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Brussels Briefing n. 57: Kola Masha " Supporting innovations and promoting funding opportunities for smallholders"

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The Brussels Development Briefing n. 57 on “Investing in smallholder agriculture for food security and nutrition” organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid and the ACP Secretariat was held on Wednesday 11th September 2019, 9h00-13h00 at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C. The Briefing discussed smallholder agriculture and its key role in delivering food security/nutrition, and sustainable food systems, as recognised in SDG 2.

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Brussels Briefing n. 57: Kola Masha " Supporting innovations and promoting funding opportunities for smallholders"

  1. 1. 1 Do reo
  2. 2. Financing Partnerships Critical to Success
  3. 3. What People are Saying About Us.. 2019’s 5 most innovative and impactful social enterprises 1st for profit in history to receive the $1.25M Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship Gates highlights as one of five agricultural innovations to reduce carbon emissions 2019’s List of Companies that Inspire Africa 2019’s Top 50 Most influential African’s
  4. 4. What People are Saying About Us.. Making Farming More Profitable—and Thwarting Boko Haram Nigeria’s ‘great farm’ model bears fruit in time of high insecurity How farming could employ Africa’s Young workforce – and help build peace Could farming bring peace to Nigeria?
  5. 5. Babban Gona Members…
  6. 6. 2X Yield
  7. 7. 2X 2.5X Yield Net Income
  8. 8. 2X 2.5X 300X Yield Net Income Growth
  9. 9. Largest Maize Producer
  10. 10. 140,000
  11. 11. +99%
  12. 12. +Net Income
  13. 13. 14 Do reo Why
  14. 14. 20 Million Youth Entered Workforce from 1990 - 2010
  15. 15. +60% Youth Unemployment
  16. 16. 3 Insurgencies
  17. 17. 18 Do reo As oxygen is to fire Unemployed youth to Insecurity
  18. 18. 19 Do reo
  19. 19. 80 Million in 2010 - 2030
  20. 20. There is a solution
  21. 21. Africa’s Job Creation Engine Smallholder Agriculture
  22. 22. Why would youth want to be smallholders?
  23. 23. Low Economies of Scale
  24. 24. Youth smallholders have additional burden 1. Small farm size 2. Increased labor costs 3. Limited savings
  25. 25. Stuck in a Cycle of Poverty
  26. 26. Cooperative Bring Economies of Scale
  27. 27. How does it work
  28. 28. Rigorous Process to Identify Leaders
  29. 29. Work Side by Side to Form Mini Coops +6,000 Today
  30. 30. 4services
  31. 31. Guidance
  32. 32. Credit
  33. 33. No Land Title No Financial HistoryNo ID No Phone No Formal AddressLimited Cash Remote Northern Nigeria Small Loan Size <$1,000 New Borrower Low Value Commodity Loose Value Chain
  34. 34. +99%
  35. 35. +Net Income
  36. 36. Credit • Designed to optimize yields • Includes Labor saving products • Requires very limited collateral
  37. 37. Inputs
  38. 38. Markets
  39. 39. 41 Do reo Climate Change Mitigation
  40. 40. Highlighted as one of five ag innovations
  41. 41. Reduced Food Loss
  42. 42. Improved Supply Chain Efficiencies 50% Less Touches
  43. 43. Shift to Poultry from Beef = 50% Less GHC
  44. 44. 46 Do reo Climate Change Resilience
  45. 45. 47 Do reo 21 • Finance Access to Irrigation • Drought Tolerant Seeds • Innovative Insurance • Improved Soils Enable Smallholder Resilience
  46. 46. Our Impact
  47. 47. “… ensure my children Abdul, Nana, and Asiya are properly educated.”
  48. 48. 51 Enable 1 Million Dreams by 2025
  49. 49. 52 Impact 5 Million

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