Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

19 Feb, 2013

"Despite economic crisis, cashew is consumed greatly in the country as people understand more about its nutrition values, said the Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas)."

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7 Feb, 2013

India, one of the world's largest processors of cashew, is expected to expand RCN production in 2013, increasing output by 15%. Experts say that good weather patterns, including steady, late rainfall that continued until November of 2012, set up India for a good crop. In 2012 India harvested 693,000 MT of raw cashew - forecasts for this year are predicting 800,000MT of production. 

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1 Feb, 2013

Nigeria could generate $14b annually from RCN processing, according to Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.

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29 Jan, 2013

“I found us in the spotlight, despite the American emphasis at the convention,” observed Dahiya. “Even though we are far from the market in distance, the African cashew business feels closer by working to meet international food safety requirements through the ACA seal.” This feeling was reinforced by a surge of interest in expanding business in Africa - two buyers decided to...

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7 Jan, 2013

Following an invitation of PADEC, a support development program of the Casamance Region, on December 20-21, 2012, the Trade Hub Dakar Director, Makhtar Thiam represented ACA and the USAID West Africa Trade Hub at a two days workshop in Ziguinchor (Southern Senegal) to create a new interprofessional organization in the cashew sector for the 3 administrative regions of Casamance (Ziguinchor,...

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24 Oct, 2012

On Friday, September 2012, ACA Member West Africa Markets Link (WAML) was awarded the Gold Award for the Export of Cashew Nuts in 2011 by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority. Winfred Osei, Managing Director of WAML, accepted the award at the 22nd National Awards for Export Achievement in Accra, Ghana.

The award, given for companies working with non-traditional exports, rewards...

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2 Oct, 2012

From 17-20 September, cashew stakeholders from around the world gathered in Cotonou, Benin from to attend the 7th ACA Annual Conference. The event was the world’s biggest cashew event to date, with more than 500 registered participants from 36 countries. Keynote speakers, sector-specific workshops, and hundreds of Business2Business meeting provided both first-time attendees and...

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6 Aug, 2012

On 31 July 2012, at a Press and Stakeholder Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, the national cashew associations of Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique set up a cooperation framework that will promote cashew business in the region. The Chair of the Nut Processors Association of Kenya (NutPAK), Muhara Johnson, Cashewnut Processor Association of Tanzania Chairman Idrisa Kilangi, ACA MD Christian Dahm and...

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6 Aug, 2012

During an ACA visit to Kenya last week, ACA President Idrisa Kilangi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chairman of the Nut Processors Association of Kenya (NUTPAK), Muhara Johnson, in the presence of Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Trade. This partnership will promote the development of a sustainable cashew industry in Kenya, by facilitating a platform for...

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19 Jun, 2012

Red River Foods, one of the largest cashew kernel buyers in the world, has joined the Advisory Board of the African Cashew Alliance (ACA).  "We recognize the growing importance and future potential of Africa in the global cashew industry.  ACA has provided an excellent gateway for Red River Foods to establish business operations in Africa.  We are excited to continue working...

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