Tag: ICT

Burkina Faso: Social networks to strengthen market linkages

AgribusinessTV August 26, 2020 1071 No Comments

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“In fact, the problem wasn’t production. It was marketing, which was causing us difficulties,” says Sayouba Sawadogo, agripreneur of the iDEAL Burkina project. One of the difficulties encountered by agricultural entrepreneurs is the marketing of their produce. To overcome this problem, the iDEAL project gives

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Burkina Faso: Autonomous thanks to crop production

AgribusinessTV August 24, 2020 1121 No Comments

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Crop production is one of the main revenue-generating activities in Burkina Faso. Abdouramane SANOU is a young entrepreneur who took the opportunity made it his profession, which allows him to support his family. “My motivation is firstly the love of the work and then the drive. It’s a profitable activity which

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Burkina Faso: A national rice champion

AgribusinessTV August 20, 2020 1104 No Comments

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Through her business, ECO PRES BF, Awa Sylla, beneficiary of iDEAL project in Burkina Faso, promotes local Burkinabe products. Specifically, the national rice. “It’s true that I started with a fashion business, selling used articles, usually called “goodbye France”. On the side, I had this shop and I was sp

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Burkina Faso: The market gardener 2.0

AgribusinessTV August 18, 2020 855 No Comments

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After his master’s in sociology, Jean Bosco SAWADOGO, decided to venture into market gardening. A field in which he excels and becomes a role model for his community. “Today, things are going well. Even if it wasn’t easy at first, like any other beginning. But with time, the first failures we had were lessons

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Burkina Faso: Online market for fresh fruits and vegetables

AgribusinessTV August 13, 2020 1076 No Comments

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In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Mireille BAKAWAN brings an innovation that makes things easier for cooking. Her company, Zinbiss Yaar, provides customers with pre-vegetables. “I worked in a research firm and the working hours were not really flexible. Sometimes, I dreamed of going home to find that all my cooking i

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Burkina Faso : AGREEL BURKINA, the farm that unites agriculture and livestock

AgribusinessTV August 11, 2020 1094 No Comments

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In Diaradougou, Burkina Faso, after his studies in agriculture, Ali Ouattara decided to come back home to start his career as an agricultural entrepreneur. He created his company called AGREEL Burkina. With determination and perseverance, he grew from 1 hectare to 12 hectares of farmed land and employs four people. Sin

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Burkina Faso : On the road to sustainable agriculture

AgribusinessTV August 6, 2020 98 No Comments

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Yaya PARE is a young agricultural entrepreneur, who is a beneficiary of the iDEAL project in Burkina Faso. On a land of 17 hectares, Yaya PARE combines several productions such as cereals, vegetables, livestock and fruit trees. “My pride is my job. I was awarded the agriculture medal in 2017, and it was a great Read More

SAHEL: Digitalisation for an agriculture which is climate-smart and more attractive to youth

AgribusinessTV June 17, 2019 347 No Comments

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On 17 and 18 April 2019, the regional Conference on Geodata for Water and Agriculture was held in Ouagadougou, on the theme: “IT services and geo-spatial data in the field of climate-smart agriculture: digitalisation to increase business opportunities and entrepreneurship of youth and women”. Organised by t

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Looking back at Pitch AgriHack 2017

AgribusinessTV April 9, 2018 2221 No Comments

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Led by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017 was open for young ICT start-ups from the West African region offering services to the agriculture sector. Winning teams received a cash prizes of up to €15,000 from CTA, as well as other prizes, promotional supp

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Cote d’Ivoire: Intelligent field management with drones

AgribusinessTV March 27, 2018 2856 No Comments

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Aboubacar KARIM, an engineer in agricultural economics develops services for an intelligent management of agricultural plots. Aboubacar developed a passion for agriculture since he was in secondary school. This eventually led him to choose studies in agricultural economics in Canada. After his studies and his diploma i

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