Ashoka Fellow
Burkina Faso
Fellow Since 2014
This description of Desiré Marie Yameogo's work was prepared when Desiré Marie Yameogo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
Over the last decade, Desire has turned the traditional activity of beekeeping into a modern, vibrant, environmentally sound, and profitable industry that provides rural populations with a new level of economic potential. From this initial, hard-won success, Desire is bringing his comprehensive approach to modernizing other local industries.
The New Idea
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