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Request for Expression of Interest for 2019 Season Fertilizer Procurement

DEC 2018

Babban Gona Farmer Services Nigeria Limited invites qualifies firms to indicate interest in supplying 21,750 MT of fertilizer under the following lots: Lot 1: 20,000 MT of Granular Urea 46-0-0 in 50kg bags Lot 2: 1,750 MT of Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) 18-46-0 in 50kg bags Accordingly,

Financial Times Highlights Role of Babban Gona — Great Farm — In Time of High Insecurity

NOV 2017

A recent article published in the UK Financial Times highlighted the role of Babban Gona in increasing farmers' productivity and giving youth a reason to stay on the land to tackle insecurity. With the demand for membership in Babban Gona exceeding the available financing to support these

National Geographic Features Babban Gona on Creating Jobs For Youth

NOV 2017

A recent National Geographic article asks whether new agricultural programs like Babban Gona could engage conflict-vulnerable youth as 'agripreneurs' and create millions of jobs for of unemployed youth in Nigeria and across Africa. With a 25% youth unemployment rate, agricultural investment in

Kola Masha Speaks at SOCAP17

OCT 2017

In October 2017, Kola Masha, Managing Director of Babban Gona, spoke at SOCAP, the leading gathering of impact investors, entrepreneurs, and cross-sector practitioners dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good, about new business models for sparking agricultural

Rising Food Prices: Kola Masha, MD Babban Gona, Interviewed on CNBC Africa Power Lunch West Africa

OCT 2017

In an interview on CNBC Africa's Power Lunch West Africa series, Kola Masha, MD Babban Gona, explained the reasons behind the year-on-year rise in headline food inflation from 20.25% to 20.32%. He observed that there is need to increase average smallholder productivity in order to satisfy

Babban Gona MD, Kola Masha Announced As Speaker at TED Global 2017 in Arusha

Jul 2017

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.

Babban Gona Featured in Reuters

Apr 2017

In a recent article on Reuters, Babban Gona was featured 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

Babban Gona’s Skoll Award Win Mentioned In AllAfrica

Mar 2017

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

Babban Gona Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Mar 2017

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,

Babban Gona Wins Prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

Mar 2017

  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

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