Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

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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30 May, 2014

The African Cashew Alliance, in collaboration with the Global Shea Alliance and the Borderless Alliance, has been awarded a grant under the USAID Toward Inclusive Markets Everywhere Annual Program Statement (TIME APS). The Alliances will lead the program, titled “Industry Alliances Working Together to Empower Poor Rural Women in the Cashew and Shea Sectors” which focuses on engaging rural...

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20 May, 2014

On the 16th of May, 2014 The Vietnamese Cashew Association (VINACAS) signed an MOU with the General Council of Cotton and Cashew of Cote d'Ivoire (CCA).  The MOU focuses on information exchange, securing commercial transactions, and support for representation of each body in the respective countries.  The MOU was signed during the 3-day "Golden Cashew Rendezvous", which was hosted by...

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7 Apr, 2014

Cashew stakeholders in Ghana gathered at Mim Cashew in Wenchi, Ghana to open the season.  The launch had the theme of “harnessing the economic and climatic benefits of cashew; the strategic non-traditional export commodity”, and marked the official beginning of what will hopefully be a fruitful season.

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13 Mar, 2014

The African Cashew Alliance is excited to announce that Equatorial Nut Processors Ltd. (ENP) has officially joined the ACA Advisory Board as the first African-based company in the body. ENP, one of East Africa’s leading nut processors, is based about 120 km from Nairobi in Muranga, Kenya and became an ACA member in 2012.  The company was...

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10 Jan, 2014

As 2013 comes to a close, the African Cashew Alliance is still busy strengthening the African Cashew Sector through various activities.  In this newsletter, we picked out our favorite moments of the past year, highlighted the many health benefits of our favorite nut, and give you updates on the latest ACA activities, from Conferences in Vietnam and Tanzania to a growing family of ACA Seal...

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19 Dec, 2013

The cashew sector value chain sector in Côte d’Ivoire underwent some changes over the past couple of weeks; ARECA, the government agency which regulates the cotton and cashew industries in the country, has become le Conseil du Coton et de l'Anacarde.  The newly named body also has a new mission which is to develop the productivity of the entire value chain from production to the...

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