Tag: value-addition

Burkina Faso: Doctor and biscuit producer

AgribusinessTV December 15, 2023 1367 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: Processing cassava to avoid losses

AgribusinessTV January 11, 2022 1787 No Comments

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Marie SANOU is the founder of “Grâce Divine”, a company that transforms cassava into several products. Marie was previously involved in the marketing of cassava and had fewer and fewer clients. She then decided to process her cassava in order to avoid losses. This activity which she started with her childr

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Burkina Faso: Student and entrepreneur

AgribusinessTV December 17, 2021 2448 No Comments

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Fatoumata KONATE is a young student who has been able to combine her studies with entrepreneurship. She has spcialised in the processing of peanuts into paste and powder. Despite the reluctance of her parents, Fatoumata has persevered and created her business. Today, she has the ambition to have a bigger place in order

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Benin: From hairdresser to soy processor

AgribusinessTV December 3, 2021 2396 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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Cameroon: Allô Poulet

AgribusinessTV November 6, 2018 6181 No Comments

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Serge Trésor Ngatchi, a graduate in transport and logistics, created “Allô Poulet” in 2017, a chain of production, processing and distribution of chickens. After his studies, Serge wanted to do something differently, an activity that would also enable him to have some free time. He decided to go to Dubai

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Burkina Faso: Dried attiéké to reduce waste

AgribusinessTV October 23, 2018 3549 No Comments

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In 2002, Sabine NANA and her friends left Côte d’Ivoire during the war. They are rebuilding their lives in Burkina Faso through the processing of cassava into fresh and dried attiéké (cassava couscous). Sabine and her friends started their business in shea butter and sprouted millet, but it was not profitable

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Burkina Faso: Better packaging to sell more

AgribusinessTV October 16, 2018 4507 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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Burkina Faso: A range of local wild fruit juices

AgribusinessTV May 22, 2018 4671 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 4229 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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Cameroon: Conquering the maize value chain

AgribusinessTV February 27, 2018 5160 No Comments

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Loïc KAMWA is a graduate in Business Administration. He produces maize on 30 hectares of land for the local market. Loïc saw that there was a lot of uncultivated land in Cameroon and at the same time, there was a huge potential for maize production. He started cultivating maize on 4 hectares, and was managing Read More