57% of the world's cashews are grown in Africa. The cashew farmers that we are supporting, work hard to grow cashew nuts and apples. But without business skills and links to buyers, their produce doesn’t always fetch the price it deserves.
Despite the COVID-19 global health crisis delaying parts of this project, we made significant progress in the first year of this project. We began working with 150 enterprise groups who got stuck into training.
30 of these groups learned about setting up beehives to make honey, and processing cashew apples to sell. Three tree nurseries were also set up and cashew seedlings are already being grown by the communities.
This project has been made possible thanks to funding from UK Aid Direct.