Cashew processors in Benin


Despite steady growth, Benin’s economy still struggles to provide meaningful poverty reduction and employment opportunities.

As youth in particular seek jobs in urban centers, unemployment is a critical issue in transforming Benin’s economic growth into prosperous livelihoods. Having long depended on trading with Nigeria and inland neighbors thanks to a competitive port in Cotonou, the devaluation of the naira and big port investments in neighboring countries have severely eroded this source of revenue, leading to falling median incomes and rising poverty since 2011. As a result, the economy needs to diversify and increase value-creating activities, taking advantage of new strategic opportunities to generate prosperity. Agriculture provides a unique opportunity to bolster employment, entrepreneurship, and food security, and the cashew sector in particular is ripe for success. TechnoServe is working to expand economic opportunities in Benin by helping farmers, agribusinesses, and entrepreneurs to raise their production levels and connect with lucrative markets, while creating jobs in rural areas.

Visit TechnoServe Benin's country website (in French). 

Maimouna MbackeCountry Director, Benin

Carré 627-629-F, Avenue Jean Paul II,
Quartier Les Cocotiers | Cotonou, LIT | Bénin

TechnoServe Benin: Our Impact


Planting Gender Equality in the Benin Cashew Value Chain: A Case Study of the BeninCajù Project

RFP – Expert Consultant in Organic Cashew Certification for Benin Cashew (French Required)

Selection of an Expert Consultant in Organic Cashew Certification Responsible for the activity: Farmer Support Manager & Processing Manager Location: Cotonou with possible travel in the north of Benin. Deadline for submission: May 22, 2021…

RFP – BeninCajù and CajuLabs Marketing Plan and Materials

TechnoServe Inc. (TNS) –invites your marketing firm to participate in this competitive solicitation for pricing, delivery and terms of potential sale on the following service for BeninCajù, a program implemented by the TNS office in Benin.

(RFP) Digital Tool Development for Identifying Plot Health and Land Management Practices for Cashew Farming in Benin

Survey: COVID-19 Challenges and Responses for African Food Processors, Second Edition

A survey of food processing firms in seven African countries reveals the challenges facing the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RFP: Midterm Evaluator for BeniBiz Project

TechnoServe seeks a service provider to carry out a mid-term external quality assessment of the entrepreneurship project, BeniBiz, in Benin.

Request for Qualifications: Training Curriculum Consultant

TechnoServe Inc. invites you to participate in this competitive solicitation for qualifications related to the position of training curriculum consultant for the cashew industry.

Survey: Africa’s Food Processors in the Face of COVID-19

TechnoServe surveyed 106 food processors, representing seven countries in Africa, on the impact of COVID-19 on their operations. This survey presents our findings.

Challenges and Responses for Africa’s Food Processors Facing COVID-19

TechnoServe offers a guide on the challenges and responses facing food processors during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on a survey of 106 food processors from seven African countries.

Terms of Reference: BeninCajù Midterm Evaluation

TechnoServe Inc. is inviting bids from qualified firms to participate in this competitive solictiation for the Midterm Evaluation of the BeninCajú project.