Ouedraogo bought 112 hectares of fertile land in western Ghana and founded his business B-BOVID. Some 13 years later, this patch of earth has changed beyond all recognition. His huge model farm produces a tremendous range of fruits and vegetables. Between crops, Ouedraogo has also introduced livestock and fish. With his flair for business, he has shown that it is possible to make a profit from organic farming in Ghana while, at the same time, rejecting expensive fertilisers and chemicals, but not the use of modern technology.
The business idea
B-BOVID stands for Building Business on Values, Integrity and Dignity. With its model farm and wide range of training courses, B-BOVID has shown how organic farming can work in practice. The business generates an income not only from its courses but also from processing oil palms to make food and energy products. It receives supplies of raw materials from over 2,000 Ghanaian farms.