Although considered one of Africa’s political and economic leaders, Senegal still struggles with crushing poverty. The southern Casamance region, while no longer trying to break away from the rest of the country, still lags behind in terms of development.

IRD’s program in Senegal is expanding opportunities for cashew farmers to improve production and sales.


Sound Business Models for Sustainable Incomes from Cashew

Quality Cashew is Good Business is now a well-known tagline throughout cashew-growi... more

Success Stories

Increasing Income Through Collective Cashew Sales

At the end of a bumpy dirt road in Diambaty in a rural district of south... more

IRD and Peace Corps Collaborate on Senegambia

The Gambia River Basin Cashew Value Chain Enhancement Project (CEP) aims to strengt... more

USDA Delegation Visits IRD Cashew Project in The Gambia

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials visiting The Gambia from Washington D... more

IRD Hosts Cashew Festivals in Gambia and Senegal

Culminating a month-long media campaign in The Gambia and Senegal, IRD host... more