TechnoServe has provided comprehensive technical assistance to help five Beninese cashew processors establish and expand operations, increasing their production by nearly 150 percent. These cashew processing companies employ more than 1,200 people, 63 percent of whom are women. TechnoServe also helped three of these processors to establish a service company, Benin Gold, to market and export their products under one brand. Together, the companies are able to save costs on logistics and marketing, fill orders more quickly and better manage cash flows.
On The Ground
Building a Vibrant Cashew Processing Industry
PartnersBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
January 25, 2012
In Nicaragua, Iveth Juárez, a small business owner who processes and sells cereal to the local market, had attended seminars, workshops, courses and training sessions on accounting and finance. But at the end of each session, she always felt the same sense of confusion.
Business Development Manager