Kajou captures Audience Prize at World Vision Food Security Social Innovation challenge
Congratulations to PhD candidate Emmanuella Ellis (BRE-Supervisor Michael Ngadi) and Kajou teammates for capturing the “Audience Prize” at the recent 2018 World Vision Food Security Social Innovation challenge. Kajou is an agri-food venture that seeks to transform the cashew value chain in Côte d'Ivoire. By processing the cashew nut and fruit with local cooperatives, Kajou aims to offer a socially sourced product to key markets while providing sustainable opportunities to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The venture addresses undernourishment globally by repurposing the current waste from the cashew nut and fruit and reduces the carbon footprint in global trade by serving key markets directly.