Mozambique to sell 95,000 tonnes of cashew nuts

3 September 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 3 Sept – The Mozambican National Cashew Institute (INC) expects to start selling 95,000 tonnes of cashew nuts within the next two weeks, which is 30,000 tonnes more than in the previous season.

Production of cashews this year exceeded the national average over the last few years, which was around 80,000 tonnes.

Institute officials have carried out a number of activities in the Nampula area with a view to boost cashew farming, preventing blights and encouraging rural workers to avoid uncontrolled burning such as occurred last season and which affected cashew production in the province.

Despite liberalisation of the market, the INC gave assurances that raw cashew nut exports would not affect the processing industry. (macauhub)