Our Ethics

Since the 1970’s we have built these successful relationships with hundreds of small scale farmers across the Makonde Plateau through enabling them to take ownership of their farming.  

 

We believe the farmers are the true heroes of this story

What sets us apart from other brands is our care and respect for our farming partners, ensuring that our cashew nuts are only ever naturally obtained from the shell through hand processing, thereby reducing the need for chemicals and the overall carbon footprint.

We provide hand tools as well as equipment to our farming partners that protect against corrosive CNSL in the shell which can burn the skin. This simple yet vital supply of safety equipment has made their lives better and healthier, enabling them to process more cashews which in turn allows them to earn more for them and their families.

 

 

Research and Sustainability

Did you know that Tanzania is the only country in the world that is developing cashew varieties and Cashew hybrids using standard procedures for releasing crop variety acceptable by UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants)?

As part of our strategy on Sustainability Cajuu have a close link with the professors at the ‘Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute’ (TARI) in Naliendele.

These amazing individuals advise us and our cashew farming partners to ensure that the cashew Nuts are naturally bigger, better and more resilient from harvest to harvest. They are continually working on exciting projects to advance research into the broad range of possible Cashew by-products.