Photo of the Week: Cashews Spark Development in Côte d’Ivoire

July 13, 2012

Workers at the Agri-Business Company cashew factory in Touba, Côte d'Ivoire, shell cashew nuts. TechnoServe provides technical assistance to the factory as part of the African Cashew Initiative (ACi), which aims to help 150,000 small-scale farmers generate an additional $15 million in income each year.

Workers at the Agri-Business Company cashew factory in Touba, Côte d'Ivoire, shell cashew nuts. TechnoServe provides technical assistance to the factory as part of the African Cashew Initiative (ACi), a four-year project in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso and Mozambique funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), along with a broad spectrum of private-sector companies. ACi aims to help 150,000 small-scale farmers generate an additional $15 million in income each year. TechnoServe is supporting cashew processing factories that are creating thousands of jobs – more than 60 percent of which are held by women.

 

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