Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

29 May, 2015
"B&FT has gathered that a kilogramme of raw cashew nut, which sold on the market for GHS 1.5 in 2013 is now trading for GHS 4, representing an increase of 166 percent. The steep spike in price of the commodity has been attributed to high demand for the product, with supply unable to keep pace." To read more, please vist the B&FT ... read more
15 May, 2015

"Patrols of ants on cashew nut trees can roughly double the yield of the crop, according to researchers in Benin. The researchers say that African weaver ants (Oecophylla longinoda) are an effective natural way to reduce considerable losses of cashew nuts from insect pests, such as fruit flies, and improve cashew quality, on farms in many African countries." To read more, please visit...

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11 May, 2015

The ACA Secretariat invites applications from ACA Core Members* who are interested in joining the ACA Executive Committee (EC), ACA’s governing body. The EC provides strategic direction and oversight to guide ACA’s activities to promote a globally competitive African cashew industry that provides benefits to the value chain - from farmer to consumer. The EC is composed of 7 positions: 5...

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8 May, 2015
"The [Tanzanian] government has reaffirmed its commitment to end exporting raw cashew nuts, after signing agreement with three institutions to construct three processing factories for the cash crop in three regions.... read more
5 May, 2015

To read a brief history of the Tanzanian cashew industry, challenges it has faced and overcome, and the current outlook for the sector, please visit the allAfrica site here.

24 Apr, 2015

"Guinea-Bissau set 2015 farmgate cashew price paid to farmers at 300 CFA francs ($0.49) per kg, 20 percent higher than the previous year, as the government launched a new season aimed at boosting its top export earner. The tiny West African nation is the world's seventh-biggest cashew...

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17 Apr, 2015

At a national consultative forum held at the Baobab Holiday Resort, representatives of all components of the cashew value chain - including farmers, traders, processors, exporters, and other relevant public and private sector stakeholders - declared that April 15 would be the start date for the cashew marketing season in The Gambia. To read more, please visit the allAfrica site...

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10 Apr, 2015

Ms Anna Abdallah has been appointed as the new Chairman of Cashewnut Board of Directors in Tanzania, by President Jakaya...

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7 Apr, 2015

Western Cashew Nut Industries is discussing with Development Bank of Zambia and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock on the possibility to finance the 22 million Zambian kwecha required to invest in the multi-million cashew plantation project. Company managing director Moses Shimbilimbili said over 200 farmers have been engaged to cultivate cashew trees under the out-grower schemes....

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24 Mar, 2015

The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) Secretariat is delighted to welcome the newest member of our Advisory Board: the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), represented by its Chief Executive Officer Mr. Olusegun Awolowo.

The NEPC, whose mission is to make Nigeria’s non-oil export a significant contributor to the country’s GDP, is a strong supporter of the cashew industry. We look...

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