Tag: entrepreneurship

His dream to be a pig breeder

AgribusinessTV June 22, 2016 1359 No Comments

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Alphonse Sié PALM, 32 years, business advisor in Ouagadougou, is involved pig production in his native village since he left University. With about a hundred pigs, he hopes to gradually make it his main activity. The history with the pigs goes back to his childhood. It’s a family activity that was limited to the pro

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Shea caterpillar to fight malnutrition

AgribusinessTV June 14, 2016 1867 No Comments

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Kahitouo HIEN, engineer in agro-chemistry, works on the development of nutritional solutions with shea caterpillar through his enterprise FASOPRO. Kahitouo got into entrepreneurship at a very young age. He started to rear livestock animals to finance his studies and from that experience, he knew that entrepreneurship i

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Taming the coconut juice

AgribusinessTV June 6, 2016 1434 No Comments

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Chérif AKEDJOU, holder of a degree in marketing, ventured into the production and marketing of bottled coconut water in 2012. Despite the reluctance of his parents who wanted him to get a “more decent” work. Chérif saw the potential of coconut juice as a product and there was a demand for it on the market. Read More

Transforming moringa leaves into tea

AgribusinessTV June 3, 2016 1873 No Comments

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At Ouahigouya, in the north of Burkina Faso, Safiatou ROAMBA transforms moringa leaves into tea. At the beginning, Safiatou was looking for the leaves of moringa for her husband who was sick. This is how she discovered the virtues of moringa and decided to produce, transform and market this plant with multiple virtues.

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Taking over the family enterprise

AgribusinessTV June 1, 2016 2390 No Comments

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Halatou DEM holds a degree in finance. In 2011, she took over “Danaya Cereals”, an enterprise involved in the transformation and marketing of agricultural products founded by her mother in 1992. Her ambition is to do better than her mother, thanks to her academic competencies. She has worked on the restructuration

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Organic from father to son

AgribusinessTV May 17, 2016 1708 No Comments

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In the Savadogo family, the engagement for organic agriculture is transmitted from father to son. Claude Arsène Savadogo holds two Masters degrees. One in rural economy and agro-enterprises, and another one in economics, project finance and public policies. With these, he could have easily found a job in the public or

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An accountant mutating into a farmer

AgribusinessTV May 12, 2016 1834 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

A passion that pays off

AgribusinessTV May 5, 2016 1582 No Comments

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Richard Moné is employed in an NGO based in Ouagadougou. At the same time, he is developing his business in the production of layers and other birds at Loumbila, a locality situated at 20 km from the capital city of Burkina Faso. A passion that has started to pay off for him. With about 1000Read More

Successful return to the land after school

AgribusinessTV May 5, 2016 1296 No Comments

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After leaving agricultural school in early 2000’s, Roland could have become a veterinarian or a forestry officer, like his parents wanted. But he had other plans, to become an agricultural entrepreneur. Today, Roland Vignonfodo is an accomplished agricultural entrepreneur. With a lot of patience and self-sacrifice, h

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