Tag: youth

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

AgribusinessTV November 28, 2018 1665 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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Cameroon: Allô Poulet

AgribusinessTV November 6, 2018 1914 No Comments

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Serge Trésor Ngatchi, a graduate in transport and logistics, created “Allô Poulet” in 2017, a chain of production, processing and distribution of chickens. After his studies, Serge wanted to do something differently, an activity that would also enable him to have some free time. He decided to go to Dubai

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Burkina Faso: Better packaging to sell more

AgribusinessTV October 16, 2018 2173 No Comments

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Rihana TRAORE is a chartered accountant in the United States. In 2017, she created Diman-ni Organics, a company specialised in the marketing and distribution of processed agricultural products from Burkina Faso to international markets. According to Rihana, one of the main reasons why Burkinabè products are not availa

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Mali: Maya, to save time in the kitchen

AgribusinessTV October 9, 2018 1847 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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