Cashew Kernel Price Today
Cashew Kernel Price Today, July 21, 2017
W240: 5.20-5.25; W320: 5.05-5.15;
W450/ SW320/ LBW: 4.9-4.95;
DW: 4.5-4.6; WS/WB: 4.35-4.6;
LP: 3.75-3.85 (SP: Limited)
(Unit: USD/ Lb FOB HCMC/ Flexi packs)
Note: The above selling prices for non-Chinese markets/ Prompt shipment.
Thứ Năm, 31 tháng 7, 2014
Thứ Tư, 30 tháng 7, 2014
Thứ Hai, 28 tháng 7, 2014
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Thứ Sáu, 25 tháng 7, 2014
Thứ Tư, 23 tháng 7, 2014
July 21, 2014
The cashew industry generated 170 million dollars in the form of foreign exchange earnings for the economy in 2013.
Mr Justice Samuel Adjei, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister who made this known in Sunyani said the industry is the largest contributor to non-traditional export crops.The Deputy Regional Minister was speaking at the closing session of a five-day master training programme, for stakeholders in the cashew sector, drawn Ghana, Burkina-Faso, Togo, Benin, Cote D’Iviore, Senegal and Sierra Leone.Attended by 60 participants, the training pogramme was organised by the African Cashew Initiative (ACi) in collaboration with African Cashew Alliance with support from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana.
It was aimed at developing a pool of certified cashew experts in West Africa, with in-depth knowledge on the cashew value chain.Mr Adjei said the impact of cashew on poverty reduction and the environment in the Savanna regions has been significant.He entreated investors who are interested in the cashew industry to come into the region and take advantage of the suitable land and vegetation that promote the cultivation of the highly economic crop.
Mr Siegfried Leffler, Country Director of German Development Cooperation, one of the funding agencies, said ACi has so far trained about 300,000 cashew farmers in the participating countries with increase of their annual income by 12 million Euros.In addition, he said 20 processors in West-Africa had received technical and business advisory support in its build up phase and employing more than 5,000 people.Mr Leffler noted that the challenges in the young African cashew sector are multiple and needed the efforts of all actors – producers, processors, buyers, governments, NGOs and expert services.He explained that the cooperation would continue to fulfill its core business capacity development for African countries which include building individual knowledge, as well as institutional development and networking.
Ann-Christin Berger, Communication Manager, ACi said the first two sessions of the Master Training Programme were successfully held in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso in December 2013 and Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire in April 2014.“At the heart of this comprehensive Master Training Programme are facilitators and technical experts who teach, evaluate and potentially re-design each training session according to participants’ needs,” she added.Participants were presented with certificates after going through topics such as the economics of cashew production and cashew processing, development of improved planting material, data collection methods for proper monitoring and evaluation as well as alternative and innovative media for disseminating information and collecting data.
Chủ Nhật, 20 tháng 7, 2014
The Managing Director of Kona Agro Processing Company, Raymond Taylor, however expressed frustration about the lack of policies by government to regulate the cashew industry.
In an interview with Radio Ghana, Mr Taylor said government must institute measures to stimulate the sector as the country stands to gain foreign exchange from the sector.
Mr Taylor appealed to government to put up a processing factory that will add value to agricultural produce.
He also appealed to government to allocate part of EDAIF fund to support the sector.
Thứ Tư, 16 tháng 7, 2014
Chủ Nhật, 13 tháng 7, 2014
MANGALORE: The Konkan coast has witnessed one of the best cashew seasons this time. The succulent red and yellow cashew fruit hanging from trees in cashew orchards was a common sight. One would say that the real fun of the summer is biting into them and experiencing the aromatic and slight tipsy taste tingling on the palate. But there’s nothing like popping a bag full of salted cashew nuts that are golden fried in ghee.
This was the scene in thousands of homes and hotels along the Karnataka coast. And what’s more is cashew-crazy tourists are thronging this place from places like Bangalore, Mysore and the arid North Indian cities.
In fact, a few years ago, cashew nuts were just another edible item consumed only by the rich and elite, but now even the budget-conscious tourists are giving a push to this new form of ‘cashew tourism’ that extends right from Mangalore in the South to the edge of Karnataka Coast bordering Goa.
“We never had such a good season. In 2012, we realised that every cashew tree in the wild was as important as the cultured ones growing on the captive orchards along the coast. According to a rough estimate, we have over 25 lakh yielding trees along the coast in three districts. Karnataka State Cashew Development Corporation (KCDC) started educating the people living along the coast about the commercial value of these trees in their farms. We told them to keep a track of the yield and collect every nut that the tree yields. This led to a dramatic 20 per cent jump between March and April,” informed KCDC official Manjunath Shetty.
While Uttara Kannada district thrives on the tender cashew business, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada district add value to the produce which has a tremendous demand both in the export as well as the local market.
“We were astounded with the results. Earlier, the export variety of value-added products such as fried cashew nuts and masala cashew nuts hardly sold in the local market. Now, even at Rs 700 per kg our stocks were sold out within the first month of the fresh crop. So much so that we had to begin production all over again,” said Prabhakar Kamath, a cashew factory owner.
This spurt in the market has been attributed to consumers in Bangalore. The Mangalore Cashew Manufacturing Association was the first to promote cashew consumption among health-conscious people.
“We began with a campaign that cashew was the ‘zero cholesterol’ cocktail snack. We proved this with a number of scientific tests that we carried out on the nutritional value of the nut. This not only improved sales of these value-added products in the local market but in the export market as well,” association members said.
The initiatives undertaken by KCDC, MCMA and individual growers in all the three coastal districts have led to a 20 per cent increase in land utilised for cashew cultivation.
“In Uttara Kananda alone we have seen the yield go up from a seasonal 4,000 tonnes to 6,000 tonnes,” pointed out cashew dealer Damodar Pai Bhatkal.
The Konkanis call the cashew nut ‘Bibbo’, the Tulu speaking populace refer to it as ‘Beeja’, while the Kannadigas of the coast call it ‘Gerubeeja’. However, all linguistic groups have their own dishes. The most favoured is the ‘upkari’ in which cashew nuts are mixed with tender gherkins which are in turn fried and garnished. On the other hand, the Konkanis prepare a curry mixed with kidney beans which is a tad spicier. The Muslims generously use it in biryanis and ghee rice, particularly the ‘Bhatkali biryani’. Those with a sweet tooth use it for making ‘Kaju Katlis’ and ‘Burfis’ – a preferred choice among corporate companies for gifting.
Although neighbouring Goa is also known for the crop, foreign tourists, however, flock to Karwar and Mangalore to get a real taste of the tender cashew. Taraakka, a cashew vendor on the streets of Karwar, sells king-sized tender cashew nuts.
“I sell not less than 10,000 of these tender nuts every day. I send most of it to the Mangalore stores in Bangalore (Malleshwaram, Vijaynagar, Rajajinagar and Jayanagar) but these traders are so persistent that they demand more supplies. So I am compelled to travel to Kumta, Ankola and Bhatkal to get more stocks. When their demands reach unreasonable levels, I am forced to switch off my mobile phone,” she said.