Published on December 29, 2007
Tanga Cashew Project: Tanga Cashew Project A Sustainable Development project for Tanzania Tanga Cashew Project: Tanga Cashew Project Background Project description Next steps Project benefits Project Partners: Project Partners Tanga Cement Company 1 cement plant in Tanga region Production capacity 500,000 tonnes Workforce of 325 Part of the Holcim Group Biomass Energy Tanzania Ltd (BETL) Promoting alternative renewable energy e.g. Biomass briquetting, industrial fuels, bio-diesel Integrated waste / energy schemes Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects Biomass = fuel source for cement kilns : Biomass = fuel source for cement kilns Tanga Cement seeking Alternative Fuels & Raw materials (AFR) BETL identified agricultural waste as biomass fuel Cashew nut waste an excellent source of biomass CASHEWS: High proportion of waste product Suitable crop for Tanga region Potential premium product for Tanzania Tanga Cashew Project: Tanga Cashew Project Background Project description Next steps & challenges Project benefits Tanga Cashew Project: Tanga Cashew Project Project to set up: Smallholder cashew farm + cashew processing operation in Tanga Biomass waste management Project deliverables: Cashew nuts for sale and export Biomass waste (AFR) for Tanga Cement A model of sustainable development in action How the project works: How the project works Farm concept Cashew processing & sale Waste to energy The Farm Concept: The Farm Concept Smallholder farming cooperative * Organic farming & fair trade certification possibilities ‘Project’ will provide farmers with: Share in farm & processing business 5 acre blocks Agriculture training Stable pricing Cashew Processing & Sale: Cashew Processing & Sale Waste to Energy: Waste to Energy Opportunities for biomass waste to also replace charcoal for domestic energy needs Cashew nut shell liquid has other productive industrial uses Organic fertilizer Tanga Cashew Project: Tanga Cashew Project Technology transfer & capacity building Job creation, income, housing, training, local enterprise development + Finance & project management Processed cashews Local market Export sales Tanga Cashew Project: Tanga Cashew Project Background Project description Next steps & challenges Project benefits Who benefits and how?: Who benefits and how? Local farmers Access to land and credit Capacity building Price stability Tanga community Employment Local commercial activity Infrastructure and services Who benefits and how?: Who benefits and how? Cashew industry Streamlining supply chain Contribution to stabilizing market Shift to local cashew processing New ‘premium’ export product Tanga Cement Company Removes fuel risk Reduced fuel costs Social and environmental contribution Additional future benefits …: Additional future benefits … Project model for other areas/products Corporate social responsibility Cement for low cost housing Extended capacity building efforts Clean Development Mechanism Emission Reduction Credits Other ‘industrial ecology’ linkages… Tanga Cashew Project: Tanga Cashew Project Background Project description Next steps & challenges Project benefits Next steps: Next steps Project Implementation will require: Company formation Land acquisition Social & environmental impact assessments Stakeholder engagement Financing Outgrower integration Challenges: Challenges Local government & tax administration Land acquisition Value adding to cashews Clean Development Mechanism Outgrower integration Sustainable development in action: Sustainable development in action What can the project achieve? Social – poverty alleviation through job creation, enterprise development, and capacity building. Economic – economic contribution to region, strengthening cashew industry, energy savings for company. Environmental – renewable biomass energy source = neutralization of greenhouse gas emissions.