2018 Matching Campaign
Cashew farming has enormous economic potential and is resistant to the effects of climate change.
“A study completed by USAID and the West African Trade Hub found that for every $1000 in cashew sales by farmers, 120 jobs were created in the central Ghana.” (Source: African Cashew Alliance)
Combining cashew cultivation and beekeeping, can lead to a 100% increase in cashew yields.
One beehive can produce 63 liters of honey per year. At about 14 cedis per liter, a Ghanaian farmer can make 882 cedis/yr from a single beehive. This equates to about $180 of additional income.
Combining cashew farming and beekeeping can increase a household’s income by 30%.
2018 Matching Campaign for Economic Development Projects
We are raising money to help fund cashew farming and beehive ventures in northern Ghana. Cashews are sometimes referred to as “grey gold” for their economic potential. Placing beehives on the farm not only increases the crop yield, but also provides additional income through honey and beeswax. In addition, cashew trees are resistant to the impacts of climate change in the region.
Even a small donation can go a long way. All donations will be matched up to $5,000 so your donation essentially has double the impact!
Even a small donation, can have a large impact
- About $25, provides enough cashew seedlings for a 5-acre farm
- About $30, can clear/prepare an acre of farmland for planting. We ask that farmers provide “sweat equity” meaning they clear two acres of land themselves and then we help them clear two more acres in order to expand their farming operation.
- About $70 = 1 beehive