Last update: May 10, 2024

SeGaBi Business To Business 

A framework For Synergy Between the Actions Of Cashew Nut Value  Chain Actors

April was primarily dedicated to preparing and organizing B2B events in the three SeGaBi countries (Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau).

The LIFFT CASHEW project develops and strengthens cashew value chain actors at SeGaBi level through capacity building, market access, access to finance, networking and access to logistics and equipment.

As part of its drive to promote group marketing in Senegal, SFL’s CMA/ TP department has supported cashew producer associations and cooperatives in setting up a direct partnership system with buyers. This system has enabled producer associations and cooperatives to sign a number of contracts with buyers during the 2023 season.

In Senegal

In Senegal, the B2B event took place on Wednesday, April 24 in the Kolda region. The event saw the participation of 48 attendees, including 08 cooperatives, buyers, and partners, who enthusiastically joined and engaged with great interest. A total of 16 letters of intent and 07 sales contracts were signed during this significant event for the cashew nut industry. Notably, one of the greatest satisfactions was the commitment demonstrated by the highest authority of the region. After meeting with us a week before the event, he encouraged ICAS and the regional authorities to increase their involvement in development projects such as the USDA LIFFT-Cashew Project, and pledged to support them whenever they required assistance from the administration. Moreover, during a meeting of all Senegalese governors convened in Dakar, he was represented by the Kolda Regional Directorate of the Department of Agriculture (DRDR). Additionally, it should be noted that the collection of RCN has started timidly in Senegal. Unlike last year, when RCN production was quite good, this year we are observing very low initial production due to the extremely high temperatures over the last two months, which have caused wilting of flowers in several areas, thereby reducing production. However, we remain hopeful that second and third productions will be higher if temperatures decrease. Nevertheless, this situation of low production has resulted in a significant increase in field prices compared to 2023. For the same period in 2023, the highest prices were 300F, whereas this year they are at 540F, representing an increase of 240F. A total of 253 metrics tons of RCN and Kernel were collected, worth $829,320.

Regarding The Gambia

In Gambia, the B2B took place on Thursday, April 25. The event was attended by SFL’s five partner cooperatives, buyers, and technical and strategic partners such as GIEPA. It is also noteworthy that the 2024 cashew marketing season began in the second week of April 2024, and the five cooperatives supported by SFL had already signed 10 RCN sales contracts with 8 traders and one exporter. Additionally, all the cooperatives have commenced purchasing cashew nuts from their members through collective group sales and providing warehouses to their trading partners.
This year’s RCN price is better than that of the 2023 season, with a kilo of RCN now ranging between D65.00 and D70.00 depending on quantity. The marketing campaign is progressing well, but the first harvest of this 2024 season is lower than that of the 2023 season due to hot weather conditions significantly affecting cashew production capacity. However, there is hope that the RCN price will continue to rise due to strong demand from cashew exporters in The Gambia. A total of 72 MT of RCN was collected by the five Gambian cooperatives.

 

Source: LIFFT Cashew Field Staff (Trade Pronotion & CMA Team)

LIFFT Project: Cashew Market Price in West Africa & SeGaBi during May 2024

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SFL‘s LIFFT-Cashew project is here to create a durable and strong cashew value chain in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and the Gambia. Contact us for more information.

    For Guinea Bissau

    In Guinea-Bissau, the B2B was organized on Tuesday, April 30, in Bissau. The event was attended by 13 cooperatives, buyers, and partners such as the Ministry of Trade. Additionally, it is worth noting that the initial stages of the cashew marketing campaign in 2024 have brought significant insights into the cashew market in Guinea-Bissau. Notably, there has been noticeable activity from major buyers, particularly Indians and Vietnamese, along with the leasing of the majority of warehouses in areas close to the seaport for export purposes. Field reports indicate that prices are better than those in 2023, ranging between 300 and 450F CFA in the production zones and 480 to 500F CFA in Bissau. Cooperatives have collected a total of 775 metric tons.

    Cooperatives provide information about how many tons of RCN is available in their storage. Please contact them directly using indicated phone numbers (WhatsApp).

    Guinea Bissau

    Cooperative Name

    Sales 2021 (T)

    Sales 2022 (T)

    Sales 2023 (T)

    Plan Sales 2024 (T) 

