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A loan helped buy more nutritious foods.
As a member of Babban Gona, Yakubu has access to high quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase her yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Yakubu now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the agronomy education Yakubu receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Yakubu expects to reap 40 bags/hectare of maize from this year's harvest, more than double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags/hectare.
Nonetheless, Yakubu needs a Harvest Advance loan to buy more nutritious foods. This Harvest Advance loan will provide Yakubu with cash equivalent to her value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Yakubu to store her maize and sell it at a higher price over the next 6 to 9 months, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial for Yakubu as she plans on using the profit from this harvest to Open an Agro Dealer shop.