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Organic cashew Project

Expansion of organic cashew farm

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Emmanuel Kwasi Yeboah

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Farmer Co-op or Farmer Business Organization

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 3-10 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?


Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Berekum Bono Region, Ghana

What country is your selected Place located in?

Ghana, West Africa

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Bono Region has arable lands for the cultivation of Cashews

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

The people living in this community are greatly poor woman and children.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Ghana and Africa in general has arable lands for the cultivation of Cashews and other crops. However, most of the people employed by this sector are the aged poor population and who only engaged in subsistence farming. .

Therefore, despite these available lands the country still rely on importation of food to feed its citizen.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

EMMEH Farms therefore wants to engage in commercial farming and proceed to process the products of the farms.

The fruit of the cashew is as large as about three to four times the size of the nuts. Unfortunately, these fruits which have equal economic values are left to be rotten. Again, Cash crop unlike animal husbandry has a very long spine of operation with less risk. It only requires only an initial huge capital to start  but has a very long time benefits.   

EMMEH Farms therefore seek to process the fruits of the cashew to make drinks for human consumption.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

With the vision of EMMEH Farms, a lot of women will be employed and the same time increase the income levels of the farms as well as the other farmers in the country.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

With the good practices of the farms, we envisaged to provide the best of foods for the populace, because at EMMEH FARMS, we believe that you are what you eat.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Email

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Hi Emmanuel Yeboah  Great to see you joining the Prize!

We noticed your submission is currently unpublished. Was this your intention? We'd love to have your submission included in the Prize. Even if you've not started populating your Vision just yet, by publishing your submission you can make it public for other teams in your region to see, get in touch and possibly even collaborate with you.

You can publish it by hitting the "Publish" button at the top of your post. You can also update your Vision at any time before 31 January 2020 by clicking on the "Edit Contribution" on top. If you need inspiration or guidance, take a look at the Food Vision Prize Toolkit.
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Look forward to seeing your Vision evolve through the coming weeks.