Tag: innovation

Burkina Faso: A winning mentality

AgribusinessTV July 16, 2024 1062 No Comments

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Abdoulaye ILBOUDO’s adventure in fish farming began after a number of misadventures with poor quality fish bought at a local market. Determined to put an end to this situation and to fight against poor quality imported fish, he decided to get training in fish farming. Armed with his knowledge, he then set up the

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Burkina Faso : Mechanising peanut processing

AgribusinessTV March 26, 2024 1574 No Comments

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Sylvain CONGO is a born entrepreneur. From selling water to running a fast food restaurant, he now runs a peanut production and processing business. He has understood that the processing of peanuts is not linked to gender. So he made it his business. His company, “Arapiko”, offers a wide range of peanut-bas

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Burkina Faso: He produces corn juice

AgribusinessTV January 10, 2024 1709 No Comments

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In Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, the company, “Entreprise TRAORÉ et Fils”, specialises in the processing of cereals, tubers and non-wood products. The manager, Yaya TRAORÉ, shares his experience in juice production, particularly the famous maize juice. Initially run by his mother, then passed on to the so

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Discovery: A motorbike transformed into a farm equipment

AgribusinessTV November 14, 2023 1729 No Comments

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Cultivating the soil with traditional power tillers involves walking behind the machine by hand, a problem that farmers are seeking to solve in order to increase the efficiency of their operations. Ousmane KABORÉ, founder of the “Société de Recherche et de Conception”, has come up with an ingenious solut

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Discovery: A machine to shred agricultural by-products

AgribusinessTV October 31, 2023 1731 No Comments

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At the recently concluded National Forum for Research and Technological Innovation (FRSIT), which took place from 24 – 28 October 2023 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, many innovations were presented to the public. One specifically caught our eye, a machine to shred agricultural by-products, which enables farmers to

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Burkina Faso: Young people from Kiembara’s artisanal gold sites return to agriculture to restore degraded lands through innovative strategies

AgribusinessTV November 28, 2018 3506 No Comments

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In the Kiembara commune of Burkina Faso, the DRYDEV program has introduced technologies and innovations to recover degraded lands and improve productivity. This practice is attracting youth to agriculture!

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Burkina Faso: A pyramid for soilless culture

AgribusinessTV July 24, 2018 1764 No Comments

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Kevin DOAMBA is a graduate in animal production. He has developed a pyramid that combines crop production, poultry and fish farming. Kevin’s observation was that in Burkina Faso, farmers are dependent on rainfall and with climate change, it does not rain like before. The pyramid system that he conceived enables the u

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Kenya: A one stop shop for poultry farmers

AgribusinessTV February 20, 2018 4406 No Comments

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Abisai Nandi founded Chicken Basket to offer poultry farmers all the services they need under one roof. As a poultry farmer himself, Abisai saw the challenges that the activity involved. These challenges included access to quality inputs, information and training, and also marketing of the birds. To address these, he b

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Kenya: Aquaponics, produce more in less space

AgribusinessTV December 6, 2017 17308 15 Comments

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Daniel Kimani is an industrial engineering graduate. In a greenhouse of 1500 m2, he rears fish, and grows fruits and vegetables. According to Daniel, with his greenhouse of just 1500m2, the productivity with the aquaponics system is like cultivating on one acre of land. In addition, his aquaponics system is powered by

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Benin: The trio of inventors-innovators

AgribusinessTV November 21, 2017 5265 No Comments

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Franck, Francis and Calixte are passionate about creating things. In Benin, they are conceiving different technologies for food and agriculture. Frank and Francis are twin brothers. While they were at school itself, they started vegetable production at the back of their house through the financial support of an acquain

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