Kola Masha, the Managing Director of Doreo Partners (implementers of the Babban Gona initiative) yesterday made two presentations in London on its pioneering model. The first presentation was made to Lord Cameron of Dillington, and the second presentation to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development. Members of the House of Lords and House of Commons were also in attendance. Kola Masha presented on the Babban Gona approach, touching on the roles which UK aid and Propcom Mai-karfi have played in the company’s ability to scale up and attract additional capital. Lord Dillington, a farmer himself, commended the innovative and comprehensive nature of the Babban Gona model. Jeremy Lefroy MP thanked Doreo group for bringing to the forefront of youth unemployment the important role of agriculture in addressing this.
Doreo Partners is an impact investment firm focused on developing the agriculture sector in Nigeria. Doreo’s flagship initiative is the Babban Gona agricultural franchise model which supports its core group members with access to credit, farm inputs, storage, and markets.