Ready for Fair Trade
Cashew Gam represents organized social movements in which companies help farmers and
supply chains to create better trading practices. Cashew Gam is committed
to engage in ethical business practices and be part of a movement that aims to
address and diminish poverty. The Products met standards that are set by
the certifying agent, ensuring that workers are receiving fair prices for crops
and commodities. Cashew Gam strategy is the implementation of a social
justice infrastructure that aims to create economic development projects,
employment opportunities, and better living conditions that raise the
standard and quality of living conditions among those who, in the past, have
The Gambian economy is characterized by a narrow base with
heavy reliance on the agricultural sector which is also the back bone of the
national economy. Most importantly, agriculture provides employment for about
75 percent of the labor force, and about 50 percent of national food
requirement and three-quarters of national household income earnings.
Cashew Gam production is an additional source of livelihood for both men and women engaged in its value chain activities in the country. It is important crop for household consumption as well as for export thus considered as an additional diversification export crop for the country. In The Gambia, cashew is currently gaining considerable economic importance as high as value crop which attracts remunerative prices both national and international markets.
A High standard and consistent product quality would be the key phrase of the company’s mission statement as the main aim of the project is to internalize the external market to allow it to enjoy economic of scale in its operations.