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Resilience In a nutshell

£5 a month over the course of a year could provide a family with 6 cashew trees, helping restore severely degraded land
£9 a month for a year could provide a community with the tools they need to manage their land and improve the soil, enabling them to grow crops to eat and sell, and building their resilience to climate shocks
£14 a month over 12 months could provide a family with training on climate-smart farming techniques such as composting and mulching – improving the soil and ensuring trees and crops grow more effectively.
£23 could grow two cashew trees, helping to restore severely degraded land
£40 could provide a community with the tools they need to manage their land and improve the soil, enabling them to grow crops to eat and sell, and building their resilience to climate shocks.
£72 could provide a community with the tools they need to turn cashew fruits into products to sell at market.

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Tree Aid is working with smallholder farmers in Ghana to grow cashew trees and improve the productivity of their farmland. We train farmers in techniques such as composting and intercropping, to raise crop yields and improve the communities’ (and the trees’) resilience to climate change.   

Donate today to grow a green, resilient future for people in Africa's drylands.

Why is this project needed?

Communities in Ghana are already living the extreme consequences of the climate crisis and the effects are worsening. Erratic weather, lack of resources and degraded land means people are struggling to grow food for their families, and to earn an income to pay for food, medicine and schooling.  

To thrive on the frontlines of the climate crisis, communities need to be resilient. From seedling to harvest, this project ensures communities have the tools and training they need to grow drought-hardy cashew trees and build resilient businesses which are equipped to tackle the challenges ahead.

Learn more about the aims and results of the project

MEET THE CASHEW FARMERS

Why Cashew Trees? 

Did you know that 57% of the world's cashew trees are grown in Africa?

Ideal for its ability to grow in poor soils, cashews are a drought-hardy tree. What's more, they produce a high value crop - cashew nuts, and almost every part of the tree can be used, including the cashew apple.

They are ideal trees to be planted as part of an agroforestry system. When grown alongside other crops, the deep roots of the tree help reduce erosion, and the fallen leaves help to fertilise the land.

Support communities to grow cashew trees today, by buying a Gift That Grows!

In the past we used to pick only the nuts - we had no idea the apple was also useful. We put it on a stick, grill and sell it at market. People love it. We even mulch the dried cashew leaves to help young cashew trees grow
Ayishetu Soale - Project Participant, Ghana

Growing Greener Futures With Climate-Smart Agriculture

This project is bringing whole communities together within one cashew orchard, growing different crops and trees using 'climate-smart' methods which benefit farmers and the land.

When you grow cashew trees in a climate-smart system, all parts of the tree become useful. The fallen leaves are used in mulching and composting, the fruits and nuts are eaten or sold to earn an income, and the tree itself has a transformative effect on the land, trees and crops around it.