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.

Find out more about how we are addressing sustainability challenges in cashew supply chains