Mozambique is expected to produce 120,000 tons of cashew nuts in 2016/2017

17 November 2016

The sale of cashew nuts in Mozambique in the 2016/2017 campaign is expected to reach 120,000 tonnes compared to almost 100,000 recorded in the previous year, said the director of the National Cashew Institute (Incaju).

Ilídio Bande, who was speaking in the Nampula district at the official launch of the 2016/2017 campaign, said there are good indicators in all provinces producing nuts and the goal is therefore likely to be achieved.

The beginning of the cashew nut marketing year is the culmination of a preparation process involving producers, service providers, government agencies and other stakeholders so that the whole process is conducted smoothly, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias.

The governor of Nampula, Victor Borges, recalled the province is the largest cashew producer in Mozambique and called on producers to combat the problems affecting the cashew trees, including pests and wildfires. (macauhub)