Tag: agriculture

Transforming his farm into a training centre

AgribusinessTV November 11, 2016 1885 No Comments

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Adamou Kimba Aboubacar is an agricultural engineer. In 2012, he started the farm “SAHELBIO”, that he is transforming gradually into a training centre. During his studies at University, Aboubacar saw that there is a potential in poultry farming in Niger, as there is a demand for it that is not satisfied. After his s

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Minting fortunes from garlic

AgribusinessTV November 8, 2016 3481 No Comments

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Moses Karimi GITHAIGA runs Saumu Centre Limited, a garlic seed production and training hub. Moses used to sharpen knives to earn a living. But after while, he realised that the work was laborious and did not pay off. So, he got into agriculture. He started with tomatoes and French beans, but it did not work.Read More

Drones for precision agriculture

AgribusinessTV November 1, 2016 2391 1 Comment

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How can drones benefit farmers in Africa? We visited the pineapple farm of Joshua AYINBORA, a young farmer from Ghana, for a field demonstration on the use of drones. Joshua got curious about drones and asked his friend who owns a drone to fly it over his farm. When the images were analysed, it wasRead More

A coach for aspiring agricultural entrepreneurs

AgribusinessTV October 25, 2016 1926 No Comments

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Neuly BEHANZIN is a coaching consultant. In 2015, she created “PANAFRICANA”, a farm school for young agricultural entrepreneurs. While discussing with youth, Neuly realised that many wanted to get into agriculture. But they needed to be trained and coached. As she was herself not into farming, people were not convi

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Ollasset leaves the medical field for organic agriculture

AgribusinessTV October 19, 2016 1357 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 1433 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 1635 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 1075 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 1335 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 2105 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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