From tree to trade: Cashews in Mozambique

Source: Aga Khan Foundation USA

This blog post reflects highlights from a conversation with Sarah Heddon, Program Associate at Aga Khan Foundation. She recently visited Mozambique to oversee MozaCajú, a three-year project implemented jointly by TechnoServe and the Aga Khan Foundation with funding from U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cashews in Mozambique

From tree to trade: Cashews in Mozambique

Mozambique is a nation flourishing with natural resources, and an economy that relies primarily on agriculture. However, after the Mozambican Civil War (1977-1992), some of the nation’s agricultural industries suffered. The cashew industry, once a prominent export, producing half the world’s total in the 1960s, fell into decline as adverse policies and civil war brought new tree plantings to a halt.

http://www.akfusa.org/our-stories/from-tree-to-trade-cashews-in-mozambique/ and http://www.akfusa.org/our-stories/new-website-opens-a-window-to-mozambiques-cashew-growers/

 

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