The initiative also promotes digital technology.
In West Ghana, SAP software designed to make the value chain more transparent and efficient is being tested. Stocks can be managed using an app and shipments planned. Furthermore, each of the farmers’ deliveries is scanned in using a smart phone and the weight is stored. This was previously only possible by hand.
In 2016, the Competitive Cashew Initiative received an innovation award from the OECD Development Assistance Committee for its concept and measurable successes. The jury praised the initiative’s problem-solving and innovative approach, which has contributed to a significant increase in the incomes of producers. In all, ComCashew and its partners in the fields of production, processing and trade, have generated additional income totalling more than EUR 480 million.