Born in the commune of N'dali, 474 km from cotonou in northern Benin, Roméo Garadima, in his forties, is an accountant by training. Married and father of two children, he is passionate about agriculture, especially cashew which he started 12 years ago in association with other crops such as corn and soybean which he grows on an 8-hectare plantation. Roméo is also a butcher.
In 2015, he received a visit from the BeninCajù project agents who advised him on the spacing of trees to be pruned.
I joined the BeninCajù project in 2015. I was producing 800 kg of cashew nuts per season at that time. I had no agricultural or business skills. I received training in N'dali, Dassa, Bohicon on plantation maintenance techniques, good production, harvesting and post-harvest practices and crop association. The application of this knowledge has allowed me to increase my yield. Currently, I produce 3000 Kg of nuts per year''. Romeo GARADIMA. More details here.