Mootoo Cashew Suppliers Limited
Save the earth, feed the nation
Mooto Cashew Suppliers Ltd sells hybrid cashew tree seedlings with an early maturity period and very high yield. This has won them a large market from local farmers and the government.
The project is being implemented in the Western province of Zambia which is highly affected by deforestation caused by charcoal burning, the main source of livelihood in the area. It is aimed at reforesting the area with hybrid drought-resistant cashew trees with an early maturity; this will enhance the region’s ecosystem and provided a viable livelihood alternative to the communities in it.
The Ministry of Agriculture trains and certifies grafters and buys seedlings for those farmers who cannot afford to buy them for themselves.
The University of Barotseland provides strategic guidance and provides (technical) advice on good agricultural practice and agronomy.
The SEED Africa Awards 2019 in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards 2019 in South Africa are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.