Tag: transformation

Benin: From hairdresser to soy processor

AgribusinessTV December 3, 2021 1372 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: Valorising local clothing

AgribusinessTV October 22, 2020 1813 No Comments

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After a post-graduate diploma in audit, Carole SANHOUIDI ventured into handicrafts by creating FemFaso, a brand that promotes the local Faso Danfani, woven by women. This decision was not easily accepted by her family, who saw a bright future for Carole in the field of her studies. With perseverance, Carole managed to

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Nigeria: Organic banana chips to conquer the African market

AgribusinessTV October 6, 2020 1538 No Comments

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“We want Africans to be healthy, we want malnutrition to be a thing of the past on the continent. This will be achieved when nutritious food across Africa is widely distributed,” says Lawrence Alaba AFERE, founder of SPRINGBPARD Nigeria. Springboard is a cooperative of Cocoa, Plantain and Rice smallholder f

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Burkina Faso: The young and ambitious ready-to-wear designer

AgribusinessTV August 25, 2020 1232 No Comments

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Valorising the Faso Danfani is encouraging our cotton producers. Moumouni COMPAORE is the CEO of ARTEX Industries, a company specialised in the design of ready-to-wear and tailor-made clothing with the Faso Danfani.  In 2009, he decided to devote himself to his passion, which is sewing. Thanks to his perseverance, h

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Burkina Faso: A mini-dairy changes the lives of rural women

AgribusinessTV June 1, 2019 2025 No Comments

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In Dédougou, in Burkina Faso, a mini-dairy is changing lives of rural women since February 2012. Supported by the Regional Council and maintained by the union of breeders and producers in the region the mini-dairy Soudou Kossam is an answer to women’s empowerment.

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Burkina Faso: A range of local wild fruit juices

AgribusinessTV May 22, 2018 3480 No Comments

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Esther DIENDÉRÉ, a microbiologist, transforms wild fruits from Burkina Faso into juices of the brand “Glou”. Mrs. Diendéré got the idea to start an agro-processing enterprise at the time when she was teaching in high school. She started with a capital of 500,000 FCFA to engage in the processing of dairy product

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Burkina Faso: Tomato puree that changes lives

AgribusinessTV March 8, 2018 3080 No Comments

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At Donsin, a village situated some 30 km from Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, rural women are on the way to conquer the tomato puree market. The women’s group “Neerwaya” of Donsin exists since the 1990’s. At the time, their main activity was to dry tomato and other leafy vegetables. While it was<

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An e-commerce platform for local agricultural products

AgribusinessTV April 27, 2017 630 No Comments

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Awa CABA is an IT design engineer. After her studies, she launched SOORETUL with her friends. A platform that enables rural women to sell their agricultural products online. In 2011, Awa and her team identified some challenges in the agricultural sector in Senegal. One of the major problems was the marketing of proces

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Coconut chips in different flavours

AgribusinessTV April 14, 2017 399 2 Comments

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Stéphane KOUAM, 35 years, is a graduate in Industrial Economy. In 2013, he founded a small enterprise that produces and markets coconut chips. Stéphane left his job to start his coconut chips business, but his first challenge was to find a blade that would allow him to slice the coconuts. Since he did not find Read More

Wassa-Wassa, the yam couscous

AgribusinessTV April 4, 2017 2904 No Comments

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Since March 2016, Maxime HOUNTONDJI and his wife Sonita TOSSOU have put “Wassa-Wassa Tchigan” on the market. An instant couscous made from yam. Sonita TOSSOU has worked all the time with her mother to sell yam in the market. After her studies, she wanted to start her own business and came up with the ideaRead More