Tag: Africa

Burkina Faso: A mini-dairy changes the lives of rural women

AgribusinessTV June 1, 2019 1225 No Comments

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In Dédougou, in Burkina Faso, a mini-dairy is changing lives of rural women since February 2012. Supported by the Regional Council and maintained by the union of breeders and producers in the region the mini-dairy Soudou Kossam is an answer to women’s empowerment.

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Capitalising youth experiences to inspire and replicate

AgribusinessTV May 27, 2019 1560 No Comments

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From 2nd – 4th May 2019, FARA, in collaboration with YPARD, hosted over 60 youths from 26 African countries at the FARA Secretariat in Accra, Ghana. The objective was to develop a set of guidelines on strategic engagement and capacity development of youth focused on agripreneurship and scaling of technologies for inc

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Burkina Faso: ALEPA or excellence in corn processing

AgribusinessTV May 10, 2019 1401 No Comments

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In Loumbila, located some 20 km from Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, Euloge Tapsoba is processing corn into different products. Euloge founded his company, ALEPA, in 2007 when he was still a student. At the beginning he was just buying and selling the corn. But later, he realised that he was losing an Read More

Benin: Processing to reduce post-harvest losses

AgribusinessTV April 23, 2019 1380 No Comments

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In Kpomassè, 60 km from Cotonou, Euphrasie DASSOUNDO has set up a processing unit for vegetables. She wants to reduce post-harvest losses. Euphrasie started her company with 30,000 FCFA in 2013, and her main activity was to process tomato into paste. Her first challenge was to get people to accept the product which wa

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Burkina Faso: A coach for poultry breeders

AgribusinessTV April 9, 2019 1630 No Comments

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Faïçal PALENFO is an engineer in animal production. After graduation, he created FASO ELEVAGE, a company specialised in training, monitoring of farms, designing and selling livestock equipment. Faïçal started poultry farming at home and soon realised that it was his passion. Instead of looking for a job, which he p

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Burkina Faso: SOFAB, the secret of the best breeders

AgribusinessTV March 26, 2019 1581 No Comments

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Three young people, Fabrice Armand SANDWIDI (General Manager), Siaka TRAORÉ (Technical Director), and Aminata Roselyne OUÉDRAOGO (Sales Director) are leading the largest livestock feed factory in Burkina Faso. SOFAB was created in 2009. It was born from an initiative of farmers organised in cooperative, who asked the

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Togo: Drip irrigation to gain more

AgribusinessTV March 19, 2019 1778 No Comments

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In Kovié, in the south of Togo, the introduction of a drip irrigation system is changing the life of women vegetable growers. Access to water was a big challenge for the women. They had to walk several kilometres to get water and carry the bucket on their head. And the fact that it was a Read More

Benin: Solar women

AgribusinessTV March 12, 2019 1783 No Comments

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Women from the “Egbèlayo” cooperative of mahogany transformers are trained in the photovoltaic solar system. Due to lack of electricity, the women were facing a lot of difficulties and they could not work at night. In the darkness, they were also faced with dangers related to animals in the bush and also o

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Benin: The power of plants to heal the skin

AgribusinessTV January 22, 2019 1741 No Comments

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Caludia TOGBE, holds 3 masters’ degrees. With just 12.000 FCFA, she started to manufacture hair and dermatological products based on natural products. Marketed today under the brand “Origine Terre”. Caludia had a skin disease when she was younger and it did not heal with the products available on the market. One

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Burkina Faso: FASO ATTIEKE to transform the local cassava

AgribusinessTV January 15, 2019 1883 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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