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Citibank Partners Babban Gona to Provide Support Over 40,000 Smallholder Farmers

Citibank Nigeria Limited has extended N4bn ($10m) financing to Babban Gona Farmer Services Nigeria Limited to support input credit and harvest advances to smallholder farmers in northern Nigeria. This transaction will enable 41,000 smallholder farmers to increase their farming income by 350 per cent/hectare, thus contributing to more economic opportunities in fragile communities. A statement …

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WEDI Program: Babban Gona Trains 104,564 Women in Entrepreneurship

Babban Gona, a leading agricultural company in Nigeria, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, has trained over 100,000 women in entrepreneurship over the last year through the WEDI program.  The beneficiaries were trained under the Women Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (WEDI) undertaken by Babban Gona in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. The women were trained in Ikara, Soba, …

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Babban Gona Partners with Harvard University’s Aspire Institute to Develop Nigerian Students Leadership Skills

Africa’s largest producer of maize, Babban Gona, has partnered with Aspire Institute, a non-profit organization founded at Harvard University, to give Nigerians access to a fully-funded leadership development program with access to prestigious educators. The partnership aims to provide selected Nigerian students with access to fully-funded HarvardX courses, a global community of peers, live seminars …

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Babban Gona Donates Food and Health Provisions to Modupe Cole Memorial Home

As part of efforts to celebrate the season of love with the disadvantaged members of the society, Babban Gona, Africa’s largest producer of Maize has donated food and hospital materials to Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home School in Akoka, Lagos. Speaking at the donation ceremony, the Head, Marketing at Babban Gona, Mr …

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FMDQ Exchange Admits the Babban Gona Farmers Services Nigeria Limited Commercial Paper Programme on its Platform

The Nigerian debt capital market (DCM) provides the opportunity for institutions looking to unlock the required financing in Nigeria’s agriculture sector. In keeping with its mandate to continuously enhance its service offerings and generate long-term value for its stakeholders in the Nigerian DCM, FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited (“FMDQ Exchange” or “the Exchange”) through its Board …

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More Investment Needed in Agriculture Sector to Tackle Food Security and Unemployment

Lagos – Africa’s largest producer of Maize, Babban Gona, has called for more investment in the Agriculture sector as part of measures to increase food security for Nigerian population estimated to reach 400 million in 2050. The Chief Executive Officer of Babban Gona, Mr. Kola Masha, made the assessment while commenting on the 2021 Food Security …

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DataPro Assigns Babban Gona Farmer Services “BBB+” Rating

DataPro, the technology-driven credit rating agency has assigned Babban Gona Farmer Services Nigeria Limited a long-term rating of “BBB+” with a stable outlook for 2021/2022.In a statement by its Client Service Manager, Kehinde Rasheed yesterday, DataPro explained that the “BBB+” indicates slight risk. He said: “It shows fair financial strength, operating performance and business profile …

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Stanford University Tells Babban Gona’s Impact Story

Stanford University has featured Babban Gona on Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Uncharted Ground podcast. The exposé titled “From Plow to Prosperity” focuses on Babban Gona’s impact story within a decade; members’ testimonials, our use of technology and adaptation to climate change. Our Co-founders, Kola Masha and Lola Masha discussed how “Babban Gona provides the …

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IFAD partners with Babban Gona to boost private funding of rural businesses and small-scale farmers

Rural businesses, which are so vital for transforming our food systems, will get a much needed boost from an ambitious new financing programme launched today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), as part of its broader efforts to address rising hunger and poverty levels in the world’s poorest countries. The Private Sector Financing Programme …

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