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

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 smallholders last season, additional investment, backed by a government guarantee, is needed to fund the program to reach even more farmers. Beyond productivity improvement, developing local value chains and enhancing market access will also be important for addressing rural unemployment, as evidenced by organizations like Tomato Jos and Reel Fruit. Read the article here.

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