June 8

This Agricultural Enterprise Is Helping Nigerian Farmers Expand Their Business

By Aisha Salaudeen

In 2015, farmer Sule Yohana joined Babban Gona, a social enterprise organization with a focus on providing expansion services to smallholder farmers in Nigeria.

Babban Gona which means ‘Great farm’ in Hausa language, spoken in West Africa, provides services such as loans, agribusiness training, and provision of storage facilities for subsistence farmers in rural communities.
Yohana, whose farm is in Kaduna state in northern Nigeria, told CNN that since he joined the enterprise as a member he has been able to grow his maize farm from two hectares of land to four.
Photo courtesy of Christophe Maertens.

Source: CNN (link opens in a new window)

rural development, smallholder farmers, social enterprise