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  • The Senegal wants to more than double the cashew marketing 2018

    Mar 24th, 2016

    "Given the interest in cashew, Senegal is planning commercialization potential that will turn around 100 000 tons by 2018," said the chief of staff of the Ministry of Commerce, the informal sector of consumption and promotion of local products, Augustin Yakhar Faye at the annual forum of the opening ceremony dedicated to the commercialization of cashew nuts in Senegal. Organised by the Consultative Framework of the operators of the cashew sector in the Casamance (COFAC) and the Market Regulation Agency (ARM), the forum met from 22 to 23 March in Dakar cashew industry players from Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau, said the APS.

    Today, cashew production in Senegal is on average 40 000 tons per year with the main production area of ??the basin Casamance (Ziguinchor, Kolda and Sédhiou). It generates nearly FCFA 20,000 billion income to producers and 220 000 jobs. The conversion rate is very low, 50 tons in 2014, or 1% of the national production.