Tag: agriculture

Yorossi builds his dreams on family farming

AgribusinessTV September 14, 2016 1094 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 1358 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 2134 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 1417 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 2569 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 1220 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 1677 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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A woman in man’s universe of crop production

AgribusinessTV August 19, 2016 1245 No Comments

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Daniele NDA holds a degree in banking and finance. Since 2006, she has created her enterprise specialised in crop production in Benin. Daniele started her activities on a family farm that was abandoned. But despite it being a family farm, her parents were not happy when she decided venture into farming. According to he

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An inventor at the service of the agri-food sector

AgribusinessTV August 17, 2016 1853 No Comments

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Edouard AKAKPO-LADO is an electro-mechanical engineer from Togo. He invents machines for agricultural transformation. From a very young age, Edouard liked to create. He used to make small objects such as plastic aeroplanes with materials he bought from his savings. After secondary school, he joined the University to st

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Livestock farming started with a school loan

AgribusinessTV August 16, 2016 1372 No Comments

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Hamado Bonkoungou, 40 years, works in an aviation company. In parallel, he runs a business of fattening big and small ruminants in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 2011, Hamado was forced to take 110 leave days from work. He found it long and was looking for something to do during that time. This is when heRead More