DRONE-ASSISTED LAND MAPPING FOR CLIMATE SMART CASHEW PRODUCTION - CAJULAB
Benin aims to double its cashew nut production by 2021. Cashew nuts are Benin’s second largest export crop and the government recently set a production target of 300,000 tonnes per year. To achieve this, the government plans to increase the area under cashew cultivation to 60,000 hectares. However, if the cashew sector does not adopt an appropriate strategy, this growth in production may not result in net environmental benefits, or even lead to a loss of biodiversity and a negative impact on marginalised populations. Climate-smart agriculture offers a solution to tackle these challenges.
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