Agribusiness TV, the first youth in agribusiness web TV in Africa, was officially launched on 5th May 2016 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Despite being a public holiday, the room was packed with over 120 people, who attended the event. At 16:00, everything was set and the MC kicked off the launch ceremony. On the programme, there was the project presentation by Inoussa Maiga, Project Manager of Agribusiness TV, followed by video projections on some successful young agripreneurs, testimonial from a young entrepreneur from Burkina Faso present at the ceremony, and messages from the special guests, Mr. Paul Taryam Ilboudo, President of the Agro-Pastoral and Services Society (SAPAS), and Mr. Remis Fulgance Dandjinou, Minister of communication of Burkina Faso.
Agribusiness TV to inspire youth and inform policy makers
From the presentation of the project, the message was clear. We need to change the way we look at agriculture and show the positive sides of what the sector can bring to young people as employment opportunities. There are many young people who are doing great things in agriculture, all along the value chain, and this is what Agribusiness TV wants to bring forward, so as to inspire youth and also inform stakeholders and policy makers on realities on the ground that are not often shown or talked about in the news.
How to access Agribusiness TV?
Agribusiness TV is available as a web version, as well as a mobile application – both in English and in French. The web version is available on the addresses: http://www.agribusinesstv.info (French) and http://en.agribusinesstv.info (English).
The mobile applications can be downloaded for free on App Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android.
From the launch onwards, it is planned that 6 new videos will be produced and disseminated every month. The project has started with 4 countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire, but it planned already that Agribusiness TV will cover more African countries in the coming months. If you are or you know a young agricultural entrepreneur who would like to be featured on Agribusiness TV, do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources from the Official Launch: