Tag: livestock

Burkina Faso: Livestock salt licks made from local ingredients

AgribusinessTV February 28, 2023 1118 No Comments

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Abdel Latif OUÉDRAOGO stopped his studies when he was in secondary school to learn how to make livestock salt licks. In 2018, he started his company, AFABLE, which offers salt licks made from local ingredients for breeders. Four years later, Abdel Latif was able to install new premises with modern equipment imported f

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Discovering Saponé: A society rich in history

AgribusinessTV October 14, 2022 1237 No Comments

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In this second issue of our “Rural Life” series, we invite you to discover Saponé, a rural commune located in the Centre-South region of Burkina Faso. This rural commune is famous for the “Saponé hat”, which is labelled to protect this emblematic craft object, whose production has been passed

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Burkina Faso: SOFAB, the secret of the best breeders

AgribusinessTV March 26, 2019 3213 No Comments

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Three young people, Fabrice Armand SANDWIDI (General Manager), Siaka TRAORÉ (Technical Director), and Aminata Roselyne OUÉDRAOGO (Sales Director) are leading the largest livestock feed factory in Burkina Faso. SOFAB was created in 2009. It was born from an initiative of farmers organised in cooperative, who asked the

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Burkina Faso: FASO GRAIN, the best friend of breeders

AgribusinessTV January 8, 2019 4276 No Comments

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Ismaël OUÉDRAOGO, is a technician for animal husbandry. He created FASO GRAIN, a company that manufactures and markets feed for livestock. While advising breeders on how to use raw materials in the manufacture of livestock feed, Ismaël realised that they had problems acquiring the raw materials, as well as mixing th

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Burkina Faso: Animal feed for the local market

AgribusinessTV August 14, 2018 3499 No Comments

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Maazou MAIGA is an agronomist and government official. In parallel, he runs a cattle feed manufacturing unit. In Fada N’Gourma, a town in the East of Burkina Faso, Maazou comes from a family involved in livestock breeding and trade. Since his childhood, he is used to help in the family business, notably by collecting

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Senegal: Remarkable transition of a football player

AgribusinessTV February 13, 2018 4666 No Comments

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Ferdinand COLY is a former International Football player from Senegal. After 16 years of professional career, he embraced agriculture. At the end of his career as a footballer, Ferdinand was team manager and coordinator of the national team of Senegal for three years. Then he ventured into agriculture, which is one of

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Guinea: The big dreams of Boubacar

AgribusinessTV December 12, 2017 3525 1 Comment

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Boubacar Aliou DIALLO, is a graduate in telecommunications. He created “Safiagribusiness”, a company involved in crop and livestock production. After his graduation, Boubacar was right away confronted by unemployment. He wanted to start a business, but he was not sure in which field to venture. Looking around him,

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Burkina Faso : Catching up with Richard Mone

AgribusinessTV August 15, 2017 3444 1 Comment

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One year later, we went to visit Richard Moné on his farm in Loumbila, Burkina Faso. Richard is one of the first agricultural entrepreneur on whom Agribusiness TV did a video in 2016. “I think that as an entrepreneur, there is nothing more satisfying than an organisation such as Agribusiness TV comes to us to Read More

Succeed where others lose hope

AgribusinessTV March 7, 2017 1389 No Comments

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Siriki OUATTARA left school in 3rd standard to venture into agriculture with 2 ha. Today, he cultivates over 100 ha. While most people leave the village to go to the city, Siriki did the opposite. He left the city to go to the village, where he got into agricultural production. Apart from vegetable and cerealRead More

An accountant mutating into a farmer

AgribusinessTV May 12, 2016 2259 No Comments

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Alain AYENA is an accountant since 2001 in a big company in Benin. In 2014, he decides to leave all and venture into agriculture. “About 10 years ago, I noticed that some lorries were leaving the north of Benin with cargos of tomatoes, chillies, and other vegetables. I have asked some people to know whether Read More