Some enraged cashew farmers in the Jaman North constituency has called on the President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Afriyie Akoto to institute a cashew Board to regulate the cashew pricing for the next season.
Some farmers in an interview stated that, since the cashew is always purchased by individual companies, the pricing is not stable which always affect the farmers who are into full time cashew farming.
They lamented high labour cost, high cost of pesticides and other inputs for the farming of cashew.
They are pleading with government to operationalize the proposed Cashew Board which they said will help fix the price of cashew for the subsequent seasons.
The growing cashew business is a silent money-spinner you never know until you grab it or get close to the seller.
Rather like a nation that seriously milks cash from cashews exports.
Now, according to the Pineapple Association, Ghana is among the green cashew producers in Africa, which includes Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Mozambique.
There is more money in processing or roasting cashews than in selling raw ones, the ratio is 1:10. The main reason for this post is to show you a step-by-step guide on how to be successful on a cashew farm in Ghana.
Business isn’t a fast-paced type of business that takes 3 years to build, but it’s worth the wait. This involves a lot of capital for both planting and harvesting.