Tag: transformation

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

AgribusinessTV June 1, 2019 1159 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: A range of local wild fruit juices

AgribusinessTV May 22, 2018 1911 No Comments

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Esther DIENDÉRÉ, a microbiologist, transforms wild fruits from Burkina Faso into juices of the brand “Glou”. Mrs. Diendéré got the idea to start an agro-processing enterprise at the time when she was teaching in high school. She started with a capital of 500,000 FCFA to engage in the processing of dairy product

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Burkina Faso: Tomato puree that changes lives

AgribusinessTV March 8, 2018 1821 No Comments

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At Donsin, a village situated some 30 km from Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, rural women are on the way to conquer the tomato puree market. The women’s group “Neerwaya” of Donsin exists since the 1990’s. At the time, their main activity was to dry tomato and other leafy vegetables. While it was<

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An e-commerce platform for local agricultural products

AgribusinessTV April 27, 2017 2471 No Comments

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Awa CABA is an IT design engineer. After her studies, she launched SOORETUL with her friends. A platform that enables rural women to sell their agricultural products online. In 2011, Awa and her team identified some challenges in the agricultural sector in Senegal. One of the major problems was the marketing of proces

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Coconut chips in different flavours

AgribusinessTV April 14, 2017 2267 2 Comments

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Stéphane KOUAM, 35 years, is a graduate in Industrial Economy. In 2013, he founded a small enterprise that produces and markets coconut chips. Stéphane left his job to start his coconut chips business, but his first challenge was to find a blade that would allow him to slice the coconuts. Since he did not find Read More

Wassa-Wassa, the yam couscous

AgribusinessTV April 4, 2017 1318 No Comments

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Since March 2016, Maxime HOUNTONDJI and his wife Sonita TOSSOU have put “Wassa-Wassa Tchigan” on the market. An instant couscous made from yam. Sonita TOSSOU has worked all the time with her mother to sell yam in the market. After her studies, she wanted to start her own business and came up with the ideaRead More

Gluten-free cassava flour for a niche market

AgribusinessTV February 14, 2017 1465 No Comments

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Elizabeth GIKEBE is a software developer. She is processing gluten free cassava flour and cassava starch, targeted at consumers allergic to gluten. When processing cassava, the main product is cassava flour, but Elizabeth also uses the by-products. The waste is used as animal feed, and she also makes glue from cassava

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Revealing the virtues of soybean

AgribusinessTV January 17, 2017 781 No Comments

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Ayawo Yassé DJOSSOU is an agro pastoral technician. He transforms soybean into several products to valorise its virtues. During his studies, Ayawo was fascinated by the virtues of soybean. His curiosity pushed him to learn more about this legume and he started his business in it. Today his enterprise is processing soy

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Chily, mum’s recipe revisited

AgribusinessTV December 21, 2016 869 No Comments

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Jacques Henri SIKA is inspired by a traditional family recipe. Four years ago, he has put on the market, a chilli with different seasonings. The mother of Jacques used to make chilli to offer to people as part of their custom. And Jacques saw a potential in commercialising it. He started the production, processing and<

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Cassava in all its forms

AgribusinessTV December 8, 2016 1656 No Comments

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In Central Africa, cassava is considered as one of the strategic crops because of its contribution to food and nutrition security, as well as job creation, especially for women and youth. But at the same time, there are still many challenges along the cassava value chain at the level of production, post-harvest managem

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