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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.
Five youths from Benin and Niger are testing and advising farmers on agro-ecological techniques. With a background in organic agriculture, Souleymane ABDOU-BAHAR understood the importance of eating safe and healthy vegetables. When he arrived in Benin, he noticed that farmers were not using pesticides correctly. And this presented a danger for the farmers themselves, the consumers and also the environment. So, together with a group of youths, he started the association “The gardens of hope”, whereby they experiment on agro-ecological practices and provide advisory services to farmers on sustainable agriculture. “Going back to the land is good, but we have to do it in a dynamic that preserves the environment,” says Oluwafèmi KOCHONI, secretary general of the association.
Members of God’s Glory International Group a Scottish Registered Incorporated Charity Organisation based in the United Kingdom have offset school fees of some children of Cole Orphanage and Counseling Located on TV Road, Benin City. Kingsley Uchegbu reports that the group who are Nigerians resident in some European countries also made donations to inmates at the Benin Prisons on Sapele Road.
Benin: Pineapple quality control ‘Sugarloaf’ and ‘Smooth Cayenne’ are the two main varieties of pineapple grown in Benin republic , but there have been some reports showing a high concentration of Ethephon used to speed up the pineapple ripening process. To that effect, the cultivation and exportation were suspended in December 2016 until of recent . Burundi tea growers Unlike the coffee sector in Burundi, where privatization has failed, the tea sector is experiencing a boom. Quite a numb… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/09/14/pineapple-production-in-benin-bounces-back-after-suspension-business-africa Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, ...
This is the cattle section of I.o farms. This is a video of the cattle in the ranch
The Eden Creation Care Initiative has transformed land scarred by mining with an organic fish farm and a plant nursery to boost the local economy, giving hope to Nigeria's threatened forests. For more videos go to: http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/environment/s-11798
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.
The President during the media chat, also lamented the state of the Benin-Ore road, claiming the poor state of the road has held the lives to Nigerians to ransom "because of a poorly consummated contract." He vowed that his administration will fix the road.
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...
Full episode here: http://www.organicstream.org/2014/04/21/12-days-in-benin-a-community-ready-for-organics-recycling/ In this fifteenth episode, we speak to scientist Dr. Vara Vissa about her short trip to Benin, Africa, and the spontaneous grassroots organics recycling campaign she helped create with the help of local students and community leaders. Vara saw a wealth of opportunities for the local communities in the organic material that lies in makeshift landfills, and discovered that the open-minded and proactive people of Benin are ready and willing to make this change happen. Interview by Eleen Murphy. Thank you to Big Hanna Composter for making this episode possible. The original since 1991, and now installed in more than 25 countries, Big Hanna's five standard models of on-site i...
Neuly BEHANZIN, 37 years, is a coaching consultant. In 2015, she created “PANAFRICANA”, a farm school for young agricultural entrepreneurs. While discussing with youth, Neuly realised that many wanted to get into agriculture. But they needed to be trained and coached. As she was herself not into farming, people were not convinced by what she was saying. So, she decided to set up her farm and show to people rather than just talking. “You really have to differentiate yourself from others and it’s from this difference that we will go far,” says Neuly.
Steven Kirk, Research Specialist II, is conducting a three year study at the Bradford Research Center on how cover crops can be used in organic watermelon production to attract insects, reduce weed level, and ideally increase yield. This research was funded by a grant from the CERES Foundation.
In Benin, women traditionally harvest and process many of the country's food products. They can now do that much faster thanks to biofuel from the jatropha plant and self-established cooperatives. more information: www.ideasforacoolerworld.org/en
Boulets de Poulet avec Sauce Rouge - Benin - African Recipes - World Food Challenge I'm trying an african dish this week straight out of Benin as part of the world food challenge. Each week, I'll try a different unique recipe or national dish in my attempt at cooking different food around the world. Boulets de Poulet avec Sauce Rouge is a palm oil or peanut oil chicken dish which translates from french to english as Chicken Meatballs in Red Sauce. It's a bit different than a lot of other recipes because it uses peanut butter as part of the sauce. While it's not the Benin national dish, it contains many staple ingredients typically found in the nation. This is the first african recipe attempted in the World Food Challenge, and it is a unique one. I was really suprised the peanut butter ...
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Daniele NDA holds a degree in banking and finance. Since 2006, she has created her enterprise specialised in crop production in Benin. Daniele started her activities on a family farm that was abandoned. But despite it being a family farm, her parents were not happy when she decided venture into farming. According to her, there is a market for vegetables and there are not many people doing it. She saw that vegetables were coming from Burkina Faso, Togo, and Nigeria. From this observation, she decided to make it a business. “We don’t go into agriculture because we did not find something better to do. We should already have the determination, faith and real willingness to grow in this activity”, says Daniele.