A decline in tourism due to insecurity, and falling agricultural yields caused by extreme weather, have weakened the economy in Kenya’s coastal region, pushing 更多 people into poverty. These changes are hitting young people hard; the country has the highest level of youth unemployment in eastern Africa.
Coastal Kenya has a higher concentration of cashew nut trees than anywhere else in the country, and almost 70,000 smallholder farmers along the coastline produce cashew nuts. However, ageing trees and a lack of investment have seen cashew 产品介绍ion in the area decrease, weakening an al阅读y fragile economy.
Farm Africa is working with Ten Senses Africa to breathe new life into Kenya’s cashew industry. The project will help smallholders living in Kwale, Kilifi and Lamu counties in coastal Kenya establish or develop profitable cashew and sesame businesses. The project will:
Farm Africa is working in partnership with Ten Senses Africa, an agricultural company dedicated to organic, fair trade and ethical business practices.
The project is funded by the European Union’s Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa. The Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SlovakAID) is managing the project’s funds on behalf of the European Union.