Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

30 Sep, 2013

African cashew-nut producers could triple revenue from exports in the next seven years by increasing processing capacity and adding value to the crop, according to the African Cashew Alliance...


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25 Sep, 2013
Unshelling Cashew: Improving Livelihoods

Video of Unshelling Cashew: Improving Livelihoods

The new ACA video features a few of ACA Member cashew processors, including Madame Taraf, the President of ACA and also a member of Benin Gold, an alliance of three processors.  Watch it now and discover how the African Cashew Alliance is transforming the cashew value chain.

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20 Sep, 2013

On the 16-19th of September, 2013 cashew industry representatives from around the world convened in Accra, Ghana for the ACA World Cashew Festival and Expo 2013.  The event was the African Cashew Alliance's 8th annual conference, and the nearly 350 participants made it a success, once again. 

The Opening Ceremony commenced three days of partnership and knowledge...

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12 Sep, 2013

Please note that on-site registration has different conference fees than online registration.

Core Members  
      Farmers: $300.00
     1 Delegate: $500.00
Stakeholder Members 
     1 Delegate: $800.00
Government Representative : $500.00
Non-Members: $1200.00

The 8th Annual ACA...

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3 Sep, 2013
One Tree, Many Benefits: Potential Gains in the Cashew Value Chain

Last year in Ghana, 60,000 small holder farmers tended to cashew trees on around 60,000 hectares of land.  While best known for producing a kidney-shaped snack nut, these trees and their products hold potential far beyond one type of consumption.  From pastes, to juice, to cookies, discovering the many uses of the...

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15 Aug, 2013

The African Cashew Alliance is excited to introduce Kantha Shelke as a speaker at the ACA World Cashew Festival and Expo 2013 on 16-19 September in Accra, Ghana.  Dr. Shelke, a leading food scientist, will present during the "New Market Opportunities" portion of this year's plenary discussion.  We were lucky enough to ask her a few questions about her background and even...

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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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