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Today on man crush Monday; we will be crushing on the young and handsome Nasir Abdulqadir Yammama.

Nasir Abdulqadir Yammama is a creative technologist and entrepreneur from Katsina State who founded Verdant AgriTech in 2014, a social enterprise to support rural farmers with mobile technologies for sustainable farming and improved food production.

The company was founded on the premise that small holders should be able to produce more, sell more, make more profit and there by attain an improved standard of living by using simple technologies.

 When Nasir was six-years-old he walked the field with his father and there he saw the workers sweating and vowed to improve the work of farmers in Africa.

Yammama, who carries the name of his village, began with 50 farmers in Katsina his home state. He taught them to use their basic phones to gather market information, weather, management skills and financial services.

Nasir studied information technology and business information systems at Middlesex University London. He also has a master’s degree in creative technology from the same institution.

Nasir Yammama was selected among 50 Global Entrepreneurs for the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Boot camp and won numerous awards, including the British Council and Virgin Atlantic Enterprise Challenge in 2015.

This gave him the chance to be mentored by Sir Richard Branson and receive a state up grant for Verdant.

Nasir also received the Queens Young Leaders Award in England. Yammama has profited from linking technology to Africans rich red soil.

BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU

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