Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

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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7 May, 2013

ACi launches a Master Trainer Program offering trainings to a pool of 50 selected applicants to become qualified experts on the cashew value chain in four West African countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. For facilitating regional exchange of knowledge, learning and innovation, about 20% of the openings are reserved for applicants from other West...

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30 Apr, 2013

The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) organized a hugely successful Access to Finance Conference on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria. Present at the well attended event were major stakeholders along the value chain in the Nigerian cashew sector,  as well as  major financial institutions including NEXIM Bank, Ecobank and Fidelity Bank.

Chief among the...

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29 Apr, 2013

Leonard Garden has been named Deputy Managing Director of ACA, marking an important leadership transition at the organization. Garden will be working alongside current Managing Director Christian Dahm through June, when he will assume full MD responsibilities after the official handover takes place.

As only the second Managing Director since ACA’s founding in 2005, Garden was hired...

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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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