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Research Grant

Are you involved in any research activity within the cashew sector? Are you in a member state of the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS)? Are you from a public research institution or entity with a high interest in sustainability, biodiversity, climate resilience, cashew production systems, as well as local cashew processing and value addition? Do you have an innovative research idea that makes the cashew value chain more productive, sustainable, and climate-friendly?

Then this is a unique opportunity for you to realize your goal!

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About us

MOVE-ComCashew formerly known as the Competitive Cashew Initiative in 2009(ComCashew) and now tagged as (MOVE-ComCashew) is a multi-actor and multi-level approach, that builds capacities of actors in the cashew value chain with the aim to significantly improve the livelihoods of small-scale cashew farmers and increasing the competitiveness of domestic rice and cashew supply to meet increasing regional demand.

Together with the GIZ project ABF, MOVE-ComCashew is implementing the Joint Action “Business Support Facility for Resilient Agricultural Value Chains” which is a combined effort of the EU Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA), Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and German Government through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Under this Joint Action, MOVE aims to contribute to economic and climate change resilience of the cashew value chain and food security, increased income, and employment in the 79 OACPS member states under the Samoa agreement. We, as MOVE-ComCashew, are mandated to cover activities on the cashew value chain.

We create income and employment in our implementing countries with a focus on increasing the value creation of cashew processing, improving the economic/environmental sustainability of the cashew agricultural systems, we improve the marketing of cashew regional products, we disseminate good practices in promoting cashew, we conduct inclusive business models and develop human capacity targeting gender inclusion and we strengthen public-private cooperation in policymaking.

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Our objective

The objective of ComCashew focuses on three key areas:

production

Human Capacity Development (HCD)/Scaling

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processing

Private Sector Development

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Policy Advice and South-South Cooperation

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Where we work

In Africa, over 2.5 million African farmers grow about 57% of the world's cashews.
Here are updates on six MOVE-ComCashew African countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal.

 

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Our vision

After having built a basis for the cashew sector in some African project countries through trainings for farmers and processors and through activities linking them to national and international markets, ComCashew aims now to consolidate these efforts and extend activities to the ECOWAS countries and the Caribbean and Pacific states. Agribusiness Facility (ABF) and MOVE-ComCashew, both GIZ programmes commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-funded by the EU under the post-Cotonou agreement with the Organization of ACP States have come together on the joint action, ‘ Business Support Facility for Resilient Agricultural Value Chains.

This Joint Action aims to develop and enhance the capacities of actors along ACP agricultural value chains to attract finance and investment, towards low-emission and climate resilient practices and value chains. It is putting more emphasis on establishing a sustainable relationship between the chain actors, on transferring knowledge and building sustainable institutions, providing trainings, business advice and services.

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ComCashew

Are you involved in any research activity within the cashew sector? Are you in a member state of the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS). Are you from a public research institution or entity with a high interest in sustainability, biodiversity, climate resilience, cashew production systems, as well as local cashew processing and value addition?

Do you have an innovative research idea that makes the cashew value chain more productive, sustainable, and climate-friendly?

Does your organization need support for its research activities on cashews with multi-stakeholder approaches through the mobilization of scientific and local knowledge? Do you have consortium partners to collaborate with to foster exchange among researchers and practitioners to share results and build synergies through research proposals?

Then this is a unique opportunity for you to realize your goal!

ComCashew

Do you know that your innovative idea for the cashew, cocoa, maize, cattle, sheep, or goat value chains in an OACPS member state could secure you a golden funding opportunity?

The "Matching Grant Fund for Climate-Resilient Value Chains" is back and ready to turn your vision into reality. We're looking for project ideas that make these value chains more inclusive, sustainable, and profitable.

ComCashew

On April 20th, 2024, the 6th annual Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC) Ministerial Conference and Technical Experts Meeting was held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana. This significant event was held alongside the Technical Expert meeting, Development Partners meeting, ComCashew Board Meeting, and a two-day Cashew Research Conference from April 16th to 20th, 2024.

Impact

For its concept and measurable successes, ComCashew was awarded the Innovation Award of the OECD / DAC "Taking Development Innovation to Scale" in 2016.

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This website was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of GIZ/MOVE-ComCashew and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

The Joint Action is jointly co-financed by the European Union under the Samoa agreement with the Organisation of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States(OACPS) and by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ.