Tag: entrepreneurship

Charly Tchatch: “Sometimes, we need to fail to discover that good door which is ours”

AgribusinessTV October 17, 2017 1597 No Comments

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In this first video of our series on “Our Sweet Failures”, Charly Tchatch, a young entrepreneur from Gabon shares his story and reflections on failure. These difficult situations that has led him to unexpected success.

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Burkina Faso: M’YAABA, solar incubators made in Burkina

AgribusinessTV October 3, 2017 6208 9 Comments

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Eugène ROUAMBA is an electrician, and has a passion for poultry breeding. He uses his knowledge in electronic conception to develop a range of high-performing solar incubators of different capacities: 200, 400, 1000, 3000 eggs. “Very often, people take me for a crazy person because of the work that we are doing. Peo

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Kenya: Low cost organic fertilizer from farm waste

AgribusinessTV September 19, 2017 5354 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 4095 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 2674 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 3823 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 1689 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 2687 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 3492 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 3266 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