Photo of the Week: Cashew Factory

March 04, 2011

An employee of the Agri-Business Company cashew factory in Touba, Côte d'Ivoire, displays a cashew nut inside its shell.

An employee of the Agri-Business Company cashew factory in Touba, Côte d'Ivoire, displays a cashew nut inside its shell. TechnoServe provides technical assistance to the factory as part of the African Cashew Initiative, an effort to strengthen the cashew processing industry in five countries. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the German Development Cooperation Ministry, TechnoServe and the initiative’s other partners aim to help 150,000 small-scale farmers generate an additional $15 million in income each year.