Tag: local products

Burkina Faso: A defender of local products

AgribusinessTV June 11, 2024 1063 No Comments

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With her degree in agri-food processing in hand, Monique YARA decided to set up her own business, “Gilmoni”. The company specialises in the processing and marketing of pre-cooked and non-pre-cooked fonio, maize flour, groundnut paste, spices, attiéké and more. The particularity of this company is that all

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Burkina Faso: Sweets enthusiast

AgribusinessTV April 23, 2024 1277 No Comments

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Aminata Kontiebo set up her own business, “Tasty Gourmandises”, after the company she worked for closed down. Her company offers a wide range of confectionery made mainly from local products, such as peanut caramel, toasted grated coconut, biscuits, “teedo” (baobab fruit biscuit) and toffee. Self-taught

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Burkina Faso : Mechanising peanut processing

AgribusinessTV March 26, 2024 1389 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: Doctor and biscuit producer

AgribusinessTV December 15, 2023 1456 No Comments

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Eliézer YALGUIA, founder of “SIWIÉ INDUSTRY”, is a young medical student with a passion for pastry-making. After his A-levels, he went to his uncle’s restaurant to manage the internet connection, where he became interested in pastry-making. Today, he processes local produce into biscuits called R

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Burkina Faso: Caramels and spreads made from local products

AgribusinessTV October 18, 2022 1935 No Comments

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After studying in Belgium in the field of confectionery and chocolate making, Michael MOLMANS worked in a large Belgian chocolate company in 2018. Three years later, he resigned to launch “Malika Artisan” in Burkina Faso. Malika Artisan is a confectionery company using local products as raw materials. It pr

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Burkina Faso: A weekly market for bio-based products

AgribusinessTV February 26, 2019 4549 No Comments

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Every Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00, there is a market of locally bio-based products, initiated by Mani Tese and ACRA, two Italian NGOs, to promote local products. For Mani Tese, supporting bio-based products is not just at the production level, but also at the level of marketing which allows the producer to get a profi

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Burkina Faso: Better packaging to sell more

AgribusinessTV October 16, 2018 4622 No Comments

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Rihana TRAORE is a chartered accountant in the United States. In 2017, she created Diman-ni Organics, a company specialised in the marketing and distribution of processed agricultural products from Burkina Faso to international markets. According to Rihana, one of the main reasons why Burkinabè products are not availa

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Mali: Maya, to save time in the kitchen

AgribusinessTV October 9, 2018 4166 No Comments

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Seynabou DIENG TRAORE has a degree in communication. Through her company, “Maya Agroalimentaire”, she offers various marinades and organic spices ready to serve. When Seynabou came back to Mali in 2015, she noticed that other working women were consuming of lot of imported products. Local products were available bu

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Kenza Market, a display of “Made in Cameroon”

AgribusinessTV June 5, 2018 5083 No Comments

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Gaëlle KENFACK is a telecommunications engineer. After spending almost 10 years in Germany, she returned to Cameroon and created Kenza Market which distributes local agricultural products. The idea of Kenza Market came from Gaëlle’s experience in Germany. She wanted to bring the concept to Cameroon to valorise loca

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