His 1st year in Babban Gona were 3 times higher than the average Nigerian Farmer’s yields, enabling him to make approximately $1,000 from his 1.1 hectare farm net of his Babban Gona loan. Babban Gona in one year catapulted Ibrahim out of poverty, enabling him to earn an income on par with the per capita GDP of Nigeria.
“On my soil of 0.8Ha, the best I have ever gotten was 38bags, and today on that same piece of land I have harvested 48bags”, a content Abdullahi testified. “This to me, I say it is wonderful!”
Babban Gona was a problem solver. I am very grateful that they came. I am looking forward to next season and, if God spares my life, I plan to increase my maize farm holding to three times what it used to be.
Thanks to Babban Gona, there are a lot of smiles in my household. I look forward to the next season, to getting good seeds and fertilizers like last year and seeing my income grow like grass as I continue to do business.
“Babban Gona gave me quality fertilizer and good seeds at an appropriate time without delay”, she recalls. This season, she gained an unprecedented yield and saw her income increase threefold. With a change in her financial situation, Naomi was able to send some of her children to school.
Jibrin has enjoyed the full suite services offered by Babban Gona. He had access to a trained agronomist and extension offices that provided him advice and training on tried-and-tested planting techniques. This support – coupled with the high-quality inputs seeds, fertilizers and herbicides Jibrin received from Babban Gona – helped his farm yield over 5 times the national average.
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