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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.