Tag: entrepreneurship

Cameroon: Conquering the maize value chain

AgribusinessTV February 27, 2018 2306 No Comments

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Loïc KAMWA is a graduate in Business Administration. He produces maize on 30 hectares of land for the local market. Loïc saw that there was a lot of uncultivated land in Cameroon and at the same time, there was a huge potential for maize production. He started cultivating maize on 4 hectares, and was managing Read More

Kenya: A one stop shop for poultry farmers

AgribusinessTV February 20, 2018 2726 No Comments

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Abisai Nandi founded Chicken Basket to offer poultry farmers all the services they need under one roof. As a poultry farmer himself, Abisai saw the challenges that the activity involved. These challenges included access to quality inputs, information and training, and also marketing of the birds. To address these, he b

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Benin: The fruity and spicy liquor

AgribusinessTV February 6, 2018 2311 No Comments

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Mabel ADEKAMBI, is a graduate in tourism. In 2015, she launched “King of Soto”, a liquor made from palm wine. Mabel’s entrepreneurial journey started in 2012 when she decided to make her own drinks for Christmas Eve, because shop-bought liquor was not within her budget. A year later, some friends came over to her

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Cote d’Ivoire: Fresh and natural fruit juice bar

AgribusinessTV January 31, 2018 3178 No Comments

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Cynthia Aïssy ADÉDIRAN, is a graduate in marketing and communications. She has a great passion for fruits and vegetables. As a big fan of soft drinks, Cynthia used to drink them a lot and barely consumed water. At some point in time she was faced with some health issues and with the help of a dietician,Read More

Guinea: The big dreams of Boubacar

AgribusinessTV December 12, 2017 2310 No Comments

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Boubacar Aliou DIALLO, is a graduate in telecommunications. He created “Safiagribusiness”, a company involved in crop and livestock production. After his graduation, Boubacar was right away confronted by unemployment. He wanted to start a business, but he was not sure in which field to venture. Looking around him,

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Kenya: Aquaponics, produce more in less space

AgribusinessTV December 6, 2017 7743 15 Comments

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Daniel Kimani is an industrial engineering graduate. In a greenhouse of 1500 m2, he rears fish, and grows fruits and vegetables. According to Daniel, with his greenhouse of just 1500m2, the productivity with the aquaponics system is like cultivating on one acre of land. In addition, his aquaponics system is powered by

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Cote d’Ivoire: Pineapple, the heritage of the AKA family

AgribusinessTV November 28, 2017 2656 No Comments

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Jean-Baptiste ANGOUA produces over 80 tonnes of pineapples/year on a land of 35 ha. These pineapples are mainly destined for the local market. Inspired by his uncle, who is one of the largest pineapple producer in the country, Jean-Baptiste started his own farm when he left school. His objective is to be an even bigger

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Cote d’Ivoire: Student and aspiring agri-entrepreneur

AgribusinessTV November 14, 2017 2332 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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Régis EZIN: “Failure is still a beautiful thing when you know how to take advantage of it”

AgribusinessTV November 7, 2017 1999 No Comments

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Regis EZIN is a serial entrepreneur from Benin. While he has had many successes, Regis has also known failures in his career. In this video, he tells us about one of his initiatives that did not work very well, but he learned a lot from the experience.

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Sarah MESBAHI: “When you fall off your horse, you have to go back up”

AgribusinessTV October 24, 2017 1479 No Comments

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Sarah MESBAHI is a young chocolatier from Belgium. With a background in Human Resource Management, Sarah had a passion for chocolate making. And to bring her passion to a professional level, she decided to take a course in chocolate and confectionery, and she completed it by attending evening classes. After her graduat

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