2SCALE and Nestle are helping to build the sorghum value chain in northern Nigeria, benefiting small-farmers, rural communities and consumers alike. Private companies are central to this partnership. We spoke to two entrepreneurs who have been closely involved with this program since its inception in 2016. Mukhtar Yakubu is Managing Director of Mirage Nigeria Ltd. Auwal Sulaima is Operations Manager of Alhaji Sale Abdulkarim Nigeria Ltd. The two companies aggregate maize, sorghum and soybeans from small-scale farmers for resale to food processors; Nestle accounts for 90% of their business.