Could cashew nuts help to eradicate poverty in Senegal?
24 April 2013 Last updated at 20:01 BST
Senegal's Casamance region produces 90% of the country's cashew nuts.
More profitable than peanuts, growers believe processing cashews for export could transform the economy.
But with huge fluctuations on stock markets and a lack of infrastructure, can a thriving cashew industry be something other than a remote dream?
Laeila Adjovi reports.