Tag: women

Burkina Faso: Grow more and better with less water

AgribusinessTV June 11, 2019 1367 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: A mini-dairy changes the lives of rural women

AgribusinessTV June 1, 2019 1229 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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Togo: Drip irrigation to gain more

AgribusinessTV March 19, 2019 1781 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 1784 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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Burkina Faso: FASO ATTIEKE to transform the local cassava

AgribusinessTV January 15, 2019 1884 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: Dried attiéké to reduce waste

AgribusinessTV October 23, 2018 1839 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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Mali: Maya, to save time in the kitchen

AgribusinessTV October 9, 2018 1848 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: Her fight against plastic bags

AgribusinessTV July 10, 2018 1902 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, Aïcha Traoré wants to replace plastic bags with paper bags. Aïcha saw how the use of plastic bags was becoming harmful to the environment. And she wanted to do something about it. Without any training, she learnt by herself to make paper bags. Today she has a business that works. “In 2017, Read More

Senegal: Organic cosmetics from Aloe Vera

AgribusinessTV July 3, 2018 2102 No Comments

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Fatou SARR is a graduate in computer network. She produces and transforms organic aloe vera into cosmetics and food supplements. Fatou inherited the passion for agriculture from her father. She started with the cultivation of chilli, green beans, melons and strawberries. Later, she turned to aloe vera production becaus

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Burkina Faso: Tomato puree that changes lives

AgribusinessTV March 8, 2018 1881 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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