Local farmers take action
Benin has no less than 200,000 small cashew producers. The nuts are therefore of great economical importance for the country. However, the yield of this crop is low and the producers have difficulty financing their farms. Besides, they are not as yet adequately organised and equipped to cope with these challenges. Something had to be done. This was also Eclosio’s opinion, our partner who launched the PESoC-project (Promotion de l’entrepreneuriat des Jeunes et Soutien à la Production du Cajou) in 2020. With the right support, the farmers in Benin can better organise themselves, optimise their production, while also making it more ecological, and even process cashews locally.