Tag: agribusiness

Sarah MESBAHI: “When you fall off your horse, you have to go back up”

AgribusinessTV October 24, 2017 1479 No Comments

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Sarah MESBAHI is a young chocolatier from Belgium. With a background in Human Resource Management, Sarah had a passion for chocolate making. And to bring her passion to a professional level, she decided to take a course in chocolate and confectionery, and she completed it by attending evening classes. After her graduat

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Burkina Faso: M’YAABA, solar incubators made in Burkina

AgribusinessTV October 3, 2017 6202 9 Comments

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Eugène ROUAMBA is an electrician, and has a passion for poultry breeding. He uses his knowledge in electronic conception to develop a range of high-performing solar incubators of different capacities: 200, 400, 1000, 3000 eggs. “Very often, people take me for a crazy person because of the work that we are doing. Peo

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Kenya: Low cost organic fertilizer from farm waste

AgribusinessTV September 19, 2017 5340 3 Comments

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Samuel Wanderi RIGU is the founder of Safi Organics Limited, a company that manufactures a low cost organic fertilizer from crops’ waste. Samuel saw that farmers were using expensive fertilizers to increase their yield, but instead the yield was decreasing. For him, this was inacceptable and he had to bring a solutio

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Cameroon: From helper to multi-millionaire farmer in 7 years

AgribusinessTV September 12, 2017 4091 1 Comment

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Auréol Sinclair MBAKOP is an agro-industry and food engineer. In 2010, he started the production of pineapple on ½ ha. Today, he cultivates several crops on over 100 ha. Auréol developed a passion for agriculture since his childhood when he went to his grandparents’ place and worked in the fields during school hol

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Cote d’Ivoire: The queen of “garba”

AgribusinessTV September 5, 2017 2670 No Comments

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Justine YAO did not get the chance to go to school. She has transformed her sewing workshop into production site for cassava semolina called “attieke”. With her sewing business, Justine was not able to cater for the needs of her family and pay the house rent by the end of each month. Therefore, she started Read More

Benin: Odile, a passion for innovation

AgribusinessTV August 22, 2017 3821 No Comments

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Odile GNONWIN is a graduate in Public Administration and Law. She is innovating in the processing of chufa into many derivative products. After an internship in public administration, Odile realised that it was not the career she wanted. She therefore decided to get into entrepreneurship. At university, she used to buy

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Burkina Faso : Catching up with Richard Mone

AgribusinessTV August 15, 2017 2462 1 Comment

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One year later, we went to visit Richard Moné on his farm in Loumbila, Burkina Faso. Richard is one of the first agricultural entrepreneur on whom Agribusiness TV did a video in 2016. “I think that as an entrepreneur, there is nothing more satisfying than an organisation such as Agribusiness TV comes to us to Read More

Creating youth opportunities through mushrooms

AgribusinessTV June 27, 2017 2666 2 Comments

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Paul KISIANGANI was unemployed. In 2006, along with 24 other youths, he started producing and selling fresh and dried oyster mushrooms. Paul was motivated to start Galaxy United Youth Group (GUYG) because of the high level of unemployment among youths in Kenya. He chose mushroom production because it does not require a

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An e-commerce platform for local agricultural products

AgribusinessTV April 27, 2017 3489 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 3260 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