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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...
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.
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...
Jan, ambassador for Collibri Foundation, left halfway through November to spend two weeks in Benin. There, he visited ‘his’ solar energy and rice farming projects. You can read his entire story on https://www.collibrifoundation.org/en/story/immersed-benin Jan’s first stop was one of Solar Without Borders’ solar kiosks. Thanks to this organisation as well as Collibri Foundation’s support, the inhabitants of Benin can rent solar lamps, a much safer and cleaner alternative to the traditional oil lamps. It allows children to do their homework completely safely. The second project that Jan visited in Benin is Riz du Benin, Riz de Demain. It provides professional rice farming training for young people. Agriculture is of crucial importance for the food supply in Benin. Moreover, it enables young...
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.
This is the cattle section of I.o farms. This is a video of the cattle in the ranch
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.
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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...
EDAH Staff engaging farmers in their farms
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.
Nigeria Agriculture: Learn how to make millions with pineapple through collaboration.
It all started, in part, with Thomas Chevallier growing his own organic veggies and realising the benefits of following a system that reflects the natural world, not only in the healthy food that was being produced, but the lesson of everything's interconnectivity. A platform was created so as to discuss topics concerning the environment thereby learning from each other, informing others and ultimately taking action, and it was called the Sustainable Brothers. Though it started among students and was based in Stellenbosch in South Africa, it is growing and we invite YOU, whoever you may be, to join us. We are a group uniting likeminded individuals with different expertise, held together by a purpose, which is to create a meaningful and sustainable future for ALL in this miracle that is l...
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.
Uganda is one of the top countries in the world for organic agriculture. More and more farmers in the country are getting certified, but it's not all plain sailing as one coffee-grower explains. http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
In developed countries, it is easy to take for granted the benefits of electric lighting, so ubiquitous is it in our homes and buildings. In rural areas of Benin, however, a lack of adequate lighting can hinder school classrooms, and even maternity wards. Solar-powered lighting has been introduced to help overcome the problem. Situated on the same latitude and with a similar climate, both Costa Rica and Benin are producers of pineapples. South-south cooperation has enabled them to share expertise with respect to organic farming methods.