Elevating the value of natural resources and agricultural post-harvest loss by developing industries where women, farmers, and the ecosystem thrive.

Elevating the value of natural resources and agricultural post-harvest loss by developing industries where women, farmers, and the ecosystem thrive.

BamCashea (bam-ka-shay)
invests in women, farmers, and working-age-youth by improving local circular agricultural economies in Ghana.

Our goal is to rehabilitate and add value to a variety of important agricultural sub-sectors in a socially and environmentally responsible way. We believe in harnessing the potential of natural resources and community collectivization to improve livelihoods in the local communities in which we operate.

Founder Tabatha Rood named the organization BamCashea to pay tribute to its three essential elements: the community of Bamboi, Ghana, and its cashew and shea trees.

Three Essential Elements

Founder Tabatha Rood named the organization BamCashea to pay tribute to its three essential elements: the community of Bamboi, Ghana, and its cashew and shea trees.

Bamboi

Cashew Tree

Shea Trees

It’s all about the people of Bamboi.
BamCashea began in 2018, accelerated by founder Tabatha Rood’s deep connection to the hardworking people of Bamboi, the natural environment rapidly degrading around them, and the human and natural exploitation that is a byproduct of unchecked development.

Our programs are based in the community of Bamboi, Ghana, which sits on the Northern banks of the Black Volta River. Its location is ideally situated for both cashew and shea agro-forestry industries, both of which present opportunities to support increased income for women and farmers.

BamCashea is working to develop each of these local sectors by increasing output, reducing post-harvest loss and waste, and adding value to secondary agricultural products.

We aim to empower the people and community organizations of Bamboi to utilize the existing rare and handcrafted products of their fruiting cashew and shea trees. How do we do that? By funding the facilities and materials, facilitating access to financing, and providing training for capacity building.

We have seen first-hand how these efforts can increase income and capital, promote gender equality in land and resource management, and help the community gain access to life-sustaining benefits such as increased food security, access to education, and improved access to healthcare. Learn more about our programs.

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Donations to BamCashea directly support the development of sustainable industries in Bamboi, Ghana.

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