Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

18 Feb, 2015

Last week, the African Cashew Alliance celebrated the expansion of its Seal program by welcoming CASA, located in Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire, to its family of Seal-certified cashew processors.  CASA has worked with ACA’s team of food safety and quality experts throughout the past several months to finally become certified in February...

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15 Jan, 2015


For the rest of January, ACA members can enjoy heavily discounted rates on registration and accommodation for CashewInfo.com’s inaugural World Cashew Convention, which takes place in Dubai on 5-6 February 2015.

ACA is proud to partner with CashewInfo.com for this event, in which ACA Managing Director Roger Brou will moderate...

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13 Jan, 2015

NOTICE: THIS CALL IS OPEN FROM 7th to 24th JANUARY, 2015

1. The Cashew Matching Grant Fund

Adopting Good Agricultural Practices results in better quality of raw cashew nuts while stable, reliable linkages between farmers, processors and buyers is extremely essential for the competitiveness of African cashews. These are the lessons the German...

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12 Dec, 2014

The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) has officially solicited assistance from the federal government to subsidize the procurement of jute bags for cashew packaging. The packing materials which are currently used most widely, polypropelene bags, negatively affect the quality of the cashew nuts.  To read more, please visit the allAfrica site...

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21 Nov, 2014

According to the General Director of the Mozambican National Cashew Institute (Incaju), Filomena Maiopue, the cashew crop in Mozambique is expected to surpass last year's harvest by nearly 17,000 MT, reaching 80,000 MT.  Please visit the Plaza Fresh site to read more.

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21 Nov, 2014

Last week, the African Cashew Alliance celebrated the expansion of its Seal program by welcoming FoodPro, a large Nigerian processing facility, to its family of Seal-certified cashew processors.  FoodPro subscribed to this unique and cutting-edge service in 2013, collaborating with ACA’s team of food safety and quality experts to finally become certified on November 13, 2014.  As the...

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7 Nov, 2014

Towards reducing post-harvest losses and wastages in the cashew industry, the Kogi State Government has started upgrading warehouses in the...

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30 Oct, 2014

In Cote d'Ivoire, cashew trees were initially planted in the northern region of the country as a mechanism to prevent soil erosion and deforestation. However, now that it has become one of the largest cashew-producing countries in the world and the economy is boosted from the sale of the raw nuts, the country may be well on its way to dominating the world's cashew industry. To read more,...

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24 Oct, 2014

The Department of Agriculture in the Mkuranga District of Tanzania have been charged with investigating the fungus disease that appears to be plaguing the cashew trees of the Magawa village. This disease appeared for the first time in the village in 2000, but seems to have re-emerged in full force.  To read more, please visit the allAfrica site...

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17 Oct, 2014

As of October 2014, Cote d'Ivoire has produced approximately 550,000 metric tons of raw cashew, a record for Africa's highest-producing nation.  Experts project the production to double within the next five years, thereby easily overtaking India as the world's largest cashew producer. To read more, please visit the China Post site...

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