Johnny Cashew

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Be a superhero! Our cashew travel 12.500 km less than the cashew you will find in your local supermarket and they are better for the farmer, the environment and you.

Did you know that 90% of all cashew nuts travel 27.000 km before they end up at a store near you (3/4 the glove)? Did you know that Africa is the world largest producer, but that 90% of the nuts are being processed in Vietnam & India under harsh conditions, only to be shipped all the way back to the Netherlands?

Neither did we...

But as soon as we realized this, we started this project: Johnny Cashew. We decided to ship cashew straight from Tanzania, while making sure the farmer and the local processor got a fair price. Also, we found a home for the broken cashew nuts that are normally cast aside: we started workshops in Amsterdam to turn them into bars, pasta and maybe also a dressing on your next ice cream :).
Part of our profits will go to planting new cashew trees in Tanzania: good for the farmer, the environment and your karma.

In other words: our nuts taste good, look good and do good!

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What is the goal of the project?

To make the cashew market more fair and transparant, for all involved. The Nether=lands is the number one transport hub for cashews (we transship them to the rest of Europe), so these cashews better be good.

What is the result of the project?

We will have workshops in town to work with (broken) cashews, turning these into pasta, dressing or bars. Furthermore we create a better environment

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

Johnny Cashew is the initiator and closely works with RVO and Yellow Dress Retail

What is the next step?

We sourced out first container from Tanzania and are now setting up the workshops and allocating the first distribution channels in Amsterdam (mostly horeca and smaller retailers)