Producing and processing cashews is a promising business in Africa. Through a combination of interventions, the African Cashew initiative (ACi) together with private and public partners focusses on organising and building a sustainable African cashew sector to reduce poverty. The intiative aims at supporting at least 330,000 cashew farmers to add at least US$ 90 to their annual income. ACi is active in the five project countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Mozambique.
The ACi constitutes a new type of broad-based multi‐stakeholder partnership in development cooperation. The German International Cooperation (GIZ) has been commissioned with the management of the project and the facilitation of cooperation among competitive private partners. Its implementing partners Technoserve and Fairmatch Support provide consultation on technical issues, as well as business advice to processors and facilitate linkages between farmers and processors. European, Asian, US and African companies, all members of the African Cashew Alliance (ACA), contribute their resources and expertise as partners. Their contributions are supplemented by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and USAID. ACi benefits from the diverse commercial and technical expertise of these private and public sector partners.
|Location||West Africa, Southern Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d Ivoire, Ghana, Mozambique|