Tag: entrepreneurship

Valorising local dishes

AgribusinessTV July 13, 2016 2753 No Comments

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In Ouagadougou, Marguerite VALIA, caterer, is involved in the valorisation of local agricultural products. Inspired by her mum, who is a pioneer in the catering business, Marguerite followed her footsteps and is gradually taking over her activities. Marguerite’s long-term project is to open a big restaurant or start

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Organic chocolate for the local market

AgribusinessTV July 8, 2016 1658 No Comments

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Natalie KPANTE is a graduate in sociology. In 2013, she created with five other young people, CHOCO TOGO, a cooperative that produces and markets organic chocolate. The story started when Natalie and her colleagues attended a training on agricultural entrepreneurship in the framework of a project called “Fair Young S

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Exploring the potential of drones for agriculture

AgribusinessTV July 5, 2016 1543 No Comments

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The use of drones for agriculture, a passing fad or a real potential? Guy Mouofo has his small ideas. A fan of drones, he is promoting their use among farmers in the North-West of Cameroon.

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His dream to be a pig breeder

AgribusinessTV June 22, 2016 1773 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 2110 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 1630 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 2110 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 2876 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 2148 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 2261 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