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The start to a new year can mean new resolutions, new ventures, or time for a change. For cashew farmers in Mozambique, it marks fresh hopes for the beginning of a new crop season.

Between the months of January and March they plant their new trees, which for 40% of the country’s farmers, will provide their main source of income for the year. Ultimately, their livelihoods largely depend on the availability and quality of these young trees.

To give them a kickstart, Olam’s cashew team provides healthy saplings free-of-charge every year to farmers in our sourcing network. As a partnership with the Mozambique Cashew Institute, 170,000 cashew saplings were distributed in 2019 and 80,000 were also supplied to young farmers to help entice them into cashew farming.