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Benin: Edible snails, a booming business

AgribusinessTV November 22, 2022 1080 No Comments

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In Benin, several youths are involved in the production and processing of snails. This sector is profitable because the by-products of the snail such as the meat, slime, shell and viscera are sold. Roukayath LAURIANO, a dressmaker in the commune of Abonmey-Calavi, is a snail farmer. Her production, destined for consump

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Burkina Faso: Local rice, increasingly popular with consumers

AgribusinessTV October 11, 2022 1121 No Comments

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In previous years, imported rice was prioritised over rice produced and processed in Burkina Faso. Consumers felt that local rice did not meet their expectations. They even pointed out that it had a lot of impurities. To meet the needs of consumers, the actors involved in this sector have had to redouble their efforts

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Burkina Faso: From geologist to local rice processor

AgribusinessTV September 6, 2022 1120 No Comments

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After a literary baccalaureate at the Prytanée Militaire of Kadiogo in 2012, Nassif KOAMA flew to Montreal, Canada, to pursue his studies in Geology. As soon as he obtained his Bachelor’s degree, he returned to Burkina Faso to realise his dream: to become a great entrepreneur in the agribusiness field. Nassif KO

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Burkina Faso: Local milk in Burkina Faso

AgribusinessTV September 1, 2022 1113 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, national milk production is lower than the market demand. Over the years, the need for milk has been increasing. However, the country has enough potential to increase the level of production. According to Issa SAWADOGO, Director General of Animal Productions at the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resou

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Burkina Faso: Initiatives supporting local milk production

AgribusinessTV August 23, 2022 1255 No Comments

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To develop the dairy sector in Burkina Faso, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Fisheries, through its Animal Production Department, has undertaken several actions. The Ministry is working to increase animal production by crossing local breeds with imported breeds in order to have cross-breeds capable of

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Burkina Faso: Artificial insemination to boost dairy farming

AgribusinessTV August 22, 2022 4668 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, the mission of the National Centre for the Multiplication of Performing Animals (CEMAP) is to promote milk production. The centre takes semen from milk-producing breeds imported from Europe and then implants them into local breeds that have the potential for resistance and adaptation. This process, cal

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Burkina Faso: “FaireFaso”, the fair-trade milk brand

AgribusinessTV August 17, 2022 1172 No Comments

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How to distinguish local milk among all the dairy products available to consumers? The FaireFaso brand has set itself the mission to ensure that consumers can easily identify local milk in Burkina Faso. The brand also works to ensure that the entire milk value chain in Burkina Faso can benefit from the sector’s r

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Getting together to better process local milk

AgribusinessTV August 2, 2022 1264 No Comments

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In 1993, with the help of the Ministry in charge of breeding and animal health actors, dairy farmers in the northern region of Burkina Faso, in Ouahigouya, decided to set up a mini-dairy, currently managed by Adama Ibrahim DIALLO. The unit went from processing five liters of milk per day to a production capacity of Read More

Benin: From hairdresser to soy processor

AgribusinessTV December 3, 2021 1732 No Comments

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In Benin, Eugénie ZINZINDOHOUE founded the enterprise “Marie-Jérôme”, whereby she transforms soybeans into cheese, a product that has a high market demand. Through this activity, Eugénie employs 9 full-time women, who contribute in the processing of over 250kg of soybeans daily. Eugénie’s dream for h

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Burkina Faso: Transform locally to boost production

AgribusinessTV June 14, 2019 1903 No Comments

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In Burkina Faso, less than 20% of agro-sylvo-pastoral products are processed. This low level of processing not only increases the risk of post-harvest losses, but limits income opportunities for local stakeholders. To address this issue, the Drylands Development Programme (DryDev), through its implementing partners, SN

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