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Farmer community

5000

Cashew processing plant

4 Hectares

Processing capacity

9,000 Tonnes

EMPLOYEES

700

Female lead

75% staff

KERNEL CONTAINERS EXPORTED

8 PER MONTH

CERTIFICATIONS

BRC, FAIR FOR LIFE, ORGANIC & SEDEX

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Experience the Great Taste of Responsible Business

At the Cashew Coast, we buy raw cashew nuts from our local farmers, we process them locally into delicious cashew kernels that we export to Europe and the US, complying with the highest food safety standards.

We’re exceptionally well-certified.

We’re the first cashew processor in Côte d’Ivoire to be BRC certified on the entire process, from reception of raw cashew nuts to packaging of kernels.

Our plant complies with the highest EU and US food safety standards — HACCP, BRC-GS Certification and GFSI grade “A”. We’re one of the only African cashew processors who can say this.

 

Grading is an art
 

Our Factory in Azaguié

No small feat.

We exports over 1,400 tonnes of kernels every season. We supply some of the largest distributors in the US and Europe and are on track to be able to expand our production facilities year on year.

We invest in people. Particularly women.

We employ young, vibrant women and men from our nearby communities, bringing them jobs and a profitable and sustainable value chain -meaning we empower the welfare, education and development of our people and their community.

75% of our employees are female, as well as 50% of our leadership team.

 

The brains running the factory
Better Business Makes Better Cashews

We work with a network of over 4000 farmers and we know everyone's name. We visit communities, we check in, and we invest for the long term.

Meet The Team

The Cashew Coast is fun, so it’s no surprise, you’ll notice, that we’re all smiling.

SALMA

SALMA CEO

Salma is the co-founder of Cashew Coast and for her sins has been an investment banker all her life.

  • aka: Chief Executive Nutter
  • Favourite drink? Tamarind juice
  • Interesting fact: We have to bend the world to our will!
ACHTA

ACHTA Quality Director

Achta is the first female Ivoirienne QHSE Director to successfully lead a cashew processing facility's BRC audit.

  • aka: Keep Calm and Carry On
  • Favourite drink? Bissap juice
  • Interesting fact: Keep smiling and go ahead!
JAY

JAY CFO

Jay has decades of experience in financial management and SMEs.

  • aka: 50 Cents
  • Favourite drink? Grapefruit juice
  • Interesting fact: Enjoys mentoring!
ABOU

ABOU Deputy CFO

Previously an internal auditor, Abou runs all aspects of accounting and budgeting.

  • aka: 25 Cents
  • Favourite drink? Niamankou (ginger juice)
  • Interesting fact: Serving tirelessly!
TITO

TITO Plant Director

A cashew production wizard, Tito has spent decades in the cashew industry from Brazil to Ghana and now Côte d'Ivoire.

  • aka: 300 Boxes
  • Favourite drink? Orange juice
  • Interesting fact: I love a challenge!
JOEL

JOEL Farmer Integration Director

With 15 years of audit experience, Joel is our resident organic and certification expert focused on integrating our value chain.

  • aka: Bushman
  • Favourite drink? Tchapalo
  • Interesting fact: Always welcoming whatever the blows received!
JESSIKA

JESSIKA Legal & HR Manager

She's a sharp sassy lawyer who rises up to any challenge.

  • aka: The Iron Lady
  • Favourite drink? Cocktail de fruits
  • Interesting fact: J'aime danser et procurer la joie autour de moi
KROU

KROU Sales and Export Manager

Krou is a trained process engineer from the prestigious INPHB school.

  • aka: Mister Conteneur
  • Favourite drink? Wine
  • Interesting fact: Risk taker
CHEICK

CHEICK Technical Manager

Cheick is a trained mechanical engineer from the prestigious INPHB school.

  • aka: MacGyver
  • Favourite drink? Fruit cocktail
  • Interesting fact: You have to believe in your skills and still stay up!
HEMA

HEMA Assistant Plant Director

Hema has done it all: from being a peeling lady, then moved on to become a supervisor in the production area before running the shelling section.

  • aka: 300 Boxes Bis
  • Favourite drink? Limonade
  • Interesting fact: Travail bien fait!