ACA supports National Cashew Summit to promote expansion of Nigerian cashew industry

ACA Business Advisor discusses cashew processing with Summit participants during a field trip to a local processing facility

ACA was proud to support Nigeria's National Cashew Summit, held on 1-2 December 2011. This event, organized by Nigeria's Raw Materials Research and Development Council, focused on strategies to promote the sustainable development of Nigeria's cashew industry - namely an increase in both production and processing. The 200 participants learned about good agricultural practices, trends on the world market, and an innovative cashew processing cluster scheme. ACA President Idrissa Kilangi presented the keynote address, in which he discussed best practices and passionately described the many benefits a strong and sustainable cashew industry could bring to Nigeria.

ACA hopes to build on this productive event and continue to support Nigeria's efforts to develop its cashew sector!