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560,000 Nigerian Youth to Secure Work through Babban Gona

A partnership between Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works and Babban Gona in Nigeria seeks to empower individuals in the agricultural value chain and support the acceleration of agribusinesses. In 2020 alone, the partnership successfully created 82,000 jobs, of which 70% were for youth and 33% for women. The partnership estimates 560,000 individuals, predominantly youth and women, will have access to dignified and fulfilling work by 2022. Learn more

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A cross section of Babban Gona's harvested maize field. Recognizing that employment is a pathway out of poverty in Nigeria, the Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works in partnership with Babban Gona seeks to empower individuals in the agricultural value chain and support the acceleration of agribusinesses by using technology to provide smallholders with training and education, access to cost-effective financing, as well as harvesting and marketing support services.

Babban Gona members harvesting maize. Recognizing that employment is a pathway out of poverty in Nigeria, the Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works in partnership with Babban Gona seeks to empower individuals in the agricultural value chain and support the acceleration of agribusinesses by using technology to provide smallholders with training and education, access to cost-effective financing, as well as harvesting and marketing support services.

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