Nouvelles de l'industrie

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

30 oct, 2014

In Cote d'Ivoire, cashew trees were initially planted in the northern region of the country as a mechanism to prevent soil erosion and deforestation. However, now that it has become one of the largest cashew-producing countries in the world and the economy is boosted from the sale of the raw nuts, the country may be well on its way to dominating the world's cashew industry. To read more,...

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24 oct, 2014

The Department of Agriculture in the Mkuranga District of Tanzania have been charged with investigating the fungus disease that appears to be plaguing the cashew trees of the Magawa village. This disease appeared for the first time in the village in 2000, but seems to have re-emerged in full force.  To read more, please visit the allAfrica site...

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17 oct, 2014

As of October 2014, Cote d'Ivoire has produced approximately 550,000 metric tons of raw cashew, a record for Africa's highest-producing nation.  Experts project the production to double within the next five years, thereby easily overtaking India as the world's largest cashew producer. To read more, please visit the China Post site...

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10 oct, 2014

As part of the new Nigerian cashew export strategy, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), along with the National Cashew Association of Nigeria and USAID, launched an initiative on Wednesday to scale-up cashew production within the country by over 150%, creating approximately 344,000 new jobs and over $75 million in new income.  The African Cashew Alliance has been a key partner...

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29 sep, 2014

The government of Guinea-Bissau, in partnership with the Guinean Foundation for Enterprise and Industrial Development (Fundei), created a fund to finance projects related to the processing of cashew nuts.  This fund, starting at 1.5 million euros, seeks to dissuade the export of RCN to India and to promote domestic processing and value-addition.  To read more, please visit the Macau...

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19 sep, 2014

Chers amis et collègues du cajou,

C'est avec une profonde tristesse que nous vous annonçons le décès de notre ancien président de l’ACA, M. Idrissa Kilangi. M. Kilangi décédé le 12 septembre 2014 en Tanzanie suit a des problèmes de sante. Son enterrement a eu lieu dans sa ville natale de Iringa sur les hauts plateaux du sud de la Tanzanie.

M. Kilangi a d'abord été élu premier...

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15 sep, 2014

L’Alliance Africaine pour le Cajou regrette d'annoncer que le Festival Mondial du Cajou & Expo a été annulé en raison du virus Ebola en l'Afrique de l'Ouest.

Étant donné l'interdiction récente de conférences internationales au Ghana, et reconnaissant l'importance de soutenir la prévention de la propagation du virus Ebola, L'ACA est triste d'annoncer l'annulation de l'édition de la...

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8 sep, 2014

A joint program was recently launched in Tanzania by the Commission of Science and Technology (COSTECH) and the Mkinga District Council with the intent of reviving the cashew industry.  The program, targeting female farmers, provides both training and technological equipment to small-scale female producers in order to improve productivity.  To read more, please visit the allAfrica...

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1 aoû, 2014

The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) says it is targeting the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop the country's cashew value chain and improve crop yields.  The NCAN National President, Tola Faseru, said the association was already in advanced discussions with the USAID to provide evidence-based advocacy to facilitate access to technical...

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25 juil, 2014

Guinea-Bissau's cashew exports have sky-rocketed this season, up to 40% higher than this period last year.  This jump is largely attributed to the government's commitment to prioritizing the cashew industry.  To read more, please visit the Reuters site here.

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