Mozambique: Mozambican province of Nampula to see lower cashew production

9 July 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 9 July – The province of Nampula, in the north of Mozambique, is expected to see a fall in cashew production in the 2007/2008 season, a source from the National Cashew Institute (INcaju) told Macauhub.

The source said that the forecast for teh current season had been 46,000 tonnes but that the province would produce just 42,000 tonnes.

Cyclone Jokwe, which hit the Nampula area in March destroyed around 2 million cashew trees.

In Nampula province is Mozmabique’s biggest cashew producer, and the nut is one of its biggest export products.

In the previous harvest, in 2006-2007, production was just over 74,000 tons.

The source told Macauhub that around 24,000 tonnes of total production in 2007 had been exported to India. (macauhub)