News Library

The Economist on keeping West African cashew gains close to home

The Economist’s Baobob Africa blog included a story on October 19 about cashews in Ghana. It focuses on a new processing factory at Techiman in western Ghana that belongs to Rajkumar Impex, an Indian company which processes more cashews than anyone else: 8-10% of the global crop and 20% of Africa’s. The African Cashew Alliance--an industry group created by CARANA-managed USAID's West Africa Trade Hub--is mentioned in the article as wanting Africa to process much more of its own raw nuts, much of which is processed in India or Vietnam currently. Read the full blog at The Economist.

Published October 2011