Farmers in Guinea-Bissau have already sold all of the cashew nuts harvested this season, at an average price of 500 CFA francs (86 cents) per kilogramme, said the Inspector General for Trade.
Alberto Mendes Pereira told the ANG news agency that 147.41 tonnes of cashew nuts had already been exported in the current campaign, but added that total exports could reach 150,000 tonnes.
“Many people thought that we would not reach 100 thousand tonnes, but with great effort and dedication from all of us, we managed to reach the desired amount,” said Pereira, quoted by ANG.
Pereira also said there were still some cashew nuts to export, but that their shipment had been temporarily suspended due to the export of logs.
Official figures show that more than 80% of the population of Guinea Bissau depends directly on the cultivation of cashews for their subsistence. (macauhub)