At 36, Claude Arsène Sawadogo is the founder of BioProtect, a Burkinabè company that focuses on the promotion of agroecology and organic agriculture. Considered to be only for a specific segment of the population, the consumption of organic products has long been out of reach for low-income consumers. In Burkina Faso, Mr. Sawadogo and his team, in partnership with 2SCALE, aim to break this myth and put these products within everyone's reach.
In the words of the young entrepreneur, BioProtect aims to democratize organic agriculture. To date, organic agriculture is taking a fairly important place in Burkina Faso. Between 2018 and 2019, the areas planted with organic products have almost doubled. This shows the enthusiasm that farmers and consumers have for organic and ecological products. From an environmental point of view, organic farming preserves biodiversity and improves soil fertility in a sustainable way. According to the founder Mr. Sawadogo, everyone has the right to eat healthy, hence his firm desire to develop this sector for the happiness of farmers and to make the products more affordable to the general public.