A loan helped to purchase additional farmland.


Isah's story

Isah is a hard-working farmer who wants to expand his land under cultivation and earn higher profits from farming.

As a member of Babban Gona, Isah has access to high-quality inputs and enhanced farming services which help to increase his yields. Furthermore, through training programs, Isah now practices farming in a more sustainable manner. For example, the agronomy education Isah receives focuses on micro-dosing fertilizers to lessen environmental impact and increase yields. Isah 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, Isah needs a Harvest Advance loan to capture greater margins on his maize instead of selling the grain at harvest, when prices are low due to the high supply of maize.

This Harvest Advance loan will provide Isah with cash equivalent to his value of maize at harvest. Babban Gona will then help Isah to store his maize and sell it at a higher price over the next six to nine months, guaranteeing higher returns. This is crucial for Isah as he plans on using the increased income to purchase additional farmland for a bigger harvest next season.


This loan is special because:

It supports smallholder farmers and helps them increase yields.



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