Tag: agriculture

Burkina Faso: A determined rabbit farmer

AgribusinessTV January 19, 2024 1143 No Comments

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Harouna COMPAORÉ ventured into rabbit farming in 2016. At that time, there were not many breeders specialised in this type of farming, and he learned as he went along. Over time, he encountered several occasions where he lost almost all of his rabbits. However, he remained determined and never hesitated to start again

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Burkina Faso: He succeeds through poultry farming

AgribusinessTV January 16, 2024 186 No Comments

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Blaise ZONGO left his job to venture into poultry production. To establish a marketing channel for the chickens he produces, he initiated a grill house with a specialty in garlic-grilled chicken. Presently, his grilled chicken is highly acclaimed by customers, and he is pleased with the progress achieved. He shared his

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Burkina Faso : Chasing unemployment with porridge

AgribusinessTV December 22, 2023 1242 No Comments

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Latifatou SAWADOGO holds a degree in transport and logistics. When she graduated, she was struggling to find a job, and it was during her search for jobs that the idea of setting up her own business was born. Set up in 2019, “Ma bouillie préférée” transforms cereals into porridge and couscous for infants

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Burkina Faso: Doctor and biscuit producer

AgribusinessTV December 15, 2023 1235 No Comments

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Eliézer YALGUIA, founder of “SIWIÉ INDUSTRY”, is a young medical student with a passion for pastry-making. After his A-levels, he went to his uncle’s restaurant to manage the internet connection, where he became interested in pastry-making. Today, he processes local produce into biscuits called R

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Burkina Faso: A school dropout, he succeeds in the soy industry

AgribusinessTV November 30, 2023 1292 No Comments

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Daniel ABONGTÉ is the founder of “Terre Africaine”, a company specialised in soybean production and processing. After dropping out of school, Daniel overcame obstacles to become a successful entrepreneur. In his factory, he processes 10 tonnes of soya every day, working with a network of 460 producers. His

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Discovery: A motorbike transformed into a farm equipment

AgribusinessTV November 14, 2023 1408 No Comments

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Cultivating the soil with traditional power tillers involves walking behind the machine by hand, a problem that farmers are seeking to solve in order to increase the efficiency of their operations. Ousmane KABORÉ, founder of the “Société de Recherche et de Conception”, has come up with an ingenious solut

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Burkina Faso: Stung by the passion for bees

AgribusinessTV November 7, 2023 1262 No Comments

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Wenhaouté YACARI is a beekeeper and the village chief of Bourou, situated in the Centre-South region of Burkina Faso. Since childhood, he has been passionate about bee and honey production. This passion led him to pursue apiculture. After initial training, he dedicated many years to mastering the necessary skills. Tod

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Discovery: A machine to shred agricultural by-products

AgribusinessTV October 31, 2023 1380 No Comments

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At the recently concluded National Forum for Research and Technological Innovation (FRSIT), which took place from 24 – 28 October 2023 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, many innovations were presented to the public. One specifically caught our eye, a machine to shred agricultural by-products, which enables farmers to

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Burkina Faso: A young and daring fish farmer

AgribusinessTV August 29, 2023 1326 No Comments

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After obtaining his BEPC (first secondary school diploma), François Yaam d’Assisse ILBOUDO set out to become an entrepreneur. Although his parents did not support him in this venture, as they wanted him to continue his studies, he went ahead and founded “Firme Yaam d’Assise”. This company speci

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Burkina Faso: Drought-resistant sorghum varieties

AgribusinessTV August 3, 2023 1278 No Comments

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Faced with climatic challenges such as irregular rainy seasons and droughts, the Institute for the Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA) has developed improved varieties adapted to this difficult context. Recently, new varieties of improved sorghum seed have been registered, including “Soumbatimi”,

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