The cashew tree, which is native to Brazil, is also called kidney tree. Since the 1970s, the majority of cashew kernels have been produced in African countries. Gebana Afrique is a pioneer in the processing of raw cashew nuts in Burkina Faso. Since the first contacts with farmers in 2000, the activity has grown steadily. The laborious processing is done 100% by hand, while in other production regions the transformation of cashew is a semi-industrial process. Today, gebana Afrique transforms 850 tons of raw cashew into 150 tons of cashew nuts every year.
gebana Afrique's economic activities generate income for thousands of families in Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world. By investing in the existing infrastructure, gebana is linked to the farmers in the long term and shares all risks that could affect production.