Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

12 Aug, 2013


     The African Cashew Alliance is excited to welcome Roger T. Brou as the new Managing Director.  Brou is joining the team after years of experience in agribusiness project finance and bank-to-bank finance....

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8 Aug, 2013
Why should you come the ACA World Cashew Festival and Expo 2013?

These video testimonials from some leading cashew industry and ACA representatives describe how participants and the cashew industry as a whole benefit from the annual conference. Click below to hear their thoughts.


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31 Jul, 2013

The ACA recently saw its mission realized by a new team of cashew processing companies.  In late June 2013, the Food Processing Co. Ltd. (Food Pro) was in the process of implementing the ACA Quality and Sustainability Seal program at their plant in Nigeria.  In order to better understand the necessary elements of an efficient and quality factory, the Food...

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19 Jul, 2013

 The African Cashew Initiative launched the second  call of the Matching Fund today.  Between 19th July  to 19th August 2013, Private Enterprises can apply  with their projects on enhancement of farmer  linkages and may potentially receive funding from  the Matching Fund Board. ...

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25 Jun, 2013

In the June edition of their newsletter, Root Capital (Growing Rural Prosperity) focuses on the cashew business in West Africa and in particular local processor and ACA member, Cajou Espoir.

For the full story and Interview with the CEO of Cajou Espoir, visit rootcapital

18 Jun, 2013

On May 17, 2013, Anatrans became the third company to be officially certified under the ACA Quality and Sustainability Seal.  Anatrans, a medium-capacity factory located in Bobo, Burkina Faso, was assessed by ACA Seal Coordinator Peter Nyarko and Food Safety Expert Jim Giles.  Nyarko and Giles completed audits in the two critical disciplines: Food Safety and Social Compliance....

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17 Jun, 2013

On April 26, USAID officially awarded the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) with a Global Development Alliance (GDA) grant.  The funds will support a two-year program entitled “Leveraging Cashew Business for Poverty Reduction.” Within the two-year time span of the project, ACA’s work is expected to result in additional income of $10M for rural communities and create 3,200 new jobs in the...

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24 May, 2013

The Usibras Group, an ACA member and one of Brazil’s leading cashew businesses, will break ground this month on a $15M cashew processing factory in Ghana. Since being introduced to the African market by ACA in 2008, Usibras has gradually become involved in business across the continent, exporting raw cashew nuts from Ghana, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. Now, Usibras will further...

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16 May, 2013


$25m processing plant in Ghana to be set up by Brazilian cashew company. 

For the full story, visit Ghana Business News

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8 May, 2013


The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) took part in the first edition of a Trade Fair for Cashew, Shea, pineapple, and Borderless Alliances organized in Benin from 29 April to 5 May 2013. Throughout the show, the ACA exhibited at a booth promoting its various activities as well as the World Cashew Festival and Expo 2013 scheduled for September 16 to 19, 2013 in Lagos....

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