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Looking for locally produced cashew nut processing equipment in West Africa

Neil Noble
related country: Guinea-Bissau
related country: Guinea-Bissau

I have been asked about locally produced cashew nut processing machines for cashew processing in West Africa in the region Senegal, Gambia, & Guinea Bissau. The estimated harvest is around 3 tonnes, maybe up to 5 tonnes.

I would also like to know what can be done with the cashew nut shell liquid on a commeric al basis for a small scale producer.

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Neil Noble

The organisation that I was thinking of was the Africa Cashew Alliance.

African Cashew Alliance
4th Street, Kuku Hill, Osu
c/o USAID P.O. Box 1630
Tel: (233) 21 773 393
Tel: (233) 21 781 608
Tel: (233) 21 782 233
Fax: (233) 21 782 231 This is only accessible to members

They also have publications such as “Export manual to guide cashew processors” and “Training Manual on raw nut quality”

An NGO that has worked on Cashew nut processing in the past in the West Africa region is Enterprise Works, they may be able to provide you with some useful information.

Enterprise Works / VITA, Inc.
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington DC 20036#
Tel: +1 202 293 4600
Fax: +1 202 293 4598
Enterprise Works Worldwide (EWW). EWW was formally Appropriate Technology International ATI and were started as part of the US Government's response to Schumacher. They are an NGO and have recently made a strategic shift towards business development services as the leading edge of their work. They have worked on cashew processing in West Africa.

Another organisation that I have the address of is SAFPP which looks like they are based in South Africa but have worked in Guinea.

Strengthening African Food Processing Project
CSIR Bio/Chemtek -
TFD Building 22
P. O. Box 395 Pretoria
South Africa 0001
Tel: +27 12 841 3097
Fax: +27 12 841 3726
Cashew project in Guinea


And some additional information from the Practical Action West Africa office:-

Other organisations with relevant experience
- RONGEAD which for example has written this very comprehensive guide in French to transformation of cashew
- SNV Guinea Bissau - CEAS Burkina Faso

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