Tag: youth

Creating youth opportunities through mushrooms

AgribusinessTV June 27, 2017 2666 2 Comments

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Paul KISIANGANI was unemployed. In 2006, along with 24 other youths, he started producing and selling fresh and dried oyster mushrooms. Paul was motivated to start Galaxy United Youth Group (GUYG) because of the high level of unemployment among youths in Kenya. He chose mushroom production because it does not require a

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An e-commerce platform for local agricultural products

AgribusinessTV April 27, 2017 3489 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 3260 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 1929 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

Broulaye, the vegetable producer of Bamako

AgribusinessTV March 28, 2017 1400 No Comments

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Broulaye DIARRA, 40 years, is a vegetable producer. He learned crop production from his mother and made it his career. On his land of 3 hectares, Broulaye grows mainly vegetables such as celery, beetroot, turnip, cabbage and others. These vegetables are sold to women, who re-sell them to the customers in the city. With

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At the farm “Ten chicks”

AgribusinessTV March 14, 2017 1374 No Comments

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Yombi OUÉDRAOGO is a legal expert. He started poultry farming with 10 chicks in 2011, today his farm has 3,000 birds. Livestock farming is a passion for Yombi. As a child, he always had chickens at his place. It’s this passion that encouraged him to start his own project. In the day, he works atRead More

Succeed where others lose hope

AgribusinessTV March 7, 2017 936 No Comments

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Siriki OUATTARA left school in 3rd standard to venture into agriculture with 2 ha. Today, he cultivates over 100 ha. While most people leave the village to go to the city, Siriki did the opposite. He left the city to go to the village, where he got into agricultural production. Apart from vegetable and cerealRead More

The journey of a sweet potato champion

AgribusinessTV February 28, 2017 1278 No Comments

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Seifour SARR is a management graduate. Unemployed after his studies, he ventured into the production of sweet potato on 2 hectares. Today, he cultivates 20 hectares and employs 30 people. In the search for a better life to help his family, Seifour wanted to migrate to Europe illegally with his friends. But his friends

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Gluten-free cassava flour for a niche market

AgribusinessTV February 14, 2017 1878 No Comments

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Elizabeth GIKEBE is a software developer. She is processing gluten free cassava flour and cassava starch, targeted at consumers allergic to gluten. When processing cassava, the main product is cassava flour, but Elizabeth also uses the by-products. The waste is used as animal feed, and she also makes glue from cassava

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Giving a second life to dead wood

AgribusinessTV January 25, 2017 2610 No Comments

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Soumaïla KANLA, 36 years, is a carpenter-designer. He transforms dead wood into softwood lumber and other objects such as plates, spoons, forks etc. Soumaïla has lived in France for seven years and it is there that he developed his passion to transform wood into different objects. His dream was to go back and settle

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