Tag: Africa

Burkina Faso: The pyramid for soilless culture takes off

AgribusinessTV February 4, 2020 1263 No Comments

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One year after its official launch, Kevin DOAMBA’s pyramid for soilless culture has improved and is proving to be successful with populations. Kevin has been solicited by several people who want to acquire his structure for soilless culture of crops. Those who have tested the product, especially women, affirm tha

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Second chance

AgribusinessTV December 3, 2019 1288 No Comments

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Bouba Gamsonré was a victim of schizophrenia 15 years ago when he was in Cote d’Ivoire. Suddenly he became violent with himself and started wandering around the city. He was living on the street, and he no longer had contact with family and society. While being on a field visit, some volunteers of the SAULER Read More

Do more together, towards inclusion: Eye care

AgribusinessTV December 3, 2019 1172 No Comments

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Yanny Dembélé is a farmer and lost his eyesight three years ago when he was 67 years old. Since then, he became completely inactive. His family supported him in this difficult phase, but he was completely dependent on others and was discouraged. Thanks to the intervention of the Project for the Support of the Develop

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Socio-economic reinsertion

AgribusinessTV December 3, 2019 1262 No Comments

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After contracting measles at the age of 10, Irénée Traoré had lost sight. His life changed drastically and he could no ore play with his classmates, or walk around. In 2018, with the support of OCADES and CBM through the Project of Support for the Development of Eye Health in Mouhoun (PADESOM), he was trained Read More

Healthy ears and communication for all

AgribusinessTV December 3, 2019 1192 No Comments

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Ousmane Nacoulma had an ear disease called otitis when he was two years old. His parents tried to treat him with traditional medicine, but it was not successful. They then turned to modern medicine. Despite the treatment, Ousmane had difficulty hearing and this affected his studies. He passed his primary school exams w

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Gardens of survival

AgribusinessTV December 3, 2019 1276 No Comments

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After an injury, Mamouna Ouedraogo had to have her left foot amputated. Her husband abandoned her and her three children, and she found herself completely dependent on her parents. Due to inactivity, she was having bad thoughts all day long, and life was not easy. One day, she got in touch with CBM agents andRead More

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

AgribusinessTV June 1, 2019 1474 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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Capitalising youth experiences to inspire and replicate

AgribusinessTV May 27, 2019 1887 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 1726 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 1654 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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