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.
Technical Information Kit 3 MB
"The Technical Information Kit" is a study conducted by the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC).
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).
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.