One-third of all cashew nuts come from Africa. Most African cashew farmers live in poverty due to the primitive agricultural system and processes. As a partner, Intersnack supports the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the GIZ (the German foreign aid organisation www.giz.de) in the endeavour to improve the livelihood of 150.000 cashew farmers in the West African countries of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin and in Mozambique. A key objective of the project is to enable the farmers to increase their annual salary by at least $100. Furthermore, the project will create 5.500 jobs in cashew processing.