The Nigeria Aflasafe™ Challenge Project is a five-year, US $12.68 million Pay-for-Results prize competition that incentivized us as a private sector actor to work with smallholder farmers to adopt Aflasafe™. AgResults offered a per unit payment premium to aggregators and grain traders for each metric ton of high-Aflasafe™ maize (i.e., maize grains containing high proportion of beneficial fungi). By motivating the use of Aflasafe™ and providing technical assistance, we helped smallholder farmers to produce aflatoxin-reduced maize. This project was managed by IITA (International Institute for Tropical Agriculture) and sponsored by The Australian government, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Canadian government, UK aid, US aid and The World Bank. The main goal of the project was to bring to the awareness of small, medium and large holder farmers the availability of a treatment developed for combating aflatoxin, while improving the health standards of Nigeria through reduction of the harmful aflatoxin fungi present in untreated maize, used in producing fast moving consumer goods like cereals and feeds.
Baasi Cashew Estate. Through our farm management company. We have assisted medium and large scale farmers in planning, developing, and managing cashew estates in excess of 1000 acres of land over the past three years, while providing employment for tens of women, youths and artisans residing in Baasi village in Atisbo LGA, Oyo state and its environ on a yearly basis. We consistently render support to the community through the upgrading and restoration of local infrastructures like boreholes, toilets, schools and provision of scholarships to residents of these communities. The Basi cashew estate development has provided individuals actively involved in paid employment the opportunity of investing in agriculture without having to be physically available to monitor their investment.