Store nuts and seeds in a cool, dark place in a tightly closed container. Make sure that the container is as airtight as possible so that moisture is kept away from the nuts. You can also freeze nuts and seeds, which will extend their shelf life by several months.
Grown by 3031 family farmers on an average of 5.4 ha in the Hauts-Bassins, Sud-Ouest, Cascades and Centre-Ouest Regions in Burkina Faso
Organic, non-irrigated, manually harvested and sorted, never repackaged, all processing done locally, transport: straight from the farm to Bobo-Dioulasso by lorry, by lorry to Abidjan, by ship to Rotterdam, 100% of employees working in processing have an employment contract, wages on par with minimum wage or better
Purchasing from cooperatives and family farmers straight from the farm since 2005
Potential for improvement: Provide training for family farmers so that they view themselves as business owners, promote innovative farming practices and biodiversity, raise the lowest wages at gebana Burkina Faso
"I farm three hectares of land with corn, niébé and cashews. My mother-in-law, my brother-in-law and my children help me with the field work," explains Kone Djo. It is difficult to find farm workers, she says. "I notice that more and more people are going to school or to the city. This means there are fewer people to help with the harvest." Kone Djo would like to acquire farming equipment to make her work easier. “Whether it's a tractor or a plough, anything would help us work more efficiently."