Saving Succès-fully: How VSLAs are Strengthening Women’s Economic Cooperation

The Succès Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) group was formed in 2019 in the village of Aboudé, Côte d’Ivoire. Every Sunday, forty women meet in the BECIDA cooperative director’s garden to pool their savings and take out loans. During these meetings, they share personal experiences and offer each other advice and…

PROCASHEW: Cashew Sustainability with ETG | Beyond Beans

Over the past two years, 1,000 farmers at these cooperatives have completed trainings in GAP, and 2,000 are currently undergoing training. The beneficiary farmers together manage 8,420 hectares of land, 4,200 hectares of which are already under improved management practices or technologies with USDA assistance. Together, the beneficiary farmers have produced a collective 4,670 Mt of RCN since the project launched.

From Slash-and-Burn to Sustainable: How Biochar is Changing Cocoa Farming in Côte d’Ivoire

ETG | Beyond Beans is preparing to run pilot projects to test the applicability of biochar in live field sites. Our ultimate goal is to expand this project to circularise coffee projects in Uganda, cashew projects in Mozambique, and cocoa projects in Côte d’Ivoire, thereby reducing waste, providing carbon insetting, and minimising the environmental impact of the agricultural sector.