What is Ghana's position in Cashew Nut production and market?
Cashew nuts in Ghana are mostly produced by small-scale farmers representing about 85% of the total production. It is estimated that over 70,000 hectares of land in Ghana are used to grow cashew nuts. Some of the cashew nut growing areas include; Ahafo and Bono areas.
Statistics show that Ghana produced north of 80,000 tons of cashew nuts in the previous year. This ranks cashew nuts as one of the top export commodities in Ghana in terms of value. Almost all of Ghana’s cashew nuts are exported raw.
Which countries are top producers for cashew nuts?
The global top producer of cashew nuts is Ivory Coast (792.68K MT), followed by India (743K MT), then Burundi (283.33K MT). From fourth to tenth place are Vietnam, Philippines, Tanzania, Benin, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, and Brazil.