Cashew Master Training Program: Online application for next Editions opened

The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) and the Market Oriented Value Chains for Jobs and Growth in the ECOWAS Region (MOVE) in partnership with the European Union (EU) and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), the Conseil du Coton et de l’ Anacarde (CCA), and the Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC), have today, 24th July 2023, opened online application for Editions 17 and 18 of the Cashew Master Training Program (MTP).

Application is open to people working in the private and public sectors, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and development partners promoting cashew value chains in Africa and beyond. The applicants must be mandated by their host institution and will go through a transparent selection process in line with fixed criteria.

Interested applicants can proceed to to read about the MTP, the terms and conditions and register.

About the MTP

The Master Training Programme aims to increase the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of African cashew experts along the value chain and consequently further to promote the competitiveness of the African cashew sector. It is an intensive three-week training held in three different sessions involving both classroom and practical sessions on various aspects of the cashew value chain ranging from production and processing to economics, cashew market dynamics, marketing and financing mechanisms and cross-cutting issues like facilitation skills, negotiation skills, decision making, gender among others.

Training Location

The training is conducted in Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire by the African Cashew Alliance with expert support from MOVE/GIZ, MOFA, CRIG and other national institutions and companies involved in the cashew sector. The working languages will be English, French, and Portuguese (with translation service).


The 17th and 18th Editions of the MTP are expected to start in November 2023 and end in 2024. Specific timelines for these Editions will be communicated to successful applicants.

Application deadline

Online application for the 17th Edition of the MTP ends on 20th September 2023.

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