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How is the supply chain in Ghana?

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Value Chain Overview
Oct 22, 2021
Edited By
Seujin Jang
Oct 22, 2021
Edited By
Seujin Jang
Companies buy cashew nuts from farmers for drying and packing. Other Ghanaian farmers form a coop, process then sell, or connect to agents who process the nuts. Middlemen play a big role as farmers rarely do processing for lack of capital.

-Farmers/producer -> Processor (Drying and packing) -> Exporter

-Most of the time, companies buy the raw cashew nuts from the farmers and then process/dry themselves because, in order to buy cashew nuts, one needs a company document.

-The second most prominent case is wherein farmers form a coop and process then sell.

-Sometimes, the farmers are connected to agents who process the cashew nuts

-It’s rare that farmers also do the drying and packing themselves alone.

-Middlemen play a big role in the industry because most farmers don't have the capital to process themselves.

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