Cashew trees in Mozambique to be treated for pests

14 July 2014

Around 4.5 million cashew trees in Mozambique will this year be sprayed to prevent pests that affect cashew nut production, the director of the National Cashew Institute (INCAJU), Filomena Maiópuè said in Nampula cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

Maiópuè, who was speaking at the launch of the National Cashew Tree Treatment Campaign said that half the trees due to be sprayed were located in Nampula province, the largest cashew production area, which provides jobs to 9,000 people, 5,000 of which are women.

The spraying operation will be carried out by 3,000 workers.

The director of INCAJU said that the government was studying the mechanisms it should be in place to set the benchmark price in Mozambique for the sale of cashews.(macauhub/MZ)