Tag: agriculture

Ollasset leaves the medical field for organic agriculture

AgribusinessTV October 19, 2016 977 No Comments

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Ollasset Djoro AHOUO is a young entrepreneur in Cote d’Ivoire. In 2009, she leaves the faculty of medicine to study agriculture. Today, she produces and markets organic fruits and vegetables. Her parents’ dream was for her to become a doctor. But her dream was to be an agricultural entrepreneur. Ollasset followed h

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He wants to become the tomato king

AgribusinessTV October 3, 2016 977 No Comments

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Jean Marie KAMENI is senior technician in agricultural entrepreneurship. He came out of agricultural school as a laureate in 2015 and ventured into tomato production. Jean Marie is not cultivating tomato like everybody else in his region. He brought in his own technique of planting vertically, and it has proven to be

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Coffee with African flavours

AgribusinessTV September 20, 2016 877 No Comments

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Lamine BAKAYOKO holds a degree in agro-ecology. In 2010, he ventured into the coffee roasting business, which is declining in Cote d’Ivoire. Lamine had a business plan already when he was at school. But he soon realised that the project was too big and no one was willing to fund it. So, he changed everything Read More

Yorossi builds his dreams on family farming

AgribusinessTV September 14, 2016 772 No Comments

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Yorossi KOUHOUN manages a family farm of 30 hectares. He produces cotton, sorghum, millet, maize and groundnut. “It’s on agriculture that I rely to dream bigger. And for this, I work. By working, we are sure to get money and able to meet our needs,” says Yorossi.

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Local fruit juice cocktails

AgribusinessTV September 13, 2016 894 No Comments

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Fresnellia SAGBO holds a degree in food technology and is pursuing her PhD. In 2012, she started her enterprise “Les Jus Freshy”, specialised in the production of local fruit juice cocktails. Fresnellia started to make baobab juice with 5,000 FCFA. At the beginning, her relatives were buying her products to encoura

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Joining forces to build a business empire

AgribusinessTV September 9, 2016 1316 No Comments

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Two brothers, Magen and Kanen Chinatamby founded a company in to supply high quality fruits and vegetables in Mauritius. They started modestly with the sale of fruits and vegetables at the market with their father. Today, the company is employing over 140 people and distributing its products to 40 hotels around the cou

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Taking over the abandoned family farm

AgribusinessTV September 5, 2016 927 No Comments

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Hawaou Mariko, holds a degree in enterprise management. In 2014, she takes over the abandoned family farm, and makes it a diversified agricultural enterprise. After completing her studies, Hawaou did not want to look for a job. She wanted to be an entrepreneur. With a loan from her father, she started farming on the f

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Maths teacher and farmer

AgribusinessTV September 2, 2016 2135 No Comments

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Francis Wendpanga IMA is the director of the college of Bagré (Centre-East of Burkina). He is also involved in crop and livestock farming, as well as the transformation of rice. The fact that Francis is employed by the government did not prevent him from investing into agriculture. His colleagues in teaching see him a

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Transforming weaknesses into strengths

AgribusinessTV August 26, 2016 904 No Comments

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Thomas ASSOGBA is a mechanic and welder in Benin. In 2009, he ventured into the production of oil from neem, soybean, cotton and other products. According to his uncle, Thomas was not very good at school. So, he decided to remove Thomas from school so that he learns mechanics and welding. Once he became aRead More

Growing crops in the house

AgribusinessTV August 23, 2016 1138 No Comments

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Flavien KOUATCHA, is an engineer in Cameroon. In 2015, he founded “Save Our Agriculture”, a start-up specialised in the conception of aquaponic kits. Aquaponics is a technique that combines fish farming (aquaculture) with soil-less culture of plants (hydroponics). Flavien makes individual aquaponic kits for people

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