The Gambia

Less than 30 miles wide, Africa’s smallest country follows the contours of the Gambia River and most of its 1.7 million people make their living through subsistence agriculture. IRD's Gambia River Basin Cashew Value Chain Enhancement Project (CEP) is a Food for Progress initiative that aims to strengthen the cashew value chain and increase the incomes of 10,000 smallholder cashew farmers and processors in The Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea Bissau. The project improves food security by providing training to cashew farmers, seeds for higher yielding varieties, new cultivation techniques, nutrition education, land management practices, and small-scale machinery to process and use all parts of the cashew fruit and nut.


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

Cashew Processing Group Demonstrates Resilience

“When the rains started and didn’t stop, we worried that all of our hard wo... 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