Tag: innovation

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

AgribusinessTV November 28, 2018 1680 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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Burkina Faso: A pyramid for soilless culture

AgribusinessTV July 24, 2018 2353 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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Kenya: A one stop shop for poultry farmers

AgribusinessTV February 20, 2018 2325 No Comments

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Abisai Nandi founded Chicken Basket to offer poultry farmers all the services they need under one roof. As a poultry farmer himself, Abisai saw the challenges that the activity involved. These challenges included access to quality inputs, information and training, and also marketing of the birds. To address these, he b

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Kenya: Aquaponics, produce more in less space

AgribusinessTV December 6, 2017 5875 15 Comments

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Daniel Kimani is an industrial engineering graduate. In a greenhouse of 1500 m2, he rears fish, and grows fruits and vegetables. According to Daniel, with his greenhouse of just 1500m2, the productivity with the aquaponics system is like cultivating on one acre of land. In addition, his aquaponics system is powered by

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Benin: The trio of inventors-innovators

AgribusinessTV November 21, 2017 2809 No Comments

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Franck, Francis and Calixte are passionate about creating things. In Benin, they are conceiving different technologies for food and agriculture. Frank and Francis are twin brothers. While they were at school itself, they started vegetable production at the back of their house through the financial support of an acquain

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Growing crops in the house

AgribusinessTV August 23, 2016 938 No Comments

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Flavien KOUATCHA, is an engineer in Cameroon. In 2015, he founded “Save Our Agriculture”, a start-up specialised in the conception of aquaponic kits. Aquaponics is a technique that combines fish farming (aquaculture) with soil-less culture of plants (hydroponics). Flavien makes individual aquaponic kits for people

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