Tag: cassava

Burkina Faso: FASO ATTIEKE to transform the local cassava

AgribusinessTV January 15, 2019 2320 No Comments

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Florence BASSONO is an executive assistant by training. She created FASO ATTIEKE, a company that processes and markets local cassava. Being under threat of being sacked by her employer, Florence began to look for business ideas. She first tries trade, but it was a failure. This activity was not made for her. In a secon

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Burkina Faso: Dried attiéké to reduce waste

AgribusinessTV October 23, 2018 2102 No Comments

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In 2002, Sabine NANA and her friends left Côte d’Ivoire during the war. They are rebuilding their lives in Burkina Faso through the processing of cassava into fresh and dried attiéké (cassava couscous). Sabine and her friends started their business in shea butter and sprouted millet, but it was not profitable

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Cote d’Ivoire: Student and aspiring agri-entrepreneur

AgribusinessTV November 14, 2017 2288 No Comments

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Marie-Therese TANOH is a student in Economics. Recently, she ventured into the production of cassava and vegetables. Marie-Therese got interested in agriculture following a course that she did on agricultural economics at University. She discovered the importance of the agriculture to her country’s economy and its ro

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Cote d’Ivoire: The queen of “garba”

AgribusinessTV September 5, 2017 2607 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

Gluten-free cassava flour for a niche market

AgribusinessTV February 14, 2017 1814 No Comments

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Elizabeth GIKEBE is a software developer. She is processing gluten free cassava flour and cassava starch, targeted at consumers allergic to gluten. When processing cassava, the main product is cassava flour, but Elizabeth also uses the by-products. The waste is used as animal feed, and she also makes glue from cassava

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Cassava in all its forms

AgribusinessTV December 8, 2016 2030 No Comments

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In Central Africa, cassava is considered as one of the strategic crops because of its contribution to food and nutrition security, as well as job creation, especially for women and youth. But at the same time, there are still many challenges along the cassava value chain at the level of production, post-harvest managem

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An accountant mutating into a farmer

AgribusinessTV May 12, 2016 853 No Comments

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Alain AYENA is an accountant since 2001 in a big company in Benin. In 2014, he decides to leave all and venture into agriculture. “About 10 years ago, I noticed that some lorries were leaving the north of Benin with cargos of tomatoes, chillies, and other vegetables. I have asked some people to know whether Read More

Innovating on a saturated market

AgribusinessTV May 5, 2016 968 No Comments

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With a degree in law, Dorothy Selamo’s first dream was to become a judge, administrator or to open her own firm to practice law. But today she found her happiness in agribusiness. Dorothy Selamo has founded Gariland International, a company based in Mbalmayo, a town situated at 45 km from Yaoundé in Cameroon. Sh

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