About Us
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About Us

This is a 6-year program (2017-2023) funded by USDA and implemented by Shelter for Life International to enhance the production and trade of cashews in local and international markets.

The LIFFT-Cashew project works around three objectives which are:

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Increase RCN quality

Increase or maintain quality of Raw Cashew Nuts outturn in 52-54 lbs

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Increase RCN processing

Increase processing of Raw Cashew Nuts to additional 30000 tons locally

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Strengthen cooperatives

Strengthen cooperatives and sale up to 50% by organizing collective sales

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Post-production handling

Improve post-production handling, and strengthen farm management.

Cashew nut farmer and processor - Lifft-Cashew Project - Shelter For Life International
Cashew nut farmer and processor - Lifft-Cashew Project - Shelter For Life International
Our Components
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Nos Composantes

Improving agricultural techniques of cashew nuts

On-Farm Practices

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The LIFFT-Cashew program will approach improving agricultural techniques from a social capital perspective and will establish up to 8 cashew demonstration farms, spread out geographically.

Market Access

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By establishing and growing Cashew Marketing Associations (CMAs, similar to producer cooperatives), the program will improve the bargaining power of cashew producers, improve post-production handling, and strengthen farm management.

Raw cashew nuts - Cashew nut farmer and processor - Lifft-Cashew Project - Shelter For Life International
Raw cashew nuts - Cashew nut farmer and processor - Lifft-Cashew Project - Shelter For Life International

Access to Finance

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The LIFFT-Cashew will collaborate with financial institutions to increase financial services to cashew producers and processors.

Infrastructure

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The LIFFT-Cashew program will build or rehabilitate 100 kilometers of agricultural feeder and connector

Road construction - Lifft-Cashew Project - Shelter For Life International
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Our Stats

22435FAMILIES HELPED
88KM OF ROADS BUILT
17968PEOPLE TRAINED
64711TONS OF CASHEW
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