On-the-Ground Updates

New Production Facility Revitalizes Cashew Nut Market in the Tanga Region of Tanzania

Linus Ndongwe
Published Jan 31, 2023
The Tanga region in Tanzania is one of the new cashew nut producing areas in the country. However, due to low production levels of approximately 300MT per year, farmers in the region have historically been forced to informally trade their cashews in Kenya due to low prices and the lack of a formal market. However, the 2021/22 cashew season saw a change in the market in the Tanga region, as the opening of a factory with a production capacity of 500MT per year, revitalized the market and provided farmers with a stable market for their produce.
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