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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...
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
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After leaving agricultural school in early 2000’s, Roland could have become a veterinarian or a forestry officer, like his parents wanted. But he had other plans, to become an agricultural entrepreneur. Today, Roland Vignonfodo is 37 years old and is an accomplished agricultural entrepreneur. With a lot of patience and self-sacrifice, he has been able to do something despite the multiple challenges that came on his way. He has named his farm “Patience Agribusiness Farm”, located at 70 km from Cotonou, in the south of Benin. As if to remind the extent to which “Patience” has been one of the most important ingredient of his path. In his farm, Roland employs around 100 people (permanent, seasonal and occasional included). He has installed a transformation unit of palm seeds into palm oil, o...
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...
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.
On television screens and newspaper front pages around the world, the stories out of Africa are often filled with doom and gloom. And while the reality of life for many Africans is often difficult, there are success stories to share and inspire others. This 13-part televsion series, produced in cooperation with IFAD, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Dev.tv, presents just a few.
Alain AYENA, 38 years, is an accountant since 2001 in a big company in Benin. In 2014, he decides to leave all and venture into agriculture. "About 10 years ago, I noticed that some lorries were leaving the north of Benin with cargos of tomatoes, chillies, and other vegetables. I have asked some people to know whether all these products are cultivated in the north of Benin. They told me no, that it came from Burkina Faso. So, I said to myself that this is serious. If our country, Benin, that has rainfall from north to south, and from east to west, and that we buy products from Burkina Faso, it means that there is a problem. We have to think differently. It is not by working as an accountant in a company that I will make myself useful to my country. I want to produce!”
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
An ambassador for Food Revolution in Nigeria and A volunteer for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farming, Saka Adesoji has always had a heart and a passion for farming. Saka believes that sack farming is the future of farming in the urban communities and is on a quest share his knowledge.
Ollasset Djoro AHOUO is a young entrepreneur in Cote d’Ivoire. In 2009, she leaves the faculty of medicine to study agriculture. Today, she produces and markets organic fruits and vegetables. Her parents’ dream was for her to become a doctor. But her dream was to be an agricultural entrepreneur. Ollasset followed her heart and today does not regret her decision. Despite the difficulties she met during her entrepreneurial journey, she brought in her own innovations and overcame them. “Being engaged in agriculture, it’s first of all to cultivate patience. You have to be patient and resilient,” says Ollasset.
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 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.
Filmverslag van Erik Heringa. Erik is de winnaar van Growing Leaders 2012 en mocht daarom mee op investeerdersreis naar Benin. Samen met 30 investeerders vertrok hij in maart naar Benin om het werk van The Hunger Project met eigen ogen te aanschouwen. Lees ook zijn artikel op de website van Katakle via: http://ow.ly/kOKZf