Tag: entrepreneurship

Kenya: Low cost organic fertilizer from farm waste

AgribusinessTV September 19, 2017 2788 3 Comments

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Samuel Wanderi RIGU is the founder of Safi Organics Limited, a company that manufactures a low cost organic fertilizer from crops’ waste. Samuel saw that farmers were using expensive fertilizers to increase their yield, but instead the yield was decreasing. For him, this was inacceptable and he had to bring a solutio

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Cameroon: From helper to multi-millionaire farmer in 7 years

AgribusinessTV September 12, 2017 2087 1 Comment

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Auréol Sinclair MBAKOP is an agro-industry and food engineer. In 2010, he started the production of pineapple on ½ ha. Today, he cultivates several crops on over 100 ha. Auréol developed a passion for agriculture since his childhood when he went to his grandparents’ place and worked in the fields during school hol

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Cote d’Ivoire: The queen of “garba”

AgribusinessTV September 5, 2017 4082 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

Benin: Odile, a passion for innovation

AgribusinessTV August 22, 2017 1160 No Comments

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Odile GNONWIN is a graduate in Public Administration and Law. She is innovating in the processing of chufa into many derivative products. After an internship in public administration, Odile realised that it was not the career she wanted. She therefore decided to get into entrepreneurship. At university, she used to buy

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Premium quality “Kluiklui”

AgribusinessTV August 4, 2017 4061 No Comments

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According to Regis, “entrepreneurs are not in a race against each other. It is a personal race to improve yourself. It is not about comparing yourself to others, it is about being the best version of you. You have to remind yourself every day that you have the opportunity to get closer to fulfilling yourRead More

Demystifying Strawberry Production in Senegal

AgribusinessTV July 11, 2017 6378 No Comments

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Souleymane AGNE is a Horticultural Technician. In 2016, he ventured into the production of organic strawberries through his enterprise, BIO-AGRIPÔLES. Strawberry production is not common in Senegal. And after doing a trial, Souleymane saw that it was possible to grow this fruit in the country. In 2016, he decided to v

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An e-commerce platform for local agricultural products

AgribusinessTV April 27, 2017 2236 No Comments

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Awa CABA is an IT design engineer. After her studies, she launched SOORETUL with her friends. A platform that enables rural women to sell their agricultural products online. In 2011, Awa and her team identified some challenges in the agricultural sector in Senegal. One of the major problems was the marketing of proces

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Coconut chips in different flavours

AgribusinessTV April 14, 2017 1671 2 Comments

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Stéphane KOUAM, 35 years, is a graduate in Industrial Economy. In 2013, he founded a small enterprise that produces and markets coconut chips. Stéphane left his job to start his coconut chips business, but his first challenge was to find a blade that would allow him to slice the coconuts. Since he did not find Read More

Wassa-Wassa, the yam couscous

AgribusinessTV April 4, 2017 3981 No Comments

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Since March 2016, Maxime HOUNTONDJI and his wife Sonita TOSSOU have put “Wassa-Wassa Tchigan” on the market. An instant couscous made from yam. Sonita TOSSOU has worked all the time with her mother to sell yam in the market. After her studies, she wanted to start her own business and came up with the ideaRead More

Broulaye, the vegetable producer of Bamako

AgribusinessTV March 28, 2017 2923 No Comments

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Broulaye DIARRA, 40 years, is a vegetable producer. He learned crop production from his mother and made it his career. On his land of 3 hectares, Broulaye grows mainly vegetables such as celery, beetroot, turnip, cabbage and others. These vegetables are sold to women, who re-sell them to the customers in the city. With

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