MS Bonsu Farms

About

MS Bonsu Farms provides tractor services and agro-inputs to more than 1,700 smallholder farmers in the Mion District. The company has also received credit from Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans Limited to support an additional 1,300 out-growers (62% women) with ploughing services, certified seeds and fertiliser to increase production of maize, rice and soybean over a three-year period. MS Bonsu joined the MADE programme in 2017, and in 2018 aggregated 237.5 MT of produce (183.6 MT of maize; 24.4 MT of rice; and 29.5 MT of soybean).

MADE interventions

  • Recruited, trained and deployed seven Farm Enterprise Advisors (FEAs) and one FEA manager.
  • Facilitated formalised commercial partnerships between MS Bonsu and Wumpini Limited, and Kataumi Taumi Company Limited.
  • Facilitated a collaboration between MS Bonsu and Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans Limited.
  • Introduced the Advanced Model, which enabled MS Bonsu to offer a bundle of inputs and services to smallholder farmers.

Impacts

  • Increased smallholder farmer outreach from 1,630 in 2017 to 1,720 in 2019.
  • Increased outreach to female smallholders.
  • Increased understanding among farmers on how to improve their agricultural methods.
  • Increased smallholder farmers’ access to inputs on credit.
  • Increased yields for smallholder farmers, by an average of 35% for maize, 33% for rice and 31% for soybean, between 2017 and 2019.
Location

Contact information

Business name: MS Bonsu Farms
Address: Sang, Mion District
Region: Northern
Contact person: Mohammed Sualisu
Job title: CEO
Phone: 050 744 0361 / 024 692 3361
Email: msbonsufarms@yahoo.com

Products and services

Products: cereals, legumes
Agricultural inputs: fertiliser, pesticide, seeds, weedicide
Crop services: mechanisation, transportation
Farm advisory services: business skills, field demonstrations, good agricultural practices

The information in this profile has been gathered from the agribusiness enterprise.
Profile updated: September 2020.

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