- published: 20 Jan 2017
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Grâce-Marlène GNINTOUNGBE, 29 years, is a diplomat by training. Braving the reluctance of her relatives, she created “At Marlene’s garden”, an organic vegetable farm. Marlène’s migration to agriculture has not been easy. She has faced several challenges, starting by the fact that her parents were not keen for her to be an agricultural entrepreneur. But she was determined and went forward with her idea. “It’s not the money that we could get that is important. What is important is to do what we love and are comfortable with what we are doing, and that it has a positive impact on our life and on other people’s lives,” says Marlène.
Practical live training http://watermelonbusinesssecret.com/workshop.htm Here's 75 - 80days 7 hectares (17acres) mechanized commercial watermelon farm in Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria. A commercial watermelon fruits production farm that has been setup without ever using cutlass or hoe other than mechanical and chemical means. First, the soil was prepared and tilled (ploughed) with a tractor that was hired from the agencies Second, the specialized seeds variety were planted between 19th of March to 22nd of March for this season in batches. We used herbicides to kill and get rid of weeds without having to use do anything clearing. We applied our treatments (insecticides, pesticides fungicides, foliar and liquid fertilizers) in the right quantity and measurement. We continue monito...
Seventy percent of people in the West African state of Benin live in the countryside. Most of them don't have any electricity. North of the capital Porto Novo, the French organization Geres is overseeing a project that makes life a bit easier, by helping people to process their food with the help of machines. The project is primarily targeted at women in the Zou region, who have got together to form cooperatives. Geres has set up 35 plants where women can process their foodstuffs. As diesel is expensive, the machines are run on biodiesel. Global 3000 home page: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
This video presents the SONGHAI center, a sustainable center of micro-enterprise which also trains many young Africans. It is considered as a model of best practices for rural development, sustainable development, employment and training of youths, and self-financing of a company. This sustainable African initiative is recognized as a 'centre of excellence'. It employs over 400 people and trains more than 500 students and receives more than 20,000 visitors a year. SONGHAI has trained more than 2,650 people, most of whom have created their own companies. In addition, the center has created a network between local farmers, which provides training and knowledge sharing. Apart from the original center in Benin, there are four more in Benin, five in Nigeria, two in Congo, one in Liberia, and on...
This is the cattle section of I.o farms. This is a video of the cattle in the ranch
Benin vet Michel Babadjide’s sustainable animal husbandry ensures food security for local farmers. It’s finally being taken seriously by science and catching on in villages around the country. Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
This 8-minute documentary is about Volta Presentation, a small and developing farm in the Volta Region of Ghana that's recognized as one of the only farms in West Africa that practices healthy, sustainable and biodynamic agriculture in its growth and distribution of produce without chemical pesticides.
Please visit our 400+ world themed stores at the following link: http://www.zazzle.com/mbr/238349294329269392 Benin, officially the Republic of Benin , is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean.The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of approximately 115,000 square kilometers (42,000 sq mi), with a population of approximately 9.98 million. Benin is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with subs...
Result of the Fieldworks - City + Agriculture - Berlin Cotonou - citizens' science project. Participants from Benin documented agricultural farming in and around Cotonou. The results were presented at the AgriKulturForum Berlin Cotonou in September 2014 in Berlin. The project was part of the COMENGA Programme of the Partnership with Africa Foundation.
This video is a compilation of photographs from Benin, Africa, by professional photographer, Adam Knapp, owner of Arkphotodesign. He and I (Katina Smith) volunteered at an orphanage in Sakete, Benin, called Arbre de Vie. The directors of the orphanage, Jon and Ashley Barchus, are from Beavercreek, Ohio, and they are filled with a passion to help the disadvantaged people of Benin. I pray this video touches your heart and opens your eyes to the needs of these beautiful people. For more information about the orphanage and how you can help, visit their website: www.treeoflifeusa.org.