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Burkina Faso: Entrepreneur since the age of 9

AgribusinessTV July 25, 2023 1455 No Comments

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Alphonsine SABA has launched “La Meunière du Faso”, a company that processes peanut-based products. She offers peanut butter, peanut paste and coated peanuts. She started her business from home, but has now moved to more suitable premises and employs several young people and women. Her dream is to acquire

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Burkina Faso: A watchman turned entrepreneur

AgribusinessTV March 14, 2023 1620 No Comments

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Amadou SANA learned how to make soap with his mother. With his savings that he had by working as a watchman, he decided to venture into the production and marketing of soap by launching his company, “Wend-Yiida Cosmetics”. Despite the difficulties that he faced, he preferred to believe in his dreams and kep

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Burkina Faso: Rabbit breeder and feed producer

AgribusinessTV September 21, 2022 1800 No Comments

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With the increase in demand for rabbit feed, as well as an increase in the number of breeders, rabbit feed on the Burkunabè market was insufficient. A professional rabbit farmer since 2018, Lassané TIENDREGEOGO, an accountant by training, used to feed his rabbits mainly with feed from Benin. The production of rabbit

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Try it at home: “Made in Benin” soy milk

AgribusinessTV August 26, 2022 1906 No Comments

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It is well known that to make yoghurt, processors use animal-based milk such as cow’s milk, goat’s milk or camel’s milk. But, it is also possible to make it with soya milk. When properly processed, soy is beneficial to health. In Benin, Capella DOVONOU, Founder of Saveurs Nouvelles, a food start-up ma

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Benin: From hairdresser to soy processor

AgribusinessTV December 3, 2021 2316 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 2573 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 2148 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 1712 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 2604 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 4614 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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