Tag: green jobs

Burkina Faso: Her fight against plastic bags

AgribusinessTV July 10, 2018 3603 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, Aïcha Traoré wants to replace plastic bags with paper bags. Aïcha saw how the use of plastic bags was becoming harmful to the environment. And she wanted to do something about it. Without any training, she learnt by herself to make paper bags. Today she has a business that works. “In 2017, Read More

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

AgribusinessTV October 3, 2017 3834 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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The gardens of hope

AgribusinessTV December 13, 2016 3146 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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Marcel the farmer and researcher

AgribusinessTV July 22, 2016 2167 No Comments

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“Agriculture for our parents was more for subsistence. But now we have to move beyond this. We have to feed ourselves and feed others as well. It’s not everyone who is called a farmer”, says Marcel. At Makognadougou, 300 km from Ouagadougou, Marcel Ouédraogo, farmer, puts his competencies at the disposal of farm

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Roméo at the school of earthworms

AgribusinessTV June 29, 2016 1857 No Comments

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Roméo DOU, microbiologist, uses earthworms to produce natural and eco-friendly fertilizers from cocoa residues. Believing in an ideal, notably an agriculture which is eco-friendly, and succeeding to make a it business that is profitable. This is the exploit of Roméo Dou, young Ivorian of 37 years. He uses earthworms

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Organic from father to son

AgribusinessTV May 17, 2016 2643 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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