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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. The Financial Times also featured Babban Gona on its role in
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
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
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 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
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
Can Nigeria Escape Recession by Investing in Agriculture?: Babban Gona MD, Kola Masha, Interviewed on CNBC Africa Power Lunch West Africa
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