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Burkina Faso : On the road to sustainable agriculture

AgribusinessTV August 6, 2020 22 No Comments

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Yaya PARE is a young agricultural entrepreneur, who is a beneficiary of the iDEAL project in Burkina Faso. On a land of 17 hectares, Yaya PARE combines several productions such as cereals, vegetables, livestock and fruit trees. “My pride is my job. I was awarded the agriculture medal in 2017, and it was a great Read More

Burkina Faso: Rural farmers turned into sustainable entrepreneurs

AgribusinessTV June 17, 2020 1156 No Comments

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In Salogo, a rural commune in the region of Plateau Central in Burkina Faso, agro-sylvo-pastoral activities occupy more than 90% of the population who derive most of their income from them. Yet, many households are plagued by poverty and food insecurity. Taking advantage of the presence of surface water reserves, many

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Burkina Faso: The pyramid for soilless culture takes off

AgribusinessTV February 4, 2020 1623 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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Burkina Faso: Transform locally to boost production

AgribusinessTV June 14, 2019 764 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, less than 20% of agro-sylvo-pastoral products are processed. This low level of processing not only increases the risk of post-harvest losses, but limits income opportunities for local stakeholders. To address this issue, the Drylands Development Programme (DryDev), through its implementing partners, SN

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Burkina Faso: Grow more and better with less water

AgribusinessTV June 11, 2019 1771 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 1582 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: ALEPA or excellence in corn processing

AgribusinessTV May 10, 2019 1914 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 1802 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 2180 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 1962 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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