Tag: youth

Organic chocolate for the local market

AgribusinessTV July 8, 2016 1466 No Comments

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Natalie KPANTE is a graduate in sociology. In 2013, she created with five other young people, CHOCO TOGO, a cooperative that produces and markets organic chocolate. The story started when Natalie and her colleagues attended a training on agricultural entrepreneurship in the framework of a project called “Fair Young S

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Roméo at the school of earthworms

AgribusinessTV June 29, 2016 1247 No Comments

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Roméo DOU, microbiologist, uses earthworms to produce natural and eco-friendly fertilizers from cocoa residues. Believing in an ideal, notably an agriculture which is eco-friendly, and succeeding to make a it business that is profitable. This is the exploit of Roméo Dou, young Ivorian of 37 years. He uses earthworms

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His dream to be a pig breeder

AgribusinessTV June 22, 2016 1359 No Comments

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Alphonse Sié PALM, 32 years, business advisor in Ouagadougou, is involved pig production in his native village since he left University. With about a hundred pigs, he hopes to gradually make it his main activity. The history with the pigs goes back to his childhood. It’s a family activity that was limited to the pro

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Shea caterpillar to fight malnutrition

AgribusinessTV June 14, 2016 1867 No Comments

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Kahitouo HIEN, engineer in agro-chemistry, works on the development of nutritional solutions with shea caterpillar through his enterprise FASOPRO. Kahitouo got into entrepreneurship at a very young age. He started to rear livestock animals to finance his studies and from that experience, he knew that entrepreneurship i

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Chocolate “made in Cote d’Ivoire”

AgribusinessTV June 10, 2016 1310 No Comments

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Axel Emmanuel, manager in a bank, left his job in 2010 to start the production of chocolate “Made in Cote d’Ivoire”. A winning choice. It all started from an observation. Cote d’Ivoire is the first global producer of cocoa, but very few people were involved at the level of its transformation. This is where Axel

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Taming the coconut juice

AgribusinessTV June 6, 2016 1434 No Comments

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Chérif AKEDJOU, holder of a degree in marketing, ventured into the production and marketing of bottled coconut water in 2012. Despite the reluctance of his parents who wanted him to get a “more decent” work. Chérif saw the potential of coconut juice as a product and there was a demand for it on the market. Read More

Transforming moringa leaves into tea

AgribusinessTV June 3, 2016 1873 No Comments

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At Ouahigouya, in the north of Burkina Faso, Safiatou ROAMBA transforms moringa leaves into tea. At the beginning, Safiatou was looking for the leaves of moringa for her husband who was sick. This is how she discovered the virtues of moringa and decided to produce, transform and market this plant with multiple virtues.

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Taking over the family enterprise

AgribusinessTV June 1, 2016 2390 No Comments

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Halatou DEM holds a degree in finance. In 2011, she took over “Danaya Cereals”, an enterprise involved in the transformation and marketing of agricultural products founded by her mother in 1992. Her ambition is to do better than her mother, thanks to her academic competencies. She has worked on the restructuration

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Crowdfunding, lessons from a success

AgribusinessTV May 19, 2016 2433 No Comments

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Jean Ehui Delmas, an ICT for development specialist, ambitions to put ICTs at the service of agriculture. Faced by lack of finance, he organised a crowdfunding campaign on the Internet in 2015 that enabled him to raise fund to launch “Lôr Bouôr”, an integrated platform connecting actors of the agricultural world.

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Organic from father to son

AgribusinessTV May 17, 2016 1708 No Comments

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In the Savadogo family, the engagement for organic agriculture is transmitted from father to son. Claude Arsène Savadogo holds two Masters degrees. One in rural economy and agro-enterprises, and another one in economics, project finance and public policies. With these, he could have easily found a job in the public or

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