Agribusiness TV is Mobile in Africa

Chuck Zimmerman

Agribusiness TVDuring this year’s IFAJ Congress I met again with Inoussa Maïga, an agricultural journalist from Burkina Faso. This young entrepreneur brought my attention to a big project he’s involved with called, “Agribusiness TV.” This is the first web tv channel designed for mobile phones and dedicated to youth who succeed and innovate in the agricultural sector of Africa.

You can get their mobile app here: Google PlayApple App Store

Agribusiness TV is starting with video reports in 4 countries in West and Central Africa: Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon.

In each of these countries, a multimedia journalist works on the production of video reports on successful young entrepreneurs along the value chain. Agribusiness TV aspires to gradually cover other African countries.

Agribusiness TV is an initiative of MEDIAPROD, supported by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) through its Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) Project.

Take a look at the video below and let me know what you think about this project. Do we need one in the USA?

Caroline HIEN, 25 years, did not know how to read or write. But this did not stop her from creating her own enterprise and succeed in her business of making local fruit jams.

Caroline used to go to the market in Cote d’Ivoire and see that fruits were rotting there. For her, this is not acceptable and it has motivated her to transform these fruits, make it a business and create jobs for others.

Today, through her enterprise “Carol’s Confiture – homemade”, Caroline has won the first prize of the Challenge “Startupper 2016” and is planning to expand her business.

2016 IFAJ Congress Photo Album

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