Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

19 Sep, 2014

Dear Cashew Friends and Colleagues,

It is with deep sorrow that we announce to you the passing away of our former ACA President, Mr. Idrissa Kilangi. Mr. Kilangi passed away on 12 September 2014 in Tanzania due to an illness. His burial took place in his hometown of Iringa in the southern highlands of Tanzania.

Mr. Kilangi was initially elected as the first Vice President of the...

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16 Sep, 2014

The African Cashew Alliance regrets to announce that the 2014 ACA World Cashew Festival & Expo has been cancelled due to the ongoing Ebola situation in West Africa.

Given the recent ban on international conferences in Ghana, and recognizing the importance of supporting the prevention of a wider spread of Ebola, ACA is sad to announce the cancellation of this year’s edition of the...

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8 Sep, 2014

A joint program was recently launched in Tanzania by the Commission of Science and Technology (COSTECH) and the Mkinga District Council with the intent of reviving the cashew industry.  The program, targeting female farmers, provides both training and technological equipment to small-scale female producers in order to improve productivity.  To read more, please visit the allAfrica...

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1 Aug, 2014

The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) says it is targeting the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop the country's cashew value chain and improve crop yields.  The NCAN National President, Tola Faseru, said the association was already in advanced discussions with the USAID to provide evidence-based advocacy to facilitate access to technical...

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1 Aug, 2014

In collaboration with ACi, ACA organized the third session of the Master Training Program (MTP) in Sunyani, Ghana. The Master Training Program aims to reinforce and expand the knowledge of the cashew sector stakeholders from producers to buyers, including both public and private service providers such as researchers, extension officers, NGOs, and others, and began in December 2013 in Bobo...

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25 Jul, 2014

Guinea-Bissau's cashew exports have sky-rocketed this season, up to 40% higher than this period last year.  This jump is largely attributed to the government's commitment to prioritizing the cashew industry.  To read more, please visit the Reuters site here.

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18 Jul, 2014

The Managing Director of Ghanaian-based Kona Agro Processing Company, Raymond Taylor, expressed his desire for greater governmental support and increased institutional measures to stimulate the cashew sector.  To read more, please visit the GBC Ghana site here.

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11 Jul, 2014

The large majority of Tanzanian-grown raw cashew nuts are exported abroad, most commonly to India, while a mere estimated 10% of the raw crop is processed domestically.  Therefore, to stimulate internal national growth of the sector, the Cashewnut Board of Tanzania (CBT), in partnership with cashew stakeholders across the value chain, have made plans to create three new processing...

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4 Jul, 2014

After a record rise in cashew kernel exports last year, exports of the commodity have seen a decline in the first two months of this financial year, owing to a shortage of raw cashew nuts. A decline in production in India and African countries led to the shortage.
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27 Jun, 2014

According to traders, the recent heavy demand for cashew kernels across the world will likely re-stabilize and firm up the market.  Cashew usage in the major importing countries has been rising steadily, most likely due to the recent stability in prices.  The drought in California has also caused the supply of almonds to drop dramatically, thereby driving up demand for other nuts....

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