Tag: Burkina Faso

SAHEL: Digitalisation for an agriculture which is climate-smart and more attractive to youth

AgribusinessTV June 17, 2019 1307 No Comments

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On 17 and 18 April 2019, the regional Conference on Geodata for Water and Agriculture was held in Ouagadougou, on the theme: “IT services and geo-spatial data in the field of climate-smart agriculture: digitalisation to increase business opportunities and entrepreneurship of youth and women”. Organised by t

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Burkina Faso: Transform locally to boost production

AgribusinessTV June 14, 2019 1279 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, less than 20% of agro-sylvo-pastoral products are processed. This low level of processing not only increases the risk of post-harvest losses, but limits income opportunities for local stakeholders. To address this issue, the Drylands Development Programme (DryDev), through its implementing partners, SN

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Burkina Faso: Grow more and better with less water

AgribusinessTV June 11, 2019 1337 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, the long dry season rhymes less and less with idleness among farmers. Many are engaged in crop production, which is now one of the main income-generating activities during this period. But without training and lack of resources, many of them are facing difficulties. And the major constraint is the avai

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Burkina Faso: Giving a new life to degraded lands

AgribusinessTV June 3, 2019 1393 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, land degradation has become a serious threat to sustainable development. Denuded lands represent more than 24% of the total agricultural area. This phenomenon contributes to reducing the useful agricultural land and the level of production, thus plunging many producers into poverty to the point of push

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

AgribusinessTV June 1, 2019 1199 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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Burkina Faso: ALEPA or excellence in corn processing

AgribusinessTV May 10, 2019 1345 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

Burkina Faso: A coach for poultry breeders

AgribusinessTV April 9, 2019 1596 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 1550 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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Burkina Faso: A weekly market for bio-based products

AgribusinessTV February 26, 2019 1696 No Comments

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Every Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00, there is a market of locally bio-based products, initiated by Mani Tese and ACRA, two Italian NGOs, to promote local products. For Mani Tese, supporting bio-based products is not just at the production level, but also at the level of marketing which allows the producer to get a profi

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Burkina Faso: FASO ATTIEKE to transform the local cassava

AgribusinessTV January 15, 2019 1837 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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