Tag: Food

Burkina Faso: Millet, a cereal with multiple benefits

AgribusinessTV September 6, 2023 1354 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, millet has much more than just nutritional value. It embodies resilience and plays an essential role in many traditional practices. Specialists often recommend millet flour-based porridges to restore the health of malnourished children, demonstrating its vital role in the well-being of the very young.

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Burkina Faso: Doctorate in Pharmacy and producer of “gapal”

AgribusinessTV August 22, 2023 1387 No Comments

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Adama DICKO is a doctoral student in Pharmacy and founder of the company “Gapal La Merveille”. She specialises in the production and marketing of “gapal”, a traditional dish made from yoghurt and millet. Adama DICKO learned to prepare gapal within the family. With financial support from her fath

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Burkina Faso: Drought-resistant sorghum varieties

AgribusinessTV August 3, 2023 1280 No Comments

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Faced with climatic challenges such as irregular rainy seasons and droughts, the Institute for the Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA) has developed improved varieties adapted to this difficult context. Recently, new varieties of improved sorghum seed have been registered, including “Soumbatimi”,

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Burkina Faso: Accountant turned butcher

AgribusinessTV July 12, 2023 1259 No Comments

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Flavien KABORÉ has a degree in accounting. He discovered his passion for the meat trade when he was looking for a job as an accountant in a butchery. After working as a butcher for several years, he acquired the expertise in meat processing. So, in 2012, he founded his own business, “Boucherie Royale.” At

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Burkina Faso: Rabbit breeder and feed producer

AgribusinessTV September 21, 2022 1815 No Comments

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With the increase in demand for rabbit feed, as well as an increase in the number of breeders, rabbit feed on the Burkunabè market was insufficient. A professional rabbit farmer since 2018, Lassané TIENDREGEOGO, an accountant by training, used to feed his rabbits mainly with feed from Benin. The production of rabbit

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Burkina Faso: The benefits of red goat’s milk

AgribusinessTV August 30, 2022 2449 No Comments

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Originating from Niger, precisely from Maradi in the south, the red goat is recognisable with its characteristics which are among others its coat, its abundant fur resembling woolly sheep and its size superior to local goats. Considered as a milking goat, the red goat produces about 1.5 litres per day. A higher milk pr

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Try it at home: “Made in Benin” soy milk

AgribusinessTV August 26, 2022 1924 No Comments

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It is well known that to make yoghurt, processors use animal-based milk such as cow’s milk, goat’s milk or camel’s milk. But, it is also possible to make it with soya milk. When properly processed, soy is beneficial to health. In Benin, Capella DOVONOU, Founder of Saveurs Nouvelles, a food start-up ma

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Burkina Faso: Initiatives supporting local milk production

AgribusinessTV August 23, 2022 1917 No Comments

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To develop the dairy sector in Burkina Faso, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Fisheries, through its Animal Production Department, has undertaken several actions. The Ministry is working to increase animal production by crossing local breeds with imported breeds in order to have cross-breeds capable of

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Burkina Faso: Artificial insemination to boost dairy farming

AgribusinessTV August 22, 2022 6361 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, the mission of the National Centre for the Multiplication of Performing Animals (CEMAP) is to promote milk production. The centre takes semen from milk-producing breeds imported from Europe and then implants them into local breeds that have the potential for resistance and adaptation. This process, cal

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Getting together to better process local milk

AgribusinessTV August 2, 2022 1810 No Comments

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In 1993, with the help of the Ministry in charge of breeding and animal health actors, dairy farmers in the northern region of Burkina Faso, in Ouahigouya, decided to set up a mini-dairy, currently managed by Adama Ibrahim DIALLO. The unit went from processing five liters of milk per day to a production capacity of Read More