Tag: Africa

Burkina Faso: FASO ATTIEKE to transform the local cassava

AgribusinessTV January 15, 2019 1084 No Comments

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Florence BASSONO is an executive assistant by training. She created FASO ATTIEKE, a company that processes and markets local cassava. Being under threat of being sacked by her employer, Florence began to look for business ideas. She first tries trade, but it was a failure. This activity was not made for her. In a secon

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Burkina Faso: FASO GRAIN, the best friend of breeders

AgribusinessTV January 8, 2019 1101 No Comments

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Ismaël OUÉDRAOGO, is a technician for animal husbandry. He created FASO GRAIN, a company that manufactures and markets feed for livestock. While advising breeders on how to use raw materials in the manufacture of livestock feed, Ismaël realised that they had problems acquiring the raw materials, as well as mixing th

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Climate change and indigenous knowledge: An unknown asset

AgribusinessTV December 11, 2018 1275 No Comments

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After completing koranic school in Mali, Yacouba Sawadogo came back to his village in Burkina Faso and started trading. While he prospered in this business, he also noticed that the land was degraded where he lived, and people were moving to other regions as nothing was growing there anymore. Yacouba began to experimen

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Burkina Faso: Young people from Kiembara’s artisanal gold sites return to agriculture to restore degraded lands through innovative strategies

AgribusinessTV November 28, 2018 1252 No Comments

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In the Kiembara commune of Burkina Faso, the DRYDEV program has introduced technologies and innovations to recover degraded lands and improve productivity. This practice is attracting youth to agriculture!

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Cameroon: Allô Poulet

AgribusinessTV November 6, 2018 1297 No Comments

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Serge Trésor Ngatchi, a graduate in transport and logistics, created “Allô Poulet” in 2017, a chain of production, processing and distribution of chickens. After his studies, Serge wanted to do something differently, an activity that would also enable him to have some free time. He decided to go to Dubai

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Burkina Faso: Dried attiéké to reduce waste

AgribusinessTV October 23, 2018 1357 No Comments

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In 2002, Sabine NANA and her friends left Côte d’Ivoire during the war. They are rebuilding their lives in Burkina Faso through the processing of cassava into fresh and dried attiéké (cassava couscous). Sabine and her friends started their business in shea butter and sprouted millet, but it was not profitable

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Burkina Faso: Better packaging to sell more

AgribusinessTV October 16, 2018 1532 No Comments

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Rihana TRAORE is a chartered accountant in the United States. In 2017, she created Diman-ni Organics, a company specialised in the marketing and distribution of processed agricultural products from Burkina Faso to international markets. According to Rihana, one of the main reasons why Burkinabè products are not availa

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Mali: Maya, to save time in the kitchen

AgribusinessTV October 9, 2018 1396 No Comments

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Seynabou DIENG TRAORE has a degree in communication. Through her company, “Maya Agroalimentaire”, she offers various marinades and organic spices ready to serve. When Seynabou came back to Mali in 2015, she noticed that other working women were consuming of lot of imported products. Local products were available bu

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Burkina Faso: Animal feed for the local market

AgribusinessTV August 14, 2018 1420 No Comments

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Maazou MAIGA is an agronomist and government official. In parallel, he runs a cattle feed manufacturing unit. In Fada N’Gourma, a town in the East of Burkina Faso, Maazou comes from a family involved in livestock breeding and trade. Since his childhood, he is used to help in the family business, notably by collecting

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Burkina Faso: A pyramid for soilless culture

AgribusinessTV July 24, 2018 1483 No Comments

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Kevin DOAMBA is a graduate in animal production. He has developed a pyramid that combines crop production, poultry and fish farming. Kevin’s observation was that in Burkina Faso, farmers are dependent on rainfall and with climate change, it does not rain like before. The pyramid system that he conceived enables the u

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