Studies and Guides
A collection of publications by various experts and specialists in the cashew field in recent years. All copyright is held by the respective authors and publishers.
Summary of the Study on Cashew By-Products 133.02 KB
Summary of a study on the environmental management of by-products in cashew processing.
Technical Information Kit 3 MB
“The Technical Information Kit” is a study conducted by the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC).
ACA 2017 Cashew Investment Guide 6.39 MB
The ACA 2017 Cashew Investment Guide provides the most up-to-date market information for stakeholders looking to invest in the African cashew market. This guide, published exclusively to ACA members, includes information on the current investment climate, cashew processing models, individual country profiles and more. This annual guide seeks to use the power of market information to increase the competitiveness of ACA members in the global economy.
Cashew Handbook 2014 (CashewInfo, 2014) 6.62 MB
The annual global cashew industry handbook published by CashewInfo, in association with ACA.
Cashew Nut Processing Equipment Study: Indian Perspective (CashewInfo/ACA, 2013) 4.03 MB
Study of processing equipment used in the Indian cashew industry, prepared by CashewInfo for ACA members.
Highlights of the Cashew Industry (Red River Foods, 2012) 3.25 MB
Overview of the cashew industry worldwide, published by major US cashew buyer and ACA member Red River Foods.
Gender Transformation in Cashew Value Chain (ACi, 2012) 1006.29 KB
A study of gender in the cashew industries in Ghana and Burkina Faso, conducted by African Cashew Initiative (ACi).
Exports, Employment and Incomes in West Africa (USAID West Africa Trade Hub, 2011) 2.99 MB
A study of multiplier effects in West African economies, conducted by USAID West Africa Trade Hub.
Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Africa: A Synthesis of Four Country Case Studies” (GIZ, 2011) 1.28 MB
Study of access to finance opportunities and challenges for African agriculture value chains, including cashew, published by GIZ.
Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Africa: Focus on Pineapples, Cashews and Cocoa in Ghana (GIZ, 2011) 1.04 MB
Study of access to finance opportunities and challenges for Ghana’s cashew sector, published by GIZ.
Climate Change and Cashew in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire (CIAT, 2011) 1.84 MB
Predictive report on the impact of climate change on cashew production in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, published by International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
Cashew Business Basics: The Gambia River Basin Cashew Value Chain Enhancement Project (IRD, 2011) 3.19 MB
Analysis of the cashew trade in Gambia by International Relief & Development.
Packaging Materials for Food (Practical Action, 2010) 338.33 KB
Study of food packaging materials by Practical Action.
Cashew Marketing & Consumption in West Africa (USAID West Africa Trade Hub, 2007) 948.1 KB
Study of domestic cashew marketing and urban consumption patterns in ten West African countries, conducted by USAID West Africa Trade Hub.
Cashew Fruit Usage in Brazil (ACi/ACA, 2007) 601.02 KB
Field study of cashew apple usage in Brazil, conducted by ACA and African Cashew Initiative.
AFI Specifications for Cashew Kernels (AFI, 1999) 71.34 KB
Specifications for cashew kernels, published by the US Association of Food Industries.