A loan helped to pay for his children's uniforms and school fees, thereby, eliminating pressure to sell corn for low prices at harvest.


Ladi's story

Ladi is a Babban Gona maize farmer living in rural northern Nigeria. Thanks to crop insurance and access to high quality inputs and services, Ladi and his two children do not have to worry about failed crops or poor harvests. He expects to reap up to 35 bags of maize per hectare, which is double the national Nigerian average of 18 bags of maize per hectare.

However, most farmers are forced to sell their produce at extremely low prices during harvest which coincides with tuition for the second half of the school year. This is because farmers urgently need cash after a long planting and harvesting season. To prevent this, Babban Gona will provide Ladi with a harvest advance loan, a cash payment equal to the total value of his maize at harvest, to help him pay for school fees.

With his family’s increased income, Ladi will be able to afford school fees and uniforms, thereby, eliminating pressure to sell corn for low prices at harvest.


This loan is special because:

It gives farmers flexibility to sell their crops for the best price.



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