Tag: entrepreneurship

Spouses and associates in poultry farming

AgribusinessTV January 10, 2017 1548 No Comments

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Hervé DOMAGNI is a graduate in accounting. His wife, Ella Marcelle NÉNÉ is a communication graduate. After several years of unemployment, the couple ventured into poultry farming in Agnibilekrou. After his studies, Hervé was managing a telephone booth in Abidjan. But it was not profitable. One day, he decided to go

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Ousmane invents a motorised plough

AgribusinessTV December 26, 2016 1056 No Comments

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Ousmane BÉRÉ left school at 3rd standard. He joined the welding workshop of his dad, where he conceived a motorised plough. In his workshop, Ousmane makes carts, animal-drawn ploughs, wheelbarrows, doors, windows, and other tools. But his innovation is the motorised plough, that does not need to be pulled by a cattle

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Chily, mum’s recipe revisited

AgribusinessTV December 21, 2016 1205 No Comments

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Jacques Henri SIKA is inspired by a traditional family recipe. Four years ago, he has put on the market, a chilli with different seasonings. The mother of Jacques used to make chilli to offer to people as part of their custom. And Jacques saw a potential in commercialising it. He started the production, processing and<

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The gardens of hope

AgribusinessTV December 13, 2016 1181 No Comments

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Five youths from Benin and Niger are testing and advising farmers on agro-ecological techniques. With a background in organic agriculture, Souleymane ABDOU-BAHAR understood the importance of eating safe and healthy vegetables. When he arrived in Benin, he noticed that farmers were not using pesticides correctly. And th

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Cassava in all its forms

AgribusinessTV December 8, 2016 2111 No Comments

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In Central Africa, cassava is considered as one of the strategic crops because of its contribution to food and nutrition security, as well as job creation, especially for women and youth. But at the same time, there are still many challenges along the cassava value chain at the level of production, post-harvest managem

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”Ndokayo”, the lemongrass tea

AgribusinessTV December 6, 2016 1781 No Comments

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“The only thing that I can really say is that I feel good here in Douala. I produce lemongrass in my field, I have started to market it and I feel good about it.” Pavel AYIMNEI After studying finance in France, Pavel AYIMNEI returned to Cameroon where he worked 10 years as an advisor for small enterprises. Read More

From the European dream to agriculture champion

AgribusinessTV November 22, 2016 948 No Comments

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Fabrice NIANGUI is a graduate in Civil Engineering. After he lost his job in 2012, he attempts to migrate illegally to Europe without success, and finally finds his happiness in agriculture. In the search for a better future, Fabrice risked his life and went to Tunisia by sea. But there, he saw something that encourage

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Successful return after years of adventure

AgribusinessTV November 15, 2016 954 No Comments

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Sanoussi Babouya SILLA spent 20 years outside Mali. In 2012, he returns and launch a dairy farm named “Bouya Gounè Farm”. After living in Angola, Indonesia, the United States and other countries for many years, Sanoussi decides to return back to Mali and do business. But the return has not been easy due to cultur

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Transforming his farm into a training centre

AgribusinessTV November 11, 2016 1066 No Comments

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Adamou Kimba Aboubacar is an agricultural engineer. In 2012, he started the farm “SAHELBIO”, that he is transforming gradually into a training centre. During his studies at University, Aboubacar saw that there is a potential in poultry farming in Niger, as there is a demand for it that is not satisfied. After his s

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Minting fortunes from garlic

AgribusinessTV November 8, 2016 2001 No Comments

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Moses Karimi GITHAIGA runs Saumu Centre Limited, a garlic seed production and training hub. Moses used to sharpen knives to earn a living. But after while, he realised that the work was laborious and did not pay off. So, he got into agriculture. He started with tomatoes and French beans, but it did not work.Read More