Tanzania: How Tanzania Farmers Lose Billions From Cashew Apples Left to Rot

Mtwara — The majority of cashew farmers in Tanzania grow the crop with a target to sell the crop in its raw form. To them, cashew apples ripping with the nuts are a waste.

These farmers have not idea that there were losing between Sh22.8 and 31.8 trillion every year for failing to turn the 'wastes' into an opportunity for generating wealth.

Year in, year out, cashew nut growers have ended up selling their unprocessed cashew to buyers in auctions set by the government through local authorities.

Their knowledge of what potential the cashew trees provide is so...read more