Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

26 Jun, 2015

Early bird registration has been extended until July 31st, 2015! Register here for the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) World Cashew Festival & Expo 2015.  After this date, normal conference and expo fees will apply.

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23 Jun, 2015

“To the Ivoirian economy, the cashew boom presents an unexpected but welcome opportunity to diversify agricultural exports beyond cocoa beans and rubber. It will also help develop the country’s agro-industry. However, to realise its full potential, Côte d’Ivoire has to process and add value to its raw cashews. While the country…” read...

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19 Jun, 2015

A Message from the ACA President:

Thank you for your continued interest and support for the African Cashew Alliance.  As an active stakeholder in the African cashew industry, we would like to share with you that Mr. Roger Brou has transitioned out of his post as the ACA Managing Director as of May 31, 2015.  He began serving in this role in August 2013...

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8 Jun, 2015

"The price of raw cashew nuts [in Ghana] has soared to an all time high of 4 GHS/kg on the local market after seeing a quantum leap in price in less than 18 months, putting a smile on the faces of farmers who are grappling to meet demand [...] 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,...

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1 Jun, 2015

"A 'one-stop-shop' to facilitate bureaucratic procedures for cashew exports started operating in Guinea-Bissau on Monday, under the responsibility of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Crafts.

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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.