Noël Obognon, a former IFWA student at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, won the second prize at the Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (West Africa), organized by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Noël presented his new cooperative society, Agro-Eco Services, founded in 2018 on the results of his master thesis and supported by IFWA. The cooperative society sells organic fertilizers obtained from residues of fly larvae produced from organic wastes. His clients are fruit and vegetable farmers as well as NGOs. Fly larvae are used to feed poultry. Noël and his colleagues are now searching for investors to move from a manual production to an industrial production.
Congratulations to Noël and his co-workers, as well as to his supervisors and IFWA coordinator at the University Abomey-Calavi, who strongly supported him in this enterprise.