Mozambique’s cashew processing industry employs over 9,000 people

19 October 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 19 Oct – The cashew processing industry in Mozambique has so far created 9,000 jobs in the provinces of Nampula, Cabo Delgado and Zambézia, according to the Cashew Industrialists’ Association (Aicaju).

Mohamed Yunuss, the chairman of Aicaju, told daily newspaper Notícias, that this number of jobs had been the result of 18 cashew processing units going into operation recently, most if which in Nampula province where most of the cashew nuts are grown.

Yunuss noted that the number of jobs could increase to 12,000 with the likely launch of three more industrial units, which are currently at a standstill.

This year, the cashew processing industries in the provinces of Nampula, Cabo Delgado and Niassa will consume 42,000 tons of the product, of the 60,000 tons that are expected to be sold in the current campaign. (macauhub)