In 2017, they have developed, a startup called Terangaa Agro, specialized in modern beekeeping, the production of honey.
The startup is today composed of young agronomists, agroforesters, beekeepers, all graduates of the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar.
Agridigitale met Babacar Coly, co-leader of Terangaa Agro. He recalls the changes occurred in the startup within a few months of existence.
From the breeding of bees to the organic culture
Started by the end of 2017, TERANGAA AGRO culture was first launched in modern beekeeping, notably, the production of honey, beekeeping.
Subsequently, in order to increase our activities in agricultural services, the work has grown to 9 members including 7 agronomists, 1 accounting manager and 1 marketing-communications manager.
The agronomists of the team have various formations: sustainable management of agro-horticultural ecosystems; agroforestry; beekeeping; Agriculture ecological and biological; Ecology and ecosystem management.
TERANGAA AGRO became a team of youth Senegalese of various skills around organic agriculture, accounting and marketing.
Today, we are proud to count among our partners the National Federation of Agriculture Biologique (FENAB).
Our main goal is to promote organic agriculture in Senegal. A lot of people want to get into agriculture, especially the organic but they don't have the right products or skills.
This is the reason why on the one hand, we sell 100% ecological plant protection products of bio-controls and biofertilizers disease pathogens.
On the other hand, we want to train, assist and support anyone who wants to succeed in this very promising agricultural sector.
With organic , there is a huge market
Biological products represents a huge market. The purchased price is higher than that of the chemicals. It's a real agricultural business for entrepreneurs (healthy and quality products).
Also, we must admit that conventional agriculture has reached its limits (land degradation, loss of biodiversity, extinction of bees by pesticides, dependence, etc.).
It therefore urges to train Africans to the practices of organic farming for eating healthy, respectful of the environment, but also with a huge market.
Our startup is resolutely committed to train young people to organic. A training seminar will be soon open in Dakar. We invite young people to participate.
In the end, organic agriculture goes with bee farming. They are the biggest natural pollinators. Conventional agriculture rhymes with the mass extinction of bees because of the use of pesticides.