Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

11 Apr, 2013

The cashew industry in Ghana has attracted the attention of the government, thanks to efforts by the Ghana Cashew Industry Association. In a meeting with Ghana’s new Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, a delegation representing the Ghana Cashew Industry Association explained the benefits of cashew to the Ghanaian economy.

The Association’s goal of garnering the minister’...

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3 Apr, 2013

Triangular competition in West Africa creating bullish market trends, according to

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25 Mar, 2013

Pick, pull, plop. Pick, pull, plop. This is the sound of cashew nuts being plucked from fallen apples scattering the ground of Mim Cashew. Margaret and Fusenia sit in the dappled shade under one of thousands of cashew trees on the farm, beginning the process that will eventually result in ACA Seal-certified cashew reaching international marketplaces.

Producing export-ready cashew is a...

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15 Mar, 2013

The launch of the cashew season in Burkina Faso this week took place at the premises of ANATRANS factory in Bobo-Dioulasso on the 12th of March, 2013.

The flagoff event, under the auspices of the Burkinabe National Cashew Committee was attended by the Head of District of Bobo-Dioulasso. Over 40 personalities were in attendance including District and Constituency heads,...

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12 Mar, 2013

"The work that still needs to be done is less than what we have accomplished already, I am certain we will reach the next level," said El Hadji Mamadou Bary of SOPELGUI, after he signed up his company for the ACA Quality and Sustainability Seal Program.

SOPELGUI is Guinea’s first cashew processor. The Indian-Guinean joint venture began operating in 2012 and has since exported the first...

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12 Mar, 2013

Guinean cashew farmers, processors and traders have joined forces to develop the potential of the cashew industry for the country’s economy. On February 25, 2013, the Guinean Cashew Alliance (l'Alliance Guinéenne de l'Anacarde) was launched in Conakry at an event attended by more than 50 participants from industry and government. With a growing production and processing industry, cashew...

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20 Feb, 2013

At a Steering Committee last October in Paris, the Global Cashew Council (GCC) identified several priorities for the years to come and developed an action plan for key upcoming activities. ACA MD Christian Dahm and former ACA president Carlos Costa attended as representatives of the African region. 

The meeting established a five-point program for follow up in 2013: a standard for...

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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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