Cashew nut production in Mozambique approaches 100,000 tons

4 November 2015

Sales of cashew nuts in Mozambique in the 2015/2016 campaign could reach 100,000 tons, according to information released by the director of the National Institute of Cashew Promotion (Incaju), Filomena Maiópuè in Muecate, Nampula province.

Maiópuè, who took part in the official launch of the sales year, recalled that in the previous campaign sales totalled 80,000 tons, so that “achieving the goal of 100,000 tons is something that we view as possible.”

At the time, the director of Incaju noted that Mozambique has 14 cashew processing plants, mostly operating in Nampula province.

Nampula has an estimated 14 million cashew trees and is the Mozambican province with the highest cashew production. (macauhub/MZ)