Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

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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29 Jan, 2013

“I found us in the spotlight, despite the American emphasis at the convention,” observed Dahiya. “Even though we are far from the market in distance, the African cashew business feels closer by working to meet international food safety requirements through the ACA seal.” This feeling was reinforced by a surge of interest in expanding business in Africa - two buyers decided to...

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7 Jan, 2013

Following an invitation of PADEC, a support development program of the Casamance Region, on December 20-21, 2012, the Trade Hub Dakar Director, Makhtar Thiam represented ACA and the USAID West Africa Trade Hub at a two days workshop in Ziguinchor (Southern Senegal) to create a new interprofessional organization in the cashew sector for the 3 administrative regions of Casamance (Ziguinchor,...

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24 Oct, 2012

On Friday, September 2012, ACA Member West Africa Markets Link (WAML) was awarded the Gold Award for the Export of Cashew Nuts in 2011 by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority. Winfred Osei, Managing Director of WAML, accepted the award at the 22nd National Awards for Export Achievement in Accra, Ghana.

The award, given for companies working with non-traditional exports, rewards...

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