Mozambique: Cashew production reached its highest level in 30 years
08 May 2017
(Ecofin Agency) - At the end of the 2016/2017 campaign Mozambique produced 137,000 tons of cashews, 17 000 tonnes more than expected and the largest crop recorded in 30 years. This was stated llidio Band, director of the National Institute of cashew (INCAJU) to Macauhub .
According to band, this production increase is due mainly to well distributed rainfall, despite the downward trend observed in the south.
In addition, says the leader, the rainfall arrived at a propitious moment, promoting the transition to flowering and promotion efforts through the introduction of many plant varieties.
Remember, Mozambique produced 104,000 tons of cashews in 2015/2016. Nampula is the main area of production of cashew in the country (44%). It is followed by the provinces of Cabo Delgado (15%) and Zambezia (12%).