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What is Ghana's position in Cashew Nut production and market?

Sep 14, 2021
Edited By
Jinwoo Cheon
Sep 14, 2021
Edited By
Jinwoo Cheon
Ghana has over 70,000 hectares for cashew nut production. It produced 80,000 tons of cashew nuts the previous year, ranking the product as one of the country's top export commodities, with a global export market share of 0.55%.

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. 




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