Cashew Industry News

The latest news from the African cashew industry.

8 May, 2015
"The [Tanzanian] government has reaffirmed its commitment to end exporting raw cashew nuts, after signing agreement with three institutions to construct three processing factories for the cash crop in three regions.... read more
5 May, 2015

To read a brief history of the Tanzanian cashew industry, challenges it has faced and overcome, and the current outlook for the sector, please visit the allAfrica site here.

24 Apr, 2015

"Guinea-Bissau set 2015 farmgate cashew price paid to farmers at 300 CFA francs ($0.49) per kg, 20 percent higher than the previous year, as the government launched a new season aimed at boosting its top export earner. The tiny West African nation is the world's seventh-biggest cashew...

read more
17 Apr, 2015

At a national consultative forum held at the Baobab Holiday Resort, representatives of all components of the cashew value chain - including farmers, traders, processors, exporters, and other relevant public and private sector stakeholders - declared that April 15 would be the start date for the cashew marketing season in The Gambia. To read more, please visit the allAfrica site...

read more
10 Apr, 2015

Ms Anna Abdallah has been appointed as the new Chairman of Cashewnut Board of Directors in Tanzania, by President Jakaya...

read more
7 Apr, 2015

Western Cashew Nut Industries is discussing with Development Bank of Zambia and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock on the possibility to finance the 22 million Zambian kwecha required to invest in the multi-million cashew plantation project. Company managing director Moses Shimbilimbili said over 200 farmers have been engaged to cultivate cashew trees under the out-grower schemes....

read more
24 Mar, 2015

The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) Secretariat is delighted to welcome the newest member of our Advisory Board: the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), represented by its Chief Executive Officer Mr. Olusegun Awolowo.

The NEPC, whose mission is to make Nigeria’s non-oil export a significant contributor to the country’s GDP, is a strong supporter of the cashew industry. We look...

read more
20 Mar, 2015

On March 19, 2015, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Resource Center (ATRC) was officially launched at the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), located in Accra, Ghana. The ATRC is a joint effort between GCCI and the USAID/West Africa Trade Hub (THN).  ATRC will provide new and existing local businesses with advice on becoming export-ready in order to take...

read more
18 Mar, 2015

Representatives of the Ghana Cashew Industry Stakeholders have agreed on GH¢2.70 per kilogramme as the starting price for Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) in Ghana in the 2015 cashew season. This is the first time the players in the industry have come together to set a common price for the beans....

read more
24 Feb, 2015

The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has received a new grant from the African Development Bank’s Africa Trade Fund (AfTra) to implement an extensive technical assistance program for cashew processors in 8 countries in East and West Africa.

The grant supports ACA activities aimed at creating more than 2,000 new jobs (at least 70% of which will be for women) and...

read more