched a $2m initiative to improve smallholders' access to high-quality inputs, mechanization, technical advisory services and expanded market opportunities. The ultimate
Bala Emmanuel and Mary Dauda are two Babban Gona members featured in this article on the transformation of the smallholder segment. Prior to joining Babban Gona, they lacked access to quality inputs at affordable prices and practiced traditional agronomic techniques that resulted in low yields.
Managing Director of Babban Gona, Kola Masha, was recently profiled in Nigeria’s leading business newspaper, Business Day. “The Entrepreneur,” a section of the paper dedicated to covering innovative entrepreneurship in Nigeria interviewed Masha for its extensive article on the work Babban