    Region

    Tel/WhatsApp

    Mail

    Number of producers

    Contact person

    818

    991

    4,809

    7,125

    Cacheu, Guinea Bissau 

    +245 96 662 81 14

    cooperativabuwendena@gmail.com

    650

    Antonio Preira Batista

    14,932

    33,323

    7,001

    12,375

    Cacheu,Guinea Bissau

    +245 95 595 32 00

    mango_augusto@hotmail.com

    3 200

    Augusto MANGO

    N/A

    1,486

    37

    1,500

    OIO, Guinea Bissau 

    +245 95 6105789

    cjammansaba2014@gmail.com

    N/A

    Malam Cani

    1,203

    2,224

    N/A

    4,875

    OIO, Guinea Bissau

    +245 95 5369697

    cooperativaopro2020@gmail.com

    3 000

    Fatumata Camara

    468

    938

    3,227

    4,125

    Cacheu, Guinea Bissau

    +245 95 555 36 66

    quecuto-augusto@hotmail.com

    600

    Papa Camara

    N/A

    7,411

    11,360

    9,000

    Cacheu, Guinea Bissau 

    +245 95 6022413

    agrobigeni@gmail.com

    N/A

    Baciro Mane

    1,292

    651

    670

    1,125

    OIO, Guinea Bissau

    +245 95 656 51 77

    wakilare2020@gmail.com

    1 000

    Mamadou Silla

    1,945

    4,362

    16,502

    18,750

    Cacheu, Guinea Bissau

    +245 96 642 77 00

    cooperativalampadadecampo@gmail.com

    1 100

    Indjai Dabo

    2,974

    11,953

    8,520

    6,375

    Biombo, Guinea Bissau 

    +245 95 558 56 49

    ndelugan@hotmail.com

    800

    Daniel Ndjanaya Nanque

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    1 500

    OIO, Guinea Bissau 

    +245 95 5265340

    casma@gmail.com

    N/A

    Baba Sighate

    N/A

    N/A

    9,626

    7,500

    Biombo, Guinea Bissau 

    +245 95 5434869

    coop-ca@gmail.com

    N/A

    Moises Ca

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    1 500

    OIO, Guinea Bissau

    +245 95 5823849

    buwongktchif@gmail.com

    N/A

    Zacarias Quade

    N/A

    N/A

    220

    750

    Bafata Guinea Bissau

    +245 95 570 26 60

    coopganadu@gmail.com

    N/A

    Braima BIAI

    13

    23,632

    63,339

    61,972

    75,000

    11 250

    Cooperatives provide information about how many tons of RCN is available in their storage. Please contact them directly using indicated phone numbers (WhatsApp).

    The Gambia

    Cooperative Name

    Sales 2021 (T)

    Sales 2022 (T)

    Sales 2023 (T)

    Plan Sales 2024 (T) 

    Region

    Tel/WhatsApp

    Mail

    Number of producers

    Contact person

    1,108

    1,622

    1,722

    2,250

    West Cost, The Gambia 

    +220 777 76 20

    kogies5212@yahoo.com

    1 500

    Kojo Mendy

    N/A

    13

    564

    1,000

    North Bank, The Gambia

    +220 386 86 08

    musanjsarr@gmail.com

    1 200

    Musa Sarr

    191

    32

    420

    625

    North Bank, The Gambia

    +220 524 46 54

    musanjie139@gmail.com

    366

    Musa Njie

    76

    59

    180

    625

    West Cost, The Gambia 

    +245 95 532 63 86

    fonibintangc@gmail.com

    650

    Zakaria Gaye

    128

    79

    39

    500

    West District, The Gambia

    +220 376 70 73

    aboudemba5@yahoo.com

    624

    Abou Demba

    5

    1,503

    1,805

    2,925

    5,000

    4 340

    Senegal

    Cooperative Name

    Sales 2021 (T)

    Sales 2022 (T)

    Sales 2023 (T)

    Plan Sales 2024 (T) 

    Region

    Tel/WhatsApp

    Mail

    Number of producers

    Contact person

    1,311

    3,179

    4,679

    5,000

    Goudomp, Senegal

    +221 77 511 75 96

    fadegbagoudomp@gmail.com

    2 000

    Bacary Sonko 

    434

    5,270

    3,047

    3,000

    Ziguinchor, Senegal

    +221 77 410 11 59

    gieajac@gmail.com

    1 205

    Aliou Djiba

    387

    847

    N/A

    1,000

    Simbandi Balante, Senegal

    +221 77 705 28 28

    nandomandina@yahoo.Fr

    1 155

    Valentin MANSALY

    2,355

    197

    123

    4,000

    Fatick, Senegal

    +221 77 636 37 53

    amadoulaminecisse1960@gmail.com

    3 000

    Amadou Lamine Cisse

    1,201

    5,052

    1,750

    5,000

    Francounda, Senegal

    +221 77 605 72 04

    laminecamara91@gmail.com

    1 000

    Younouss Mban Mansaly

    775

    261

    128

    1,000

    Kolda, Senegal

    +221 78 198 65 38

    scoopcoumbacara@gmail.com

    630

    Youssouph Seydi

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    500

    Ziguinchor, Senegal

    +221 77 653 47

    bsdiatta@yahoo.fr

    356

    Tendouck

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    500

    Sedhiou, Senegal

    +221 792 71 26

    mc1560631@gmail.com

    145

    Manconomba

    8

    6,800

    14,806

    9,727

    20,000

    11 086

    SeGaBi Cashew Farms Georeferenced

    In Senegal, 2,238 farms have been mapped, 3,687 in Guinea-Bissau, and 1,800 in Gambia. The purpose of this project is to map the plantations of farmers who have been trained in organic certification. This information will speed up the organic certification process, leading to greater financial gains for processors, cooperatives and international export partners. It also provides an overview of the cashew fields of producers in partnership with SFL in the SeGaBi zone.

    RCN collection information from 2020 to 2023 and collection forecasts in 2024

    Sales 2020 (T)

    Sales 2021 (T)

    Sales 2022 (T)

    Sales 2023 (T)

    Plan Sales 2024 (T) 

    Number of producers

    Percentage of RCN Collected in FY23

    Total

    10,320

    31,935

    79,950

    74,624

    100,000

    26 676

    93